These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Massachusetts


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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 Massachusetts would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 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. Brockton (Photos)
  2. Barnstable Town (Photos)
  3. Leominster (Photos)
  4. Southbridge Town
  5. Fitchburg (Photos)
  6. Gardner (Photos)
  7. Worcester (Photos)
  8. Weymouth Town
  9. Braintree Town (Photos)
  10. Quincy (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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Massachusetts

We started by making a list of every place in Massachusetts over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 53 places in Massachusetts.

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 53, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Massachusetts.’

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

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1. Brockton

Brockton, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 94,532
Percent Conservative: 47.2%

2. Barnstable Town

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,591
Percent Conservative: 45.41%

3. Leominster

Leominster, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,176
Percent Conservative: 44.27%

4. Southbridge Town

Source: Public Domain

Population: 16,802
Percent Conservative: 44.27%

5. Fitchburg

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,462
Percent Conservative: 44.27%

6. Gardner

Gardner, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,306
Percent Conservative: 44.27%

7. Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 183,382
Percent Conservative: 44.27%

8. Weymouth Town

Source: Public Domain

Population: 55,304
Percent Conservative: 41.62%

9. Braintree Town

Braintree Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,905
Percent Conservative: 41.62%

10. Quincy

Quincy, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 93,177
Percent Conservative: 41.62%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Massachusetts:

  1. Boston
  2. Winthrop Town
  3. Chelsea

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Massachusetts

City Rank Population % Conservative
Brockton 1 94,532 47.2%
Barnstable Town 2 44,591 45.41%
Leominster 3 41,176 44.27%
Southbridge Town 4 16,802 44.27%
Fitchburg 5 40,462 44.27%
Gardner 6 20,306 44.27%
Worcester 7 183,382 44.27%
Weymouth Town 8 55,304 41.62%
Braintree Town 9 36,905 41.62%
Quincy 10 93,177 41.62%
Franklin Town 11 32,731 41.62%
Beverly 12 40,670 41.08%
Lawrence 13 78,804 41.08%
Lynn 14 91,626 41.08%
Haverhill 15 62,079 41.08%
Methuen Town 16 48,607 41.08%
Newburyport 17 17,766 41.08%
Peabody 18 52,065 41.08%
Amesbury Town 19 16,907 41.08%
Gloucester 20 29,399 41.08%
Salem 21 42,499 41.08%
New Bedford 22 94,909 38.82%
Fall River 23 88,727 38.82%
Taunton 24 56,276 38.82%
Attleboro 25 43,953 38.82%
Chicopee 26 56,186 36.62%
Palmer Town 27 12,168 36.62%
Holyoke 28 40,342 36.62%
Agawam Town 29 28,688 36.62%
West Springfield Town 30 28,600 36.62%
Springfield 31 153,947 36.62%
Westfield 32 41,480 36.62%
Somerville 33 78,595 35.45%
Cambridge 34 107,916 35.45%
Waltham 35 62,438 35.45%
Lowell 36 109,349 35.45%
Newton 37 87,675 35.45%
Everett 38 43,885 35.45%
Medford 39 57,136 35.45%
Marlborough 40 39,425 35.45%
Woburn 41 39,104 35.45%
Watertown Town 42 33,350 35.45%
Melrose 43 27,681 35.45%
Malden 44 60,612 35.45%
Northampton 45 28,602 26.32%
Easthampton Town 46 16,060 26.32%
Greenfield Town 47 17,514 24.75%
Pittsfield 48 43,926 22.1%
North Adams 49 13,459 22.1%
Revere 50 53,095 20.75%
Chelsea 51 37,581 20.75%
Winthrop Town 52 17,962 20.75%
Boston 53 650,281 20.75%

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