These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In California


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Well that was one heck of a nomination process for the Republican Party. Never in my life time have I see anything like it — given that’s a relatively short lifetime, but who’s counting?

And now that we’re headed towards the big November election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of California would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Golden State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in California with populations greater than 5,000 voted in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:

  1. Susanville (Photos)
  2. Shasta Lake
  3. Anderson
  4. Redding (Photos)
  5. Red Bluff (Photos)
  6. Corning (Photos)
  7. Orland
  8. Willows (Photos)
  9. Williams (Photos)
  10. Colusa (Photos)

If you’re wondering, San Francisco is the most liberal city in California of all those we measured.

And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most conservative cities in California.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in California

We started by making a list of every place in California over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 424 places in California.

We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most rightwing in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted conservative in the 2012 elecetion?

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 424, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in California.’

Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?

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1. Susanville

Susanville, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,048
Percent Conservative: 68.3%

2. Shasta Lake


Population: 10,146
Percent Conservative: 62.97%

3. Anderson


Population: 10,122
Percent Conservative: 62.97%

4. Redding

Redding, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 91,063
Percent Conservative: 62.97%

5. Red Bluff

Red Bluff, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,065
Percent Conservative: 61.95%

6. Corning

Corning, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,586
Percent Conservative: 61.95%

7. Orland


Population: 7,488
Percent Conservative: 61.14%

8. Willows

Willows, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,111
Percent Conservative: 61.14%

9. Williams

Williams, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,159
Percent Conservative: 59.68%

10. Colusa

Colusa, California

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,939
Percent Conservative: 59.68%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

Well there you have it, the places in California that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Susanville ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in California:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Dublin
  3. Emeryville

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In California

City Rank Population % Conservative
Susanville 1 16,048 68.3%
Shasta Lake 2 10,146 62.97%
Anderson 3 10,122 62.97%
Redding 4 91,063 62.97%
Red Bluff 5 14,065 61.95%
Corning 6 7,586 61.95%
Orland 7 7,488 61.14%
Willows 8 6,111 61.14%
Williams 9 5,159 59.68%
Colusa 10 5,939 59.68%
Yuba City 11 66,038 58.41%
Live Oak 12 8,467 58.41%
Auburn 13 13,785 58.32%
Rocklin 14 59,727 58.32%
Loomis 15 6,648 58.32%
Lincoln 16 45,038 58.32%
Roseville 17 126,327 58.32%
Ione 18 7,171 58.25%
Placerville 19 10,471 57.42%
South Lake Tahoe 20 21,437 57.42%
Madera 21 63,053 57.32%
Chowchilla 22 18,384 57.32%
Marysville 23 12,161 57.23%
Tehachapi 24 13,536 57.17%
Wasco 25 25,973 57.17%
Ridgecrest 26 28,489 57.17%
California City 27 13,201 57.17%
Arvin 28 20,328 57.17%
Bakersfield 29 363,612 57.17%
Mcfarland 30 13,028 57.17%
Shafter 31 17,513 57.17%
Taft 32 9,130 57.17%
Delano 33 52,807 57.17%
Farmersville 34 10,704 56.34%
Exeter 35 10,481 56.34%
Tulare 36 61,204 56.34%
Porterville 37 55,218 56.34%
Dinuba 38 23,243 56.34%
Visalia 39 127,842 56.34%
Lindsay 40 12,980 56.34%
Woodlake 41 7,525 56.34%
Hanford 42 54,790 56.25%
Lemoore 43 24,974 56.25%
Corcoran 44 23,216 56.25%
Avenal 45 14,154 56.25%
Yreka 46 7,635 55.64%
Crescent City 47 7,120 52.61%
Buena Park 48 82,683 51.87%
Newport Beach 49 86,911 51.87%
Brea 50 40,931 51.87%
Lake Forest 51 79,928 51.87%
Laguna Niguel 52 64,825 51.87%
La Palma 53 15,842 51.87%
Yorba Linda 54 67,033 51.87%
Westminster 55 91,719 51.87%
Costa Mesa 56 112,377 51.87%
Seal Beach 57 24,551 51.87%
Los Alamitos 58 11,658 51.87%
San Clemente 59 65,017 51.87%
Laguna Beach 60 23,230 51.87%
Tustin 61 78,787 51.87%
Mission Viejo 62 95,979 51.87%
Laguna Woods 63 16,359 51.87%
Irvine 64 238,474 51.87%
Laguna Hills 65 31,017 51.87%
Aliso Viejo 66 49,829 51.87%
Rancho Santa Margarita 67 49,026 51.87%
Cypress 68 49,008 51.87%
San Juan Capistrano 69 35,897 51.87%
Huntington Beach 70 197,752 51.87%
Garden Grove 71 174,721 51.87%
Dana Point 72 34,003 51.87%
Santa Ana 73 333,268 51.87%
Villa Park 74 5,947 51.87%
Anaheim 75 345,578 51.87%
Stanton 76 38,625 51.87%
La Habra 77 61,725 51.87%
Orange 78 139,761 51.87%
Fullerton 79 138,976 51.87%
Fountain Valley 80 56,696 51.87%
Placentia 81 52,123 51.87%
Gridley 82 6,579 49.01%
Oroville 83 16,060 49.01%
Chico 84 88,455 49.01%
Paradise 85 26,289 49.01%
Grass Valley 86 12,855 48.35%
Truckee 87 16,184 48.35%
Fresno 88 510,451 48.1%
Kingsburg 89 11,681 48.1%
Fowler 90 6,006 48.1%
Parlier 91 14,870 48.1%
Reedley 92 25,092 48.1%
Huron 93 6,792 48.1%
Kerman 94 14,285 48.1%
Mendota 95 11,402 48.1%
Orange Cove 96 9,565 48.1%
Sanger 97 24,700 48.1%
Coalinga 98 16,940 48.1%
Clovis 99 100,437 48.1%
Selma 100 24,017 48.1%

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