These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Colorado For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Colorado 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 Colorado.

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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 Colorado would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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 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 Colorado for 2019:

  1. Craig (Photos)
  2. Sterling (Photos)
  3. Lamar (Photos)
  4. Delta (Photos)
  5. Fort Morgan (Photos)
  6. Brush (Photos)
  7. Montrose (Photos)
  8. Woodland Park (Photos)
  9. Grand Junction (Photos)
  10. Fruita (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.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Colorado for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Colorado over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 75 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 75 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Craig, is “The Most Conservative City in Colorado For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Colorado For 2019

Craig, CO

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 8,903
Percent Republican: 81.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.95
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Craig: PhotosData

The City of Craig is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Moffat County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 9,464 at the 2010 United States Census.

Sterling, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,961
Percent Republican: 74.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.46
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Sterling: PhotosData

Sterling is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Logan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 14,777 at the 2010 census.

Lamar, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,627
Percent Republican: 70.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.22
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Lamar: PhotosData

Lamar is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Prowers County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 7,804 at the 2010 United States Census. The city was named after Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II during the period that he was Secretary of the Interior in the futile hope that the then town would be named as the land office.

Delta, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,739
Percent Republican: 69.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Delta: PhotosData

The City of Delta is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Delta County, Colorado, United States. The population was 8,915 at the 2010 census, up from 6,400 at the 2000 census. The United States Forest Service headquarters of the Grand Mesa, Gunnison, and Uncompahgre National Forests are located in Delta.

Fort Morgan, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,251
Percent Republican: 68.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.18
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Fort Morgan: PhotosData

Fort Morgan is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau estimated that the city population was 10,844 in 2005.

Brush, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,406
Percent Republican: 68.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Brush: PhotosData

The City of Brush is a Statutory City located in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 5463 at the 2010 United States Census.

Montrose, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,918
Percent Republican: 67.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.13
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Montrose: PhotosData

The City of Montrose is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Montrose County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 19,132 at the 2010 United States Census. The main road that leads in and out of Montrose is U.S. Highway 50. The town is located in cardinal-western Colorado, in the upper Uncompahgre Valley and is an economic, labor, and transportation waypoint for the surrounding recreation industry. Demographically, the town is majority white, with a large Hispanic population. It is also the home of a few major engineering projects, namely the Gunnison Tunnel.

Woodland Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,287
Percent Republican: 67.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Woodland Park: PhotosData

The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Many residents in this bedroom community, which is surrounded by the one-million acre Pike National Forest, make the 17-mile commute to Colorado Springs. Ute Pass lies 12 miles to the west of Woodland Park on US 24. The population was 6,515 at the 2000 census. Nearby Douglas County is about a fifteen-minute drive from the city.

Grand Junction, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 60,882
Percent Republican: 64.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $12.05
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Grand Junction: PhotosData

The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The city has a council-manager form of government, and is the most populous municipality in all of western Colorado. Grand Junction is situated 247 miles west-southwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 58,566. Grand Junction is the 15th most populous city in the state of Colorado and the most populous city on the Colorado Western Slope. Grand Junction serves as a major commercial and transportation hub within the large area between the Green River and the Continental Divide. It is the principal city of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area which had a population of 146,723 in 2010 census.

Fruita, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,039
Percent Republican: 64.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.18
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Fruita: PhotosData

The City of Fruita is a Home Rule Municipality located in western Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Fruita is part of the Grand Junction Metropolitan Statistical Area and within the Grand Valley. The geography is identified by the bordering Colorado River on the southern edge of town, the Uncompahgre Plateau known for its pinyon-juniper landscape, and the Book Cliffs range on the northern edge of the Grand Valley. The population was 12,646 at the 2010 census. Originally home to the Ute people, white farmers settled the town after founder William Pabor in 1884. Ten years later, Fruita was incorporated.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Colorado

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 least conservative cities in Colorado:

  1. Denver
  2. Louisville
  3. Longmont

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Colorado

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Craig, CO 8,903 81.3%
2 Sterling, CO 13,961 74.9%
3 Lamar, CO 7,627 70.4%
4 Delta, CO 8,739 69.4%
5 Fort Morgan, CO 11,251 68.1%
6 Brush, CO 5,406 68.1%
7 Montrose, CO 18,918 67.9%
8 Woodland Park, CO 7,287 67.5%
9 Grand Junction, CO 60,882 64.1%
10 Fruita, CO 13,039 64.1%
11 Cortez, CO 8,579 61.1%
12 La Junta, CO 6,900 58.3%
13 Windsor, CO 23,386 56.6%
14 Lochbuie, CO 5,675 56.6%
15 Milliken, CO 6,362 56.6%
16 Firestone, CO 12,282 56.6%
17 Frederick, CO 11,397 56.6%
18 Fort Lupton, CO 7,829 56.6%
19 Evans, CO 19,967 56.6%
20 Greeley, CO 100,760 56.6%
21 Erie, CO 22,019 56.6%
22 Manitou Springs, CO 5,263 56.2%
23 Colorado Springs, CO 450,000 56.2%
24 Monument, CO 6,760 56.2%
25 Fountain, CO 28,799 56.2%
26 Lone Tree, CO 13,430 54.7%
27 Castle Pines, CO 10,623 54.7%
28 Parker, CO 51,125 54.7%
29 Castle Rock, CO 57,274 54.7%
30 Trinidad, CO 8,054 54.6%
31 Rifle, CO 9,526 49.6%
32 Carbondale, CO 6,632 49.6%
33 Glenwood Springs, CO 9,850 49.6%
34 Salida, CO 5,565 47.9%
35 Pueblo, CO 109,122 46.1%
36 Alamosa, CO 9,675 43.9%
37 Estes Park, CO 6,248 42.6%
38 Loveland, CO 74,125 42.6%
39 Berthoud, CO 6,018 42.6%
40 Fort Collins, CO 159,150 42.6%
41 Wellington, CO 7,941 42.6%
42 Golden, CO 20,365 42.0%
43 Lakewood, CO 151,411 42.0%
44 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,162 42.0%
45 Edgewater, CO 5,299 42.0%
46 Arvada, CO 115,320 42.0%
47 Westminster, CO 111,895 41.3%
48 Commerce City, CO 52,905 41.3%
49 Federal Heights, CO 12,449 41.3%
50 Northglenn, CO 38,473 41.3%
51 Brighton, CO 38,016 41.3%
52 Thornton, CO 132,310 41.3%
53 Durango, CO 17,986 40.4%
54 Greenwood Village, CO 15,397 38.6%
55 Centennial, CO 108,448 38.6%
56 Littleton, CO 45,848 38.6%
57 Cherry Hills Village, CO 6,542 38.6%
58 Englewood, CO 33,155 38.6%
59 Glendale, CO 5,027 38.6%
60 Sheridan, CO 6,018 38.6%
61 Aurora, CO 357,323 38.6%
62 Broomfield, CO 64,283 38.1%
63 Steamboat Springs, CO 12,520 37.4%
64 Eagle, CO 6,711 35.6%
65 Gypsum, CO 6,926 35.6%
66 Avon, CO 6,503 35.6%
67 Vail, CO 5,425 35.6%
68 Gunnison, CO 6,250 34.9%
69 Aspen, CO 7,097 24.2%
70 Lafayette, CO 27,440 22.0%
71 Boulder, CO 106,271 22.0%
72 Superior, CO 12,879 22.0%
73 Longmont, CO 91,730 22.0%
74 Louisville, CO 20,319 22.0%
75 Denver, CO 678,467 18.9%