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 Kansas would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Sunflower State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Kansas 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 Kansas for 2019:
- Colby (Photos)
- Great Bend (Photos)
- Ulysses (Photos)
- Concordia (Photos)
- Pratt (Photos)
- Abilene (Photos)
- Fort Scott (Photos)
- Coffeyville (Photos)
- Independence (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Eudora is the most liberal city in Kansas 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 Kansas.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Kansas and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Kansas for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Kansas over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 61 cities and towns.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 61 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Colby, is “The Most Conservative City in Kansas For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Kansas For 2019
Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,387.
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. It is named for its location at the point where the course of the Arkansas River bends east then southeast. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 15,995.
Ulysses is a city in and the county seat of Grant County, Kansas, United States. It is named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,161.
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. It is located along the Republican River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains in north-central Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,395. Concordia is home of the Cloud County Community College and the Nazareth Convent and Academy.
Pratt is a city in and the county seat of Pratt County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,835. Pratt is home to Pratt Community College.
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,844. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is located in Abilene.
Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88 miles south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,087. It is the home of the Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Fort Scott is named for Gen. Winfield Scott.
Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state’s southeastern region. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,295. It is the most populous city of Montgomery County and with its southeast Kansas location is located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma media market. The town of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma is located approximately 1 mile south of the city, existing as a separate political entity immediately south of the state line.
Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 9,483. It was named in commemoration of the Declaration of Independence.
Percent Republican: 71.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.38
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Wellington: Data
Wellington is a city in and the county seat of Sumner County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,172.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Kansas
Well there you have it, the places in Kansas that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Colby ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Kansas:
- Kansas City
For more Kansas reading, check out:
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- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Kansas
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Kansas
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Kansas
- 10 Safest Places In Kansas
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Kansas