These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In California For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in California are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in California.

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Well this has been one heck of a couple of years 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 next big election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of California would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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 and contributed to political campaigns in the past several years. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican and gave the most to conservatives where named the most conservative cities in the state.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in California for 2019:

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

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about California and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in California for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in California over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 425 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 425 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Susanville, is “The Most Conservative City in California For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In California For 2019

Susanville, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,286
Percent Republican: 70.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Susanville: PhotosData

Susanville is the county seat of Lassen County, California, United States. Susanville is located on the Susan River in the southern part of the county, at an elevation of 4,186 feet. The population was 17,974 in the 2010 census, up from 13,541 in the 2000 census. Much of the population increase is related to persons held at two state prisons in the city.

Corning, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,550
Percent Republican: 64.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.22
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Corning: PhotosData

Red Bluff, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 14,111
Percent Republican: 64.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.62
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Red Bluff: PhotosData

Red Bluff is a city in and the county seat, of Tehama County, California, United States. The population was 14,076 at the 2010 census, up from 13,147 at the 2000 census.

Redding, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 91,236
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.73
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Redding: PhotosData

Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. It lies along the Sacramento River, is 162 miles north of Sacramento, and 120 miles south of the Oregon border. Interstate 5 bisects the entire city, from the south to north before it approaches Shasta Lake, which is located 15 miles to the north. The 2010 population was 89,861. Redding is the largest city in the Shasta Cascade region, and it is the fourth-largest city in the Sacramento Valley, behind Sacramento, Elk Grove, and Roseville.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,176
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.45
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Anderson: Data

Anderson is a city in Shasta County, California, USA, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. The population was 9,932 at the 2010 census, up from 9,022 at the 2000 census.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,125
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.23
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Shasta Lake: Data

The City of Shasta Lake is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. It is the closest settlement to Shasta Dam and Shasta Lake reservoir, which are popular tourist destinations. The population was 10,164 at the 2010 census, up from 9,008 at the 2000 census.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,532
Percent Republican: 61.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.83
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Orland: Data

Orland is a city in Glenn County, California. The population was 7,291 at the 2010 census, up from 6,281 at the 2000 census, making Orland the most populous city in Glenn County. Orland is located 16 miles north of Willows, at an elevation of 259 feet. Interstate 5, passes west of the downtown area while State Route 32 passes through downtown.`

Willows, CA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,055
Percent Republican: 61.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.72
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Willows: PhotosData

Willows is a city in and the county seat of Glenn County, California. The city is a home to regional government offices, including the California Highway Patrol, California Department of Motor Vehicles, the United States Bureau of Reclamation and the main offices of the Mendocino National Forest, which comprises about one million acres of Federal land located mostly in mountainous terrain west of Willows. The population was 6,166 at the 2010 census, down from 6,220 at the 2000 census.

Ione, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,161
Percent Republican: 58.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.67
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Ione: PhotosData

Ione is a city in Amador County, California, United States. The population was 7,918 at the 2010 census, up from 7,129 in 2000. Once known as “Bed-Bug” and “Freeze Out,” Ione was an important supply center on the main road to the Mother Lode and Southern Mines during the California Gold Rush.

Marysville, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,225
Percent Republican: 57.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $12.94
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Marysville: PhotosData

Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 12,072, reflecting a decrease of 196 from the 12,268 counted in the 2000 Census. It is included in the Yuba City Metropolitan Statistical Area, often referred to as the Yuba-Sutter Area after the two counties, Yuba and Sutter. The metropolitan statistical area is part of the Greater Sacramento area.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in California

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 least conservative cities in California:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Berkeley
  3. Union City

For more California reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In California

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Susanville, CA 15,286 70.8%
2 Corning, CA 7,550 64.8%
3 Red Bluff, CA 14,111 64.8%
4 Redding, CA 91,236 63.9%
5 Anderson, CA 10,176 63.9%
6 Shasta Lake, CA 10,125 63.9%
7 Orland, CA 7,532 61.1%
8 Willows, CA 6,055 61.1%
9 Ione, CA 7,161 58.4%
10 Marysville, CA 12,225 57.3%
11 Yreka, CA 7,571 55.3%
12 Yuba City, CA 66,229 53.7%
13 Live Oak, CA 8,537 53.7%
14 Madera, CA 64,058 53.7%
15 Crescent City, CA 6,751 53.7%
16 Chowchilla, CA 18,314 53.7%
17 Delano, CA 52,709 53.1%
18 Ridgecrest, CA 28,728 53.1%
19 Tehachapi, CA 12,948 53.1%
20 Mcfarland, CA 13,930 53.1%
21 California City, CA 13,495 53.1%
22 Arvin, CA 20,826 53.1%
23 Bakersfield, CA 372,680 53.1%
24 Wasco, CA 26,378 53.1%
25 Shafter, CA 18,433 53.1%
26 Taft, CA 9,224 53.1%
27 Colusa, CA 5,938 53.0%
28 Williams, CA 5,208 53.0%
29 Lemoore, CA 25,525 52.7%
30 Corcoran, CA 22,650 52.7%
31 Avenal, CA 13,119 52.7%
32 Hanford, CA 55,599 52.7%
33 South Lake Tahoe, CA 21,680 51.8%
34 Placerville, CA 10,681 51.8%
35 Lindsay, CA 13,167 51.1%
36 Exeter, CA 10,520 51.1%
37 Tulare, CA 62,296 51.1%
38 Porterville, CA 58,782 51.1%
39 Lincoln, CA 46,404 51.1%
40 Woodlake, CA 7,631 51.1%
41 Loomis, CA 6,727 51.1%
42 Dinuba, CA 23,712 51.1%
43 Visalia, CA 130,047 51.1%
44 Roseville, CA 130,705 51.1%
45 Farmersville, CA 10,738 51.1%
46 Auburn, CA 13,911 51.1%
47 Rocklin, CA 61,697 51.1%
48 Gridley, CA 6,576 46.5%
49 Oroville, CA 18,932 46.5%
50 Chico, CA 90,660 46.5%
51 Paradise, CA 26,437 46.5%
52 Waterford, CA 8,786 45.0%
53 Riverbank, CA 24,047 45.0%
54 Modesto, CA 210,166 45.0%
55 Patterson, CA 21,497 45.0%
56 Oakdale, CA 22,256 45.0%
57 Turlock, CA 71,906 45.0%
58 Hughson, CA 7,295 45.0%
59 Ceres, CA 47,650 45.0%
60 Newman, CA 10,951 45.0%
61 Indio, CA 86,867 44.4%
62 Calimesa, CA 8,517 44.4%
63 Perris, CA 75,011 44.4%
64 Banning, CA 30,824 44.4%
65 Hemet, CA 83,604 44.4%
66 Palm Desert, CA 51,675 44.4%
67 Temecula, CA 110,722 44.4%
68 Moreno Valley, CA 203,691 44.4%
69 Lake Elsinore, CA 62,229 44.4%
70 Blythe, CA 19,486 44.4%
71 La Quinta, CA 40,305 44.4%
72 Eastvale, CA 59,733 44.4%
73 Rancho Mirage, CA 17,975 44.4%
74 Riverside, CA 321,570 44.4%
75 Menifee, CA 86,820 44.4%
76 Corona, CA 163,585 44.4%
77 San Jacinto, CA 46,932 44.4%
78 Beaumont, CA 43,641 44.4%
79 Wildomar, CA 35,492 44.4%
80 Canyon Lake, CA 11,043 44.4%
81 Murrieta, CA 110,043 44.4%
82 Coachella, CA 44,382 44.4%
83 Jurupa Valley, CA 102,202 44.4%
84 Cathedral City, CA 53,733 44.4%
85 Desert Hot Springs, CA 28,298 44.4%
86 Norco, CA 26,711 44.4%
87 Indian Wells, CA 5,267 44.4%
88 Palm Springs, CA 47,140 44.4%
89 Clovis, CA 104,411 43.2%
90 Huron, CA 6,926 43.2%
91 Fowler, CA 6,200 43.2%
92 Coalinga, CA 16,612 43.2%
93 Sanger, CA 24,883 43.2%
94 Kerman, CA 14,537 43.2%
95 Reedley, CA 25,419 43.2%
96 Firebaugh, CA 8,275 43.2%
97 Parlier, CA 15,051 43.2%
98 Fresno, CA 519,037 43.2%
99 Kingsburg, CA 11,794 43.2%
100 Mendota, CA 11,396 43.2%

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