These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Indiana For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Indiana are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in Indiana.

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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 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?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Indiana 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.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Indiana for 2019:

  1. Washington (Photos)
  2. Greensburg (Photos)
  3. Batesville (Photos)
  4. Bluffton (Photos)
  5. Mooresville (Photos)
  6. Brazil (Photos)
  7. Martinsville (Photos)
  8. Tipton (Photos)
  9. Linton (Photos)
  10. Peru (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Bloomington 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.

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Indiana and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in Indiana for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Indiana over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 119 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 119 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Washington, is “The Most Conservative City in Indiana For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Indiana For 2019

Washington, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,999
Percent Republican: 79.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.98
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Washington: PhotosData

Washington is a city in Daviess County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,509 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Daviess County.

Greensburg, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,056
Percent Republican: 76.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $22.68
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Greensburg: PhotosData

Greensburg is a city in Decatur County, Indiana, United States. The population was counted at 11,492 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Decatur County.

Batesville, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,389
Percent Republican: 75.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $99.88
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Batesville: PhotosData

Batesville is a city in Franklin and Ripley counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,520 at the 2010 census. The Batesville Casket Company is headquartered here. And, the medical technology company, Hill-Rom, has a substantial presence in the town, employing over 1,700 people at its office, innovation and manufacturing campus. Batesville is noted for its central location between Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville.

Bluffton, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,823
Percent Republican: 75.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Bluffton: PhotosData

Bluffton is a city in Harrison and Lancaster townships, Wells County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 9,897 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wells County.

Mooresville, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,571
Percent Republican: 75.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $17.14
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Mooresville: PhotosData

Mooresville is a town in Brown Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 9,326.

Brazil, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,384
Percent Republican: 75.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Brazil: PhotosData

Brazil is a city in Clay County, Indiana, United States. The population was 7,912 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Clay County. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. The current chief executive of Brazil is Mayor Brian Wyndham.

Martinsville, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,647
Percent Republican: 75.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $10.79
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Martinsville: PhotosData

Martinsville is a city in Washington Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 11,828 at the 2010 United States Census. The city is the county seat of Morgan County.

Tipton, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,151
Percent Republican: 74.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.52
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Tipton: PhotosData

Tipton is a city in and the county seat of Tipton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,106 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named after John Tipton, a politician.

Linton, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,288
Percent Republican: 74.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.35
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Linton: PhotosData

Linton is a city in Stockton Township, Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,413 at the 2010 census. A coal mining city, it is located southeast of Terre Haute. The current mayor is Scott Anthony Smithhart.

Peru, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,510
Percent Republican: 74.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.55
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Peru: PhotosData

Peru is a city in, and the county seat of, Miami County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,417 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous city in Miami County. Peru is located along the Wabash River, which divides the city in two.

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 Washington ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

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

  1. Bloomington
  2. Ellettsville
  3. Lawrence

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Indiana

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Washington, IN 11,999 79.0%
2 Greensburg, IN 12,056 76.0%
3 Batesville, IN 6,389 75.8%
4 Bluffton, IN 9,823 75.3%
5 Mooresville, IN 9,571 75.3%
6 Brazil, IN 8,384 75.3%
7 Martinsville, IN 11,647 75.3%
8 Tipton, IN 5,151 74.4%
9 Linton, IN 5,288 74.1%
10 Peru, IN 11,510 74.0%
11 North Vernon, IN 6,695 73.8%
12 Warsaw, IN 14,797 73.8%
13 Winona Lake, IN 5,140 73.8%
14 Rushville, IN 6,160 73.4%
15 Bedford, IN 13,292 73.3%
16 Decatur, IN 9,502 73.1%
17 Crawfordsville, IN 16,075 73.0%
18 Seymour, IN 19,225 72.8%
19 Wabash, IN 10,272 72.5%
20 North Manchester, IN 6,152 72.5%
21 Greencastle, IN 10,426 72.3%
22 Salem, IN 6,191 72.1%
23 Columbia City, IN 9,057 72.1%
24 Huntington, IN 17,214 72.0%
25 Connersville, IN 13,022 71.8%
26 Princeton, IN 8,573 71.6%
27 Frankfort, IN 16,226 71.5%
28 Winchester, IN 5,061 71.4%
29 Vincennes, IN 17,944 71.4%
30 Garrett, IN 6,762 71.3%
31 Portland, IN 6,068 71.3%
32 Auburn, IN 13,004 71.3%
33 Kendallville, IN 9,592 71.3%
34 Rochester, IN 6,059 71.2%
35 Shelbyville, IN 19,034 70.7%
36 Rensselaer, IN 5,631 70.1%
37 Angola, IN 8,636 69.6%
38 New Castle, IN 17,476 68.9%
39 Greenfield, IN 21,565 68.7%
40 Cumberland, IN 5,566 68.7%
41 Mccordsville, IN 6,116 68.7%
42 Hartford City, IN 6,002 68.6%
43 Monticello, IN 5,298 68.3%
44 Logansport, IN 18,169 68.3%
45 Bargersville, IN 6,919 67.7%
46 Greenwood, IN 55,459 67.7%
47 New Whiteland, IN 5,881 67.7%
48 Franklin, IN 24,489 67.7%
49 Plymouth, IN 10,011 67.4%
50 Mount Vernon, IN 6,548 67.4%
51 Gas City, IN 5,920 66.5%
52 Marion, IN 28,490 66.5%
53 Jasper, IN 15,716 66.5%
54 Huntingburg, IN 6,633 66.5%
55 Scottsburg, IN 6,687 66.4%
56 Boonville, IN 6,379 63.8%
57 Danville, IN 9,598 63.4%
58 Plainfield, IN 31,012 63.4%
59 Brownsburg, IN 24,625 63.4%
60 Kokomo, IN 57,941 63.4%
61 Avon, IN 16,479 63.4%
62 Nappanee, IN 6,927 63.2%
63 Goshen, IN 33,583 63.2%
64 Elkhart, IN 52,662 63.2%
65 Columbus, IN 46,926 63.1%
66 Richmond, IN 35,819 62.7%
67 Madison, IN 11,920 62.6%
68 Lebanon, IN 15,710 60.4%
69 Zionsville, IN 25,810 60.4%
70 Whitestown, IN 6,487 60.4%
71 Alexandria, IN 5,045 59.5%
72 Anderson, IN 54,986 59.5%
73 Elwood, IN 8,458 59.5%
74 Charlestown, IN 8,079 58.0%
75 Clarksville, IN 21,228 58.0%
76 Sellersburg, IN 8,806 58.0%
77 Jeffersonville, IN 46,840 58.0%
78 New Albany, IN 36,548 56.6%
79 Tell City, IN 7,295 56.6%
80 Fort Wayne, IN 262,450 56.5%
81 New Haven, IN 15,895 56.5%
82 Noblesville, IN 59,807 56.0%
83 Carmel, IN 88,595 56.0%
84 Westfield, IN 35,956 56.0%
85 Evansville, IN 119,806 55.2%
86 Terre Haute, IN 60,691 54.7%
87 Muncie, IN 69,237 53.3%
88 La Porte, IN 21,825 49.7%
89 Michigan City, IN 31,352 49.7%
90 Westville, IN 6,659 49.7%
91 Valparaiso, IN 32,501 49.6%
92 Chesterton, IN 14,052 49.6%
93 Portage, IN 36,849 49.6%
94 Lafayette, IN 72,174 48.6%
95 West Lafayette, IN 45,110 48.6%
96 South Bend, IN 101,928 46.5%
97 Mishawaka, IN 48,582 46.5%
98 Highland, IN 22,938 37.3%
99 Munster, IN 23,005 37.3%
100 East Chicago, IN 28,728 37.3%