These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Massachusetts For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Massachusetts are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in Massachusetts.

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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 Massachusetts would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Massachusetts with populations greater than 12,000 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 Massachusetts for 2019:

  1. Brockton (Photos)
  2. Attleboro (Photos)
  3. Fall River (Photos)
  4. Taunton (Photos)
  5. New Bedford (Photos)
  6. Worcester (Photos)
  7. Fitchburg (Photos)
  8. Southbridge Town (Photos)
  9. Leominster (Photos)
  10. Gardner (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Boston is the most liberal city in Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts.

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Massachusetts and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in Massachusetts for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Massachusetts over 12,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 53 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 53 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Brockton, is “The Most Conservative City in Massachusetts For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Massachusetts For 2019

Brockton, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 95,161
Percent Republican: 42.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.6
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Brockton: PhotosData

Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; the population was 95,314 in the 2015 Census. Brockton, along with Plymouth, are the county seats of Plymouth County. Brockton is the seventh largest city in Massachusetts and is sometimes referred to as the “City of Champions”, due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler, as well as its successful Brockton High School sports programs. Two of the villages within the city are Montello and Campello, both have the distinction of having their own MBTA Commuter Rail Stations and post offices. Campello is the smallest neighborhood in the city, but also the most populous. Brockton hosts a baseball team, the Brockton Rox. Brockton is one of the windiest cities in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14.3mph.

Attleboro, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 44,326
Percent Republican: 41.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.24
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Attleboro: PhotosData

Attleboro is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. It was once known as “The Jewelry Capital of the World” for its many jewelry manufacturers. According to the 2010 census, Attleboro had a population of 43,593 in 2010.

Fall River, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 89,258
Percent Republican: 41.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.07
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Fall River: PhotosData

Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. Fall River’s population was 88,857 at the 2010 census, making it the tenth-largest city in the state.

Taunton, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 56,826
Percent Republican: 41.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.38
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Taunton: PhotosData

Taunton is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, located approximately 40 miles south of Boston, 18 miles east of Providence, 10 miles north of Fall River, 20 miles north of New Bedford, and 25 miles west of Plymouth. It is the seat of Bristol County. Taunton is situated on the Taunton River which winds its way through the city on its way to Mount Hope Bay, 10 miles to the south. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 55,874. Thomas Hoye Jr. is the current mayor of Taunton, and has held the position since 2012.

New Bedford, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 95,125
Percent Republican: 41.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.14
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on New Bedford: PhotosData

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 95,072, making it the sixth-largest city in Massachusetts. New Bedford is nicknamed “The Whaling City” because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important, if not the most important, whaling ports in the world, along with Nantucket, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut. The city, along with Fall River and Taunton, make up the three largest cities in the South Coast region of Massachusetts.

Worcester, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 184,743
Percent Republican: 40.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.54
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Worcester: PhotosData

Worcester pronunciation is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city’s population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles west of Boston, 50 miles east of Springfield and 40 miles north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth”, thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine’s Day card was invented in the city.

Fitchburg, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 40,666
Percent Republican: 40.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.35
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Fitchburg: PhotosData

Fitchburg is the third largest city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 40,318 at the 2010 census. Fitchburg is home to Fitchburg State University as well as 17 public and private elementary and high schools.

Southbridge Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,858
Percent Republican: 40.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.61
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Southbridge Town: PhotosData

The Town of Southbridge has a city form of government with a city council legislative body, but via a statute calls itself a Town. It is located in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 16,719 at the 2010 census. Southbridge is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain “The town of- in their official names.

Leominster, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 41,446
Percent Republican: 40.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.23
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Leominster: PhotosData

Leominster is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It is the second-largest city in Worcester County, with a population of 40,759 at the 2010 census. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Route 2 and Route 12 pass through Leominster. Interstate 190, Route 13, and Route 117 all have starting/ending points in Leominster. Leominster is bounded by Fitchburg and Lunenburg to the north, Lancaster to the east, Sterling and Princeton to the south, and Westminster to the west.

Gardner, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,496
Percent Republican: 40.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.55
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Gardner: PhotosData

Gardner is a city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,228 at the 2010 census. Gardner is home to Dunn State Park, Gardner Heritage State Park, Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mount Wachusett Community College.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Massachusetts

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

If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Massachusetts:

  1. Boston
  2. Chelsea
  3. Revere

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Massachusetts

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Brockton, MA 95,161 42.5%
2 Attleboro, MA 44,326 41.8%
3 Fall River, MA 89,258 41.8%
4 Taunton, MA 56,826 41.8%
5 New Bedford, MA 95,125 41.8%
6 Worcester, MA 184,743 40.4%
7 Fitchburg, MA 40,666 40.4%
8 Southbridge Town, MA 16,858 40.4%
9 Leominster, MA 41,446 40.4%
10 Gardner, MA 20,496 40.4%
11 Barnstable Town, MA 44,325 39.8%
12 West Springfield Town, MA 28,671 38.2%
13 Chicopee, MA 55,778 38.2%
14 Westfield, MA 41,667 38.2%
15 Holyoke, MA 40,362 38.2%
16 Agawam Town, MA 28,748 38.2%
17 Palmer Town, MA 12,237 38.2%
18 Springfield, MA 154,613 38.2%
19 Amesbury Town, MA 17,218 35.4%
20 Newburyport, MA 17,890 35.4%
21 Peabody, MA 52,610 35.4%
22 Methuen Town, MA 49,575 35.4%
23 Salem, MA 43,146 35.4%
24 Beverly, MA 41,431 35.4%
25 Lynn, MA 93,069 35.4%
26 Haverhill, MA 62,943 35.4%
27 Lawrence, MA 79,497 35.4%
28 Gloucester, MA 29,858 35.4%
29 Franklin Town, MA 32,843 32.6%
30 Braintree Town, MA 37,082 32.6%
31 Quincy, MA 93,824 32.6%
32 Weymouth Town, MA 55,890 32.6%
33 Malden, MA 61,212 27.6%
34 Waltham, MA 62,832 27.6%
35 Marlborough, MA 39,771 27.6%
36 Medford, MA 57,700 27.6%
37 Somerville, MA 79,983 27.6%
38 Watertown Town, MA 34,553 27.6%
39 Woburn, MA 39,500 27.6%
40 Cambridge, MA 110,893 27.6%
41 Melrose, MA 28,132 27.6%
42 Newton, MA 88,479 27.6%
43 Lowell, MA 110,964 27.6%
44 Everett, MA 45,212 27.6%
45 Greenfield Town, MA 17,474 26.7%
46 Northampton, MA 28,548 25.9%
47 Easthampton Town, MA 16,051 25.9%
48 Pittsfield, MA 43,289 25.7%
49 North Adams, MA 13,211 25.7%
50 Winthrop Town, MA 18,391 16.1%
51 Revere, MA 53,864 16.1%
52 Chelsea, MA 39,272 16.1%
53 Boston, MA 669,158 16.1%