These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Florida For 2019


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

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

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Florida 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.

If you’re wondering, Quincy is the most liberal city in Florida 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 Florida.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Florida for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Florida over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 215 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 215 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Macclenny, is “The Most Conservative City in Florida For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Florida For 2019

Macclenny, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,423
Percent Republican: 81.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.68
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Macclenny: Data

Macclenny is a city in Baker County, Florida and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. The population was 6,374 at the 2010 census, up from 4,459 in 2000. It is the county seat of Baker County.

Live Oak, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,854
Percent Republican: 76.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.4
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Live Oak: PhotosData

Live Oak is a city in Suwannee County, Florida, United States. The city is the county seat of Suwannee County and is located east of Tallahassee. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 6,850.

Defuniak Springs, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,992
Percent Republican: 76.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.07
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Defuniak Springs: PhotosData

DeFuniak Springs is a city in Walton County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,089 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Walton County.

Perry, FL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,948
Percent Republican: 74.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.34
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Perry: PhotosData

Perry is a city in Taylor County, Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 7,017. It is the county seat of Taylor County. The city was named for Madison Starke Perry, fourth Governor of the State of Florida and a Confederate colonel during the American Civil War.

Gulf Breeze, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,251
Percent Republican: 73.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $47.59
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Gulf Breeze: PhotosData

Milton, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,564
Percent Republican: 73.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $26.73
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Milton: PhotosData

Milton is a city in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated in 1844 and is home to Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The population was 7,045 at the 2000 census. In 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 8,044. The population estimate for 2013 was 9,323. It is the county seat of Santa Rosa County. Milton was known by various names during its development. Most notable were “Hell-Town” “Jernigan’s Landing”, “Scratch Ankle”, “Hard Scrabble”, and later Milton and/or because of the local lumber mill industry or Mill Town, which was shortened to Milton.

Starke, FL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,324
Percent Republican: 73.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.11
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Starke: Data

Fernandina Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,957
Percent Republican: 72.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $76.43
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on Fernandina Beach: PhotosData

Fernandina Beach is a city in Nassau County, Florida, United States, on Amelia Island. It is the northernmost city on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and is one of the principal municipalities comprising Greater Jacksonville. The area was first inhabited by the Timucuan Indian tribe. Located on Amelia Island, known as the “Isle of 8 Flags”, Fernandina has had the flags of the following nations flown over it since 1562: France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain, the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. It is the only municipality in the United States that has flown eight different national flags.

Lake City, FL

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,033
Percent Republican: 70.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $35.14
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Lake City: PhotosData

Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 12,046. It is the principal city of the Lake City Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is composed of Columbia County, and had a 2010 population of 67,531.

Panama City Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,461
Percent Republican: 70.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $110.67
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.15
More on Panama City Beach: PhotosData

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Florida

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

If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Florida:

  1. Quincy
  2. Southwest Ranches
  3. Margate

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Florida

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Macclenny, FL 6,423 81.0%
2 Live Oak, FL 6,854 76.0%
3 Defuniak Springs, FL 5,992 76.0%
4 Perry, FL 6,948 74.1%
5 Gulf Breeze, FL 6,251 73.7%
6 Milton, FL 9,564 73.7%
7 Starke, FL 5,324 73.3%
8 Fernandina Beach, FL 11,957 72.9%
9 Lake City, FL 12,033 70.6%
10 Panama City Beach, FL 12,461 70.5%
11 Panama City, FL 36,661 70.5%
12 Lynn Haven, FL 20,095 70.5%
13 Callaway, FL 15,015 70.5%
14 Springfield, FL 9,375 70.5%
15 Crestview, FL 23,159 70.4%
16 Fort Walton Beach, FL 21,368 70.4%
17 Destin, FL 13,421 70.4%
18 Niceville, FL 14,697 70.4%
19 Green Cove Springs, FL 7,345 69.9%
20 Orange Park, FL 8,558 69.9%
21 Wildwood, FL 6,311 68.3%
22 Okeechobee, FL 5,596 68.0%
23 Inverness, FL 7,164 67.7%
24 Marianna, FL 7,360 67.4%
25 Palatka, FL 10,291 66.5%
26 St. Augustine Beach, FL 6,783 64.3%
27 St. Augustine, FL 13,952 64.3%
28 Sebring, FL 10,469 64.3%
29 Avon Park, FL 10,152 64.3%
30 Brooksville, FL 7,905 62.3%
31 Arcadia, FL 7,774 62.2%
32 Punta Gorda, FL 18,656 62.0%
33 Stuart, FL 16,240 61.4%
34 Ocala, FL 57,812 61.3%
35 Naples, FL 21,279 61.1%
36 Marco Island, FL 17,561 61.1%
37 Vero Beach, FL 16,261 60.2%
38 Sebastian, FL 23,923 60.2%
39 Fellsmere, FL 5,569 60.2%
40 Eustis, FL 19,886 59.5%
41 Tavares, FL 15,636 59.5%
42 Lady Lake, FL 14,859 59.5%
43 Fruitland Park, FL 5,429 59.5%
44 Minneola, FL 10,634 59.5%
45 Mount Dora, FL 13,350 59.5%
46 Mascotte, FL 5,442 59.5%
47 Clermont, FL 32,217 59.5%
48 Leesburg, FL 21,853 59.5%
49 Groveland, FL 11,461 59.5%
50 Palm Coast, FL 82,356 58.4%
51 Dade City, FL 6,841 58.4%
52 Zephyrhills, FL 14,608 58.4%
53 New Port Richey, FL 15,674 58.4%
54 Fort Myers Beach, FL 6,877 58.1%
55 Fort Myers, FL 73,712 58.1%
56 Bonita Springs, FL 51,890 58.1%
57 Cape Coral, FL 173,679 58.1%
58 Sanibel, FL 7,128 58.1%
59 Pensacola, FL 52,689 57.6%
60 Satellite Beach, FL 10,585 57.2%
61 Palm Bay, FL 107,802 57.2%
62 West Melbourne, FL 20,768 57.2%
63 Cocoa Beach, FL 11,489 57.2%
64 Indian Harbour Beach, FL 8,395 57.2%
65 Rockledge, FL 26,497 57.2%
66 Titusville, FL 44,984 57.2%
67 Cape Canaveral, FL 10,169 57.2%
68 Cocoa, FL 17,748 57.2%
69 Melbourne, FL 79,640 57.2%
70 Bradenton, FL 53,654 56.4%
71 Palmetto, FL 13,363 56.4%
72 Clewiston, FL 7,430 55.4%
73 Winter Haven, FL 38,663 54.9%
74 Bartow, FL 18,705 54.9%
75 Auburndale, FL 14,958 54.9%
76 Lake Wales, FL 15,401 54.9%
77 Lakeland, FL 104,165 54.9%
78 Fort Meade, FL 5,938 54.9%
79 Lake Alfred, FL 5,490 54.9%
80 Haines City, FL 22,826 54.9%
81 Debary, FL 20,079 54.3%
82 Ormond Beach, FL 41,238 54.3%
83 South Daytona, FL 12,597 54.3%
84 Deland, FL 30,315 54.3%
85 Holly Hill, FL 11,922 54.3%
86 Daytona Beach, FL 65,339 54.3%
87 Edgewater, FL 21,620 54.3%
88 Deltona, FL 88,005 54.3%
89 Port Orange, FL 60,315 54.3%
90 New Smyrna Beach, FL 25,103 54.3%
91 Orange City, FL 11,348 54.3%
92 Venice, FL 22,192 53.8%
93 North Port, FL 62,542 53.8%
94 Sarasota, FL 55,103 53.8%
95 Longboat Key, FL 7,179 53.8%
96 Key West, FL 25,316 51.0%
97 Marathon, FL 8,748 51.0%
98 Port St. Lucie, FL 178,778 49.5%
99 Fort Pierce, FL 44,248 49.5%
100 Atlantic Beach, FL 13,224 48.5%