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 Michigan would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Wolverine State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Michigan 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:
- Zeeland (Photos)
- Holland (Photos)
- Grand Haven (Photos)
- Howell (Photos)
- Brighton (Photos)
- Iron Mountain (Photos)
- Kingsford (Photos)
- Allegan (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Detroit is the most liberal city in Michigan 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 Michigan.
How we determined the most Conservative cities in Michigan
We started by making a list of every place in Michigan over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 149 places in Michigan.
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 149, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Michigan.’
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
Population: 7,271 Percent Conservative: 66.64%
Population: 5,591Percent Conservative: 66.64%
Population: 33,526Percent Conservative: 66.64%
4. Grand Haven
Population: 10,819Percent Conservative: 66.64%
Population: 8,203 Percent Conservative: 61.4%
Population: 9,502Percent Conservative: 61.1%
Population: 7,555Percent Conservative: 61.1%
8. Iron Mountain
Population: 7,571Percent Conservative: 60.02%
Population: 5,104Percent Conservative: 60.02%
Population: 5,036Percent Conservative: 59.15%
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds
Well there you have it, the places in Michigan that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Hudsonville ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Michigan:
- Flat Rock
- Dearborn Heights
For more Michigan reading , check out:
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Michigan
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