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:
- Rexburg (Photos)
- Preston (Photos)
- Burley (Photos)
- Rupert (Photos)
- Blackfoot (Photos)
- Idaho Falls (Photos)
- Ammon (Photos)
- Weiser (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 26,723Percent Conservative: 93.29%
Population: 5,190Percent Conservative: 92.77%
Population: 10,245Percent Conservative: 85.21%
Population: 5,601Percent Conservative: 78.04%
Population: 11,843Percent Conservative: 76.34%
6. Idaho Falls
Population: 58,374Percent Conservative: 74.68%
Population: 14,469Percent Conservative: 74.68%
Population: 5,362Percent Conservative: 72.22%
Population: 11,100 Percent Conservative: 71.91%
Population: 6,548Percent 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:
- Boise City
For more Idaho reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Most Ghetto Cities In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Idaho
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Idaho