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 Idaho would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Gem State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Idaho 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, Hailey is the most liberal city in Idaho 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 Idaho.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Idaho and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Idaho for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Idaho over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 32 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 32 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Emmett, is “The Most Conservative City in Idaho For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Idaho For 2019
Emmett is a city in Gem County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,557 at the 2010 census, up from 5,490 in 2000. It is the county seat and the only city in the county. Emmett is part of the BoiseNampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Fruitland is a city in Payette County, Idaho, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 95 in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho, about 50 miles west of Boise on the border with Oregon. It is part of the Ontario Micropolitan Area. Fruitland is named after the apple orchards that surround the community, and its slogan is “The Big Apple of Idaho.”
Payette is a city in and the county seat of Payette County, Idaho, United States. The population was 7,433 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ontario, ORID Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Weiser is a city in the rural western part of the U.S. state of Idaho and the county seat of Washington County. With its mild climate, the city supports farm, orchard, and livestock endeavors in the vicinity. The city sits at the confluence of the Weiser River with the great Snake River, which marks the border with Oregon. The population was 5,507 at the 2010 census.
Rupert is the county seat and largest city of Minidoka County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Burley Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,554 at the 2010 census.
Preston is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 5,204 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Franklin County. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Rathdrum is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The population was 6,826 at the 2010 census, up from 4816 in 2000. It is part of the Coeur d’Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county. It is named after Rathdrum in Ireland.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Idaho
Well there you have it, the places in Idaho that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Emmett ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Idaho:
For more Idaho reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Idaho
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho
- 10 Safest Places In Idaho
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Idaho
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Idaho
|9||Mountain Home, ID||68.2%|
|11||Post Falls, ID||67.0%|
|13||Coeur D’alene, ID||67.0%|
|14||Twin Falls, ID||66.4%|
|22||Idaho Falls, ID||60.4%|
|29||Garden City, ID||47.9%|