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.
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.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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:
For more Indiana reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Indiana
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Indiana
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Indiana
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Indiana
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Indiana
- 10 Safest Places In Indiana
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Indiana