These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Kansas


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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 Kansas would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:

  1. Colby (Photos)
  2. Ulysses (Photos)
  3. Great Bend (Photos)
  4. Pratt (Photos)
  5. Concordia (Photos)
  6. Abilene (Photos)
  7. Hays (Photos)
  8. Liberal (Photos)
  9. Augusta (Photos)
  10. Andover

If you’re wondering, Kansas City 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Kansas

We started by making a list of every place in Kansas over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 59 places in Kansas.

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 59, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Kansas.’

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

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1. Colby

Colby, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,450
Percent Conservative: 80.25%

2. Ulysses

Ulysses, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,022
Percent Conservative: 78.53%

3. Great Bend

Great Bend, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,850
Percent Conservative: 76.14%

4. Pratt

Pratt, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,887
Percent Conservative: 72.9%

5. Concordia

Concordia, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,289
Percent Conservative: 72.8%

6. Abilene

Abilene, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,671
Percent Conservative: 72.52%

7. Hays

Hays, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,992
Percent Conservative: 71.7%

8. Liberal

Liberal, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,819
Percent Conservative: 69.88%

9. Augusta

Augusta, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,242
Percent Conservative: 69.61%

10. Andover


Population: 12,293
Percent Conservative: 69.61%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Kansas:

  1. Kansas City
  2. Bonner Springs
  3. Lawrence

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Kansas

City Rank Population % Conservative
Colby 1 5,450 80.25%
Ulysses 2 6,022 78.53%
Great Bend 3 15,850 76.14%
Pratt 4 6,887 72.9%
Concordia 5 5,289 72.8%
Abilene 6 6,671 72.52%
Hays 7 20,992 71.7%
Liberal 8 20,819 69.88%
Augusta 9 9,242 69.61%
Andover 10 12,293 69.61%
El Dorado 11 12,910 69.61%
Coffeyville 12 9,921 69.5%
Independence 13 9,179 69.5%
Mcpherson 14 13,212 69.49%
Wellington 15 7,997 68.48%
Garden City 16 27,007 68.46%
Dodge City 17 28,045 66.99%
Paola 18 5,570 66.36%
Chanute 19 9,217 65.93%
Fort Scott 20 7,893 65.59%
Salina 21 47,840 64.38%
Hutchinson 22 41,808 64.36%
Arkansas City 23 12,253 63.58%
Winfield 24 12,286 63.58%
Ottawa 25 12,487 63.55%
Iola 26 5,602 62.45%
Newton 27 19,139 60.08%
Parsons 28 10,223 59.0%
Atchison 29 10,858 58.69%
Lansing 30 11,623 58.65%
Leavenworth 31 35,861 58.65%
Mulvane 32 5,607 58.23%
Valley Center 33 6,586 58.23%
Derby 34 23,731 58.23%
Wichita 35 387,147 58.23%
Park City 36 7,290 58.23%
Haysville 37 11,234 58.23%
Bel Aire 38 7,059 58.23%
Olathe 39 131,508 57.73%
Shawnee 40 64,125 57.73%
Lenexa 41 50,412 57.73%
Merriam 42 11,232 57.73%
Mission 43 9,481 57.73%
Spring Hill 44 5,739 57.73%
Roeland Park 45 6,819 57.73%
Overland Park 46 181,464 57.73%
Prairie Village 47 21,814 57.73%
Gardner 48 20,466 57.73%
De Soto 49 5,941 57.73%
Leawood 50 33,339 57.73%
Junction City 51 24,823 55.73%
Manhattan 52 55,769 54.53%
Emporia 53 24,739 54.48%
Pittsburg 54 20,382 51.58%
Topeka 55 127,672 49.38%
Eudora 56 6,276 36.14%
Lawrence 57 91,305 36.14%
Bonner Springs 58 7,498 30.54%
Kansas City 59 148,855 30.54%

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