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 Hawaii would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Aloha State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Hawaii 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, Makawao is the most liberal city in Hawaii 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 Hawaii.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Hawaii and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Hawaii for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Hawaii over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 49 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 49 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Kaneohe Station, is “The Most Conservative City in Hawaii For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Hawaii For 2019
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, formerly Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O’ahu in the City & County of Honolulu. For census purposes, the area is demarcated as the Kaneohe Station census-designated place, with a population at the 2010 Census of 9,517. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is home to Marines, sailors, their family members and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base.
Waipio is a census-designated place located in the Ewa District of the island of Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, wai pio means “curved water”. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 11,674.
Percent Republican: 31.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $14.8
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Waipio Acres: Data
Mililani is a city located near the center of the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. It consists of two census-designated places, Mililani Town, with a population of 27,629 at the 2010 census, and Mililani Mauka, with a 2010 census population of 21,039.
Laie is a census-designated place located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, lie means “ie leaf”. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
Kapolei is a master-planned community in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is colloquially known as the “second city” of Oahu, in relation to Honolulu. Officially, it is a census-designated place within the consolidated city-county of Honolulu.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Hawaii
Well there you have it, the places in Hawaii that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Kaneohe Station ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Hawaii:
For more Hawaii reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Hawaii
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Hawaii
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Hawaii
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Hawaii