These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Colorado


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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 Colorado would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Colorado 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. Craig (Photos)
  2. Delta (Photos)
  3. Sterling (Photos)
  4. Montrose (Photos)
  5. Lamar (Photos)
  6. Fruita (Photos)
  7. Grand Junction (Photos)
  8. Woodland Park (Photos)
  9. Castle Pines
  10. Parker (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Denver is the most liberal city in Colorado 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 Colorado.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Colorado

We started by making a list of every place in Colorado over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 74 places in Colorado.

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 74, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Colorado.’

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

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1. Craig

Craig, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,983
Percent Conservative: 76.12%

2. Delta

Delta, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,779
Percent Conservative: 68.54%

3. Sterling

Sterling, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,046
Percent Conservative: 67.72%

4. Montrose

Montrose, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,970
Percent Conservative: 67.32%

5. Lamar

Lamar, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,744
Percent Conservative: 66.42%

6. Fruita

Fruita, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,750
Percent Conservative: 65.08%

7. Grand Junction

Grand Junction, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,945
Percent Conservative: 65.08%

8. Woodland Park

Woodland Park, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,155
Percent Conservative: 64.91%

9. Castle Pines


Population: 10,399
Percent Conservative: 62.11%

10. Parker

Parker, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,342
Percent Conservative: 62.11%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Denver
  2. Boulder
  3. Superior

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Colorado

City Rank Population % Conservative
Craig 1 8,983 76.12%
Delta 2 8,779 68.54%
Sterling 3 14,046 67.72%
Montrose 4 18,970 67.32%
Lamar 5 7,744 66.42%
Fruita 6 12,750 65.08%
Grand Junction 7 59,945 65.08%
Woodland Park 8 7,155 64.91%
Castle Pines 9 10,399 62.11%
Parker 10 47,342 62.11%
Castle Rock 11 52,143 62.11%
Lone Tree 12 12,462 62.11%
Fort Morgan 13 11,377 61.26%
Brush 14 5,488 61.26%
Cortez 15 8,571 60.08%
Fountain 16 27,062 58.91%
Colorado Springs 17 442,040 58.91%
Manitou Springs 18 5,211 58.91%
Monument 19 6,252 58.91%
Lochbuie 20 5,222 55.04%
Milliken 21 5,975 55.04%
Firestone 22 11,255 55.04%
Frederick 23 10,186 55.04%
Evans 24 20,308 55.04%
Windsor 25 20,455 55.04%
Greeley 26 97,074 55.04%
Fort Lupton 27 7,669 55.04%
La Junta 28 7,018 53.49%
Rifle 29 9,451 51.36%
Carbondale 30 6,516 51.36%
Glenwood Springs 31 9,756 51.36%
Salida 32 5,373 48.46%
Trinidad 33 8,470 47.55%
Lakewood 34 147,836 46.36%
Golden 35 19,780 46.36%
Arvada 36 111,658 46.36%
Edgewater 37 5,237 46.36%
Wheat Ridge 38 30,863 46.36%
Broomfield 39 60,699 45.79%
Wellington 40 6,934 45.72%
Loveland 41 71,755 45.72%
Fort Collins 42 153,292 45.72%
Berthoud 43 5,497 45.72%
Estes Park 44 6,103 45.72%
Littleton 45 44,553 43.99%
Greenwood Village 46 14,920 43.99%
Centennial 47 106,604 43.99%
Sheridan 48 5,912 43.99%
Aurora 49 345,867 43.99%
Cherry Hills Village 50 6,329 43.99%
Englewood 51 31,877 43.99%
Durango 52 17,486 43.84%
Pueblo 53 108,073 41.86%
Vail 54 5,321 41.52%
Avon 55 6,414 41.52%
Eagle 56 6,553 41.52%
Gypsum 57 6,685 41.52%
Steamboat Springs 58 12,148 41.07%
Alamosa 59 9,592 40.28%
Brighton 60 35,582 40.27%
Northglenn 61 37,754 40.27%
Commerce City 62 50,346 40.27%
Thornton 63 127,688 40.27%
Federal Heights 64 12,037 40.27%
Westminster 65 110,598 40.27%
Gunnison 66 5,955 38.55%
Aspen 67 6,740 30.02%
Erie 68 19,948 27.85%
Longmont 69 89,814 27.85%
Lafayette 70 26,430 27.85%
Louisville 71 19,548 27.85%
Superior 72 12,815 27.85%
Boulder 73 103,919 27.85%
Denver 74 649,654 24.23%

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