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 Minnesota would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the North Star State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Minnesota with populations greater than 5,000 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.
If you’re wondering, Falcon Heights is the most liberal city in Minnesota 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 Minnesota.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Minnesota and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Minnesota for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Minnesota over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 145 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 145 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Little Falls, is “The Most Conservative City in Minnesota For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Minnesota For 2019
Redwood Falls is a city in Redwood County, located along the Redwood River near its confluence with the Minnesota River, in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 5,254 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat.
Fairmont is a city in and the county seat of Martin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 10,666 at the 2010 census.
Litchfield is a city in and the county seat of Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 6,726 at the 2010 census.
Percent Republican: 64.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Isanti: Data
Cambridge is a city in Isanti County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of Minnesota State Highways 65 and 95. The population was 8,111 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Isanti County. It is located along the Rum River and the BNSF Railway. Cambridge is notable for having the highest percentage of Swedish Americans of any city in the United States with a population of over 5,000 people.
Glencoe is the county seat of McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,631 at the 2010 census.
Hutchinson is the largest city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. The population was 14,178 at the 2010 census.
Fergus Falls is a city in and the county seat of Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,138 at the 2010 census.
Big Lake is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 10,060 at the 2010 census.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Minnesota
Well there you have it, the places in Minnesota that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Little Falls ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Minnesota:
- Falcon Heights
- North St. Paul
For more Minnesota reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Minnesota
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Minnesota
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Minnesota
- 10 Safest Places In Minnesota
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Minnesota