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:
- Brockton (Photos)
- Barnstable Town (Photos)
- Leominster (Photos)
- Southbridge Town
- Fitchburg (Photos)
- Gardner (Photos)
- Worcester (Photos)
- Weymouth Town
- Braintree Town (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 94,532Percent Conservative: 47.2%
2. Barnstable Town
Population: 44,591Percent Conservative: 45.41%
Population: 41,176Percent Conservative: 44.27%
4. Southbridge Town
Population: 16,802 Percent Conservative: 44.27%
Population: 40,462Percent Conservative: 44.27%
Population: 20,306Percent Conservative: 44.27%
Population: 183,382Percent Conservative: 44.27%
8. Weymouth Town
Population: 55,304 Percent Conservative: 41.62%
9. Braintree Town
Population: 36,905Percent Conservative: 41.62%
Population: 93,177Percent 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:
- Winthrop Town
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Massachusetts
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