These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Maryland


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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 Maryland would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Old Line State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Maryland 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. Westminster (Photos)
  2. Hampstead (Photos)
  3. Taneytown (Photos)
  4. Cumberland (Photos)
  5. Frostburg (Photos)
  6. Elkton (Photos)
  7. Ocean City (Photos)
  8. Aberdeen (Photos)
  9. Havre De Grace (Photos)
  10. Bel Air (Photos)

If you’re wondering, District Heights is the most liberal city in Maryland 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 Maryland.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Maryland

We started by making a list of every place in Maryland over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 40 places in Maryland.

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 40, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Maryland.’

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

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1. Westminster

Westminster, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,646
Percent Conservative: 64.84%

2. Hampstead

Hampstead, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,351
Percent Conservative: 64.84%

3. Taneytown

Taneytown, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,740
Percent Conservative: 64.84%

4. Cumberland

Cumberland, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,449
Percent Conservative: 64.42%

5. Frostburg

Frostburg, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,759
Percent Conservative: 64.42%

6. Elkton

Elkton, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,718
Percent Conservative: 58.4%

7. Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,074
Percent Conservative: 58.17%

8. Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,238
Percent Conservative: 57.89%

9. Havre De Grace


Population: 13,445
Percent Conservative: 57.89%

10. Bel Air

Bel Air, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,247
Percent Conservative: 57.89%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

Well there you have it, the places in Maryland that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Westminster ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Maryland:

  1. District Heights
  2. Glenarden
  3. Bowie

For more Maryland reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Maryland

City Rank Population % Conservative
Westminster 1 18,646 64.84%
Hampstead 2 6,351 64.84%
Taneytown 3 6,740 64.84%
Cumberland 4 20,449 64.42%
Frostburg 5 8,759 64.42%
Elkton 6 15,718 58.4%
Ocean City 7 7,074 58.17%
Aberdeen 8 15,238 57.89%
Havre De Grace 9 13,445 57.89%
Bel Air 10 10,247 57.89%
Hagerstown 11 40,210 57.48%
Easton 12 16,599 55.42%
Chesapeake Beach 13 5,847 52.62%
Cambridge 14 12,534 51.65%
Fruitland 15 5,110 51.5%
Salisbury 16 31,883 51.5%
Thurmont 17 6,392 50.21%
Mount Airy 18 9,353 50.21%
Brunswick 19 6,055 50.21%
Frederick 20 67,421 50.21%
Walkersville 21 5,965 50.21%
Annapolis 22 38,841 48.75%
La Plata 23 8,994 33.47%
Rockville 24 64,331 27.05%
Gaithersburg 25 64,945 27.05%
Poolesville 26 5,100 27.05%
Takoma Park 27 17,478 27.05%
Baltimore 28 622,454 11.09%
Hyattsville 29 18,225 9.22%
New Carrollton 30 12,542 9.22%
Bladensburg 31 9,461 9.22%
Greenbelt 32 23,827 9.22%
Laurel 33 25,849 9.22%
College Park 34 31,730 9.22%
Mount Rainier 35 8,329 9.22%
Riverdale Park 36 7,169 9.22%
Cheverly 37 6,368 9.22%
Bowie 38 56,885 9.22%
Glenarden 39 6,212 9.22%
District Heights 40 6,036 9.22%

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