These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Idaho


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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 Idaho would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 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. Rexburg (Photos)
  2. Preston (Photos)
  3. Burley (Photos)
  4. Rupert (Photos)
  5. Blackfoot (Photos)
  6. Idaho Falls (Photos)
  7. Ammon (Photos)
  8. Weiser (Photos)
  9. Jerome
  10. Emmett (Photos)

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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Idaho

We started by making a list of every place in Idaho over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 32 places in Idaho.

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 32, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Idaho.’

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

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1. Rexburg

Rexburg, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,723
Percent Conservative: 93.29%

2. Preston

Preston, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,190
Percent Conservative: 92.77%

3. Burley

Burley, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,245
Percent Conservative: 85.21%

4. Rupert

Rupert, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,601
Percent Conservative: 78.04%

5. Blackfoot

Blackfoot, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,843
Percent Conservative: 76.34%

6. Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,374
Percent Conservative: 74.68%

7. Ammon

Ammon, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,469
Percent Conservative: 74.68%

8. Weiser

Weiser, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,362
Percent Conservative: 72.22%

9. Jerome


Population: 11,100
Percent Conservative: 71.91%

10. Emmett

Emmett, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,548
Percent Conservative: 70.9%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Hailey
  2. Moscow
  3. Boise City

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Idaho

City Rank Population % Conservative
Rexburg 1 26,723 93.29%
Preston 2 5,190 92.77%
Burley 3 10,245 85.21%
Rupert 4 5,601 78.04%
Blackfoot 5 11,843 76.34%
Idaho Falls 6 58,374 74.68%
Ammon 7 14,469 74.68%
Weiser 8 5,362 72.22%
Jerome 9 11,100 71.91%
Emmett 10 6,548 70.9%
Payette 11 7,428 70.68%
Twin Falls 12 45,984 70.25%
Caldwell 13 49,149 67.12%
Nampa 14 86,203 67.12%
Middleton 15 6,145 67.12%
Rathdrum 16 7,174 65.82%
Hayden 17 13,749 65.82%
Post Falls 18 29,320 65.82%
Coeur D’Alene 19 46,796 65.82%
Mountain Home 20 13,804 65.31%
Sandpoint 21 7,571 61.32%
Chubbuck 22 14,224 59.58%
Pocatello 23 54,549 59.58%
Lewiston 24 32,284 59.15%
Kuna 25 16,557 54.03%
Garden City 26 11,313 54.03%
Star 27 6,768 54.03%
Meridian 28 84,018 54.03%
Eagle 29 21,863 54.03%
Boise City 30 214,196 54.03%
Moscow 31 24,688 45.26%
Hailey 32 8,002 38.64%

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