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 Louisiana would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Pelican State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Louisiana 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, New Orleans is the most liberal city in Louisiana 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 Louisiana.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Louisiana and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Louisiana for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Louisiana over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 63 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 63 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Walker, is “The Most Conservative City in Louisiana For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Louisiana For 2019
Percent Republican: 84.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $32.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Walker: Data
Walker is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
Denham Springs is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The 2010 census placed the population at 10,215, up from 8,757 at the 2000 census. The city is the largest area of commercial and residential development in Livingston Parish. As of the 2010 census, Denham Springs and Walker are the only parish municipalities classified as cities.
DeRidder is a small city in and the parish seat of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States. A small portion of the city extends into Vernon Parish. As of the 2010 census DeRidder had a population of 10,578. It is the smaller principal city of the Fort Polk South-DeRidder CSA, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Fort Polk South and DeRidder micropolitan areas, which had a combined population of 87,988 at the 2010 census.
Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The population was 12,257 at the 2010 census.
Crowley is a city in and the parish seat of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 13,265 at the 2010 census but 14,225 in 2000, a loss of nearly a thousand persons. It is 63.8 percent Non-Hispanic White.
Thibodaux is a city in and the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in the northwestern part of the parish. The population was 14,567 at the 2010 census. Thibodaux is a principal city of the Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Jennings is a city in and the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States, near Lake Charles. The population was 10,383 at the 2010 census, a small decline from the 2000 tabulation. The city is 68 percent white.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Louisiana
Well there you have it, the places in Louisiana that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Walker ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Louisiana:
- New Orleans
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- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Louisiana
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