The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Indiana For 2023


The most conservative cities in Indiana are Batesville and Washington for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Now that we’re headed towards the next big election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Indiana would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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

To do so, we used Saturday Night Science to measure how each city in Indiana with populations greater than 5,000 voted in past elections. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted Republican were named the most conservative cities in the state.


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If you’re wondering, Beech Grove is the most liberal city in Indiana 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 Indiana.

Additional reading about Indiana and the most conservative places in the country:

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Indiana For 2023

Batesville, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 80.8%
More on Batesville: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Washington, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 80.1%
More on Washington: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Greensburg, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 77.9%
More on Greensburg: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

North Vernon, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 77.5%
More on North Vernon: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Brazil, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 77.4%
More on Brazil: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Bluffton, IN

Source: Wikipedia User Major optics | CC BY 3.0

Percent Republican: 77.3%
More on Bluffton: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Lawrenceburg, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 76.9%
More on Lawrenceburg: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Connersville, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 76.5%
More on Connersville: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Martinsville, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 76.1%
More on Martinsville: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

Mooresville, IN

Source: Public domain

Percent Republican: 76.1%
More on Mooresville: Data | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

How we determined the most conservative cities in Indiana for 2023

To find the most conservative places in Indiana, we used Saturday Night Science – the argument you’d make at a bar – to find the cities with the most conservatives.

We started by making a list of every city in Indiana over 5,000 people based on the 2017-2021 American Community Survey. That left us with 124 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and MIT election data to determine which places rock the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Votes For The Republican President In 2020

Because no voting data exists at the city level, we used county-level election results from the 2020 election. We assigned every city in a county the percentage of votes that went to the Republicans, effectively extending the county’s results to the city level. In cases where larger cities encompassed an entire county, the election outcomes accurately reflected the city’s political landscape.

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 124 for each criterion, where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Batesville, is “The Most Conservative City in Indiana For 2023”. The most liberal place in Indiana was Beech Grove.

We updated this article for 2023. This report is our tenth time ranking the most conservative places to live in Indiana.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Indiana

Well, there you have it, the places in Indiana that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Batesville ranking as the most conservative in the entire state.

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

  1. Beech Grove
  2. Indianapolis
  3. Speedway

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Most Conservative Places In Indiana

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Batesville, IN 7,204 80.8%
2 Washington, IN 12,015 80.1%
3 Greensburg, IN 11,573 77.9%
4 North Vernon, IN 6,836 77.5%
5 Brazil, IN 8,320 77.4%
6 Bluffton, IN 10,548 77.3%
7 Lawrenceburg, IN 5,083 76.9%
8 Connersville, IN 13,556 76.5%
9 Martinsville, IN 11,848 76.1%
10 Mooresville, IN 9,429 76.1%
11 Rushville, IN 6,289 76.1%
12 Seymour, IN 21,192 75.7%
13 Peru, IN 11,123 75.5%
14 Tipton, IN 5,211 75.3%
15 Elwood, IN 8,295 75.3%
16 Decatur, IN 9,630 75.2%
17 Portland, IN 6,334 75.2%
18 Linton, IN 5,155 75.1%
19 Winchester, IN 5,016 75.1%
20 Salem, IN 6,276 75.1%
21 Bedford, IN 13,726 74.2%
22 Warsaw, IN 15,905 74.0%
23 Winona Lake, IN 5,059 74.0%
24 Nappanee, IN 7,132 74.0%
25 Greencastle, IN 9,980 74.0%
26 Kendallville, IN 9,926 74.0%
27 Wabash, IN 10,420 73.8%
28 North Manchester, IN 5,269 73.8%
29 Huntington, IN 17,018 73.7%
30 Crawfordsville, IN 16,279 73.6%
31 Rensselaer, IN 5,963 73.6%
32 Columbia City, IN 9,390 73.3%
33 Rochester, IN 6,248 73.2%
34 Princeton, IN 8,337 73.1%
35 Shelbyville, IN 19,710 72.9%
36 Vincennes, IN 16,892 72.8%
37 Garrett, IN 6,592 72.5%
38 Auburn, IN 13,281 72.5%
39 Scottsburg, IN 7,203 72.1%
40 Frankfort, IN 16,134 72.1%
41 Hartford City, IN 5,895 71.8%
42 New Castle, IN 17,465 71.5%
43 Monticello, IN 5,508 71.3%
44 Angola, IN 8,916 70.1%
45 Mount Vernon, IN 6,861 69.6%
46 Plymouth, IN 10,209 69.5%
47 Logansport, IN 18,471 69.4%
48 Huntingburg, IN 6,534 69.1%
49 Jasper, IN 16,231 69.1%
50 Gas City, IN 6,088 68.3%
51 Marion, IN 27,757 68.3%
52 Mccordsville, IN 8,629 67.6%
53 Greenfield, IN 23,024 67.6%
54 Cumberland, IN 5,860 67.6%
55 New Whiteland, IN 5,565 66.0%
56 Franklin, IN 25,112 66.0%
57 Greenwood, IN 62,914 66.0%
58 Bargersville, IN 9,024 66.0%
59 Madison, IN 12,227 65.7%
60 Kokomo, IN 59,263 65.1%
61 Richmond, IN 35,854 63.5%
62 Elkhart, IN 53,838 63.1%
63 Goshen, IN 34,792 63.1%
64 Boonville, IN 6,662 63.0%
65 Columbus, IN 50,718 61.8%
66 Tell City, IN 7,482 61.3%
67 Plainfield, IN 34,311 60.8%
68 Avon, IN 20,848 60.8%
69 Danville, IN 10,424 60.8%
70 Brownsburg, IN 28,420 60.8%
71 Anderson, IN 54,459 60.3%
72 Alexandria, IN 5,120 60.3%
73 Charlestown, IN 7,859 58.2%
74 Sellersburg, IN 9,686 58.2%
75 Jeffersonville, IN 49,178 58.2%
76 Clarksville, IN 22,169 58.2%
77 Lebanon, IN 17,196 58.0%
78 White, IN 9,529 58.0%
79 Zionsville, IN 30,258 58.0%
80 Terre Haute, IN 58,450 56.3%
81 New Albany, IN 37,350 56.0%
82 Muncie, IN 65,571 55.7%
83 Yor, IN 11,486 55.7%
84 Hunte, IN 8,965 54.5%
85 Fort Wayne, IN 262,676 54.5%
86 New Haven, IN 15,922 54.5%
87 Evansville, IN 117,184 53.9%
88 La Porte, IN 21,993 52.6%
89 Westville, IN 6,062 52.6%
90 Michigan City, IN 31,965 52.6%
91 Westfield, IN 45,695 52.4%
92 Carmel, IN 98,137 52.4%
93 Noblesville, IN 68,885 52.4%
94 Cicero, IN 5,289 52.4%
95 Valparaiso, IN 33,820 52.0%
96 Chesterton, IN 14,045 52.0%
97 Porter, IN 5,175 52.0%
98 Portage, IN 37,540 52.0%
99 West Lafayette, IN 44,515 48.4%
100 Lafayette, IN 70,928 48.4%
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

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