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 Minnesota would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.
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 in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:
- Little Falls (Photos)
- Fairmont (Photos)
- Big Lake (Photos)
- Elk River (Photos)
- St. Michael (Photos)
- Monticello (Photos)
- Delano (Photos)
- Albertville (Photos)
If you’re wondering, North St. Paul 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.
How we determined the most Conservative cities in Minnesota
We started by making a list of every place in Minnesota over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 143 places in Minnesota.
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 143, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Minnesota.’
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
1. Little Falls
Population: 8,721Percent Conservative: 60.78%
Population: 10,387Percent Conservative: 60.7%
3. Big Lake
Population: 10,285Percent Conservative: 59.88%
Population: 5,280 Percent Conservative: 59.88%
5. Elk River
Population: 23,563Percent Conservative: 59.88%
6. St. Michael
Population: 16,911Percent Conservative: 59.67%
Population: 14,634 Percent Conservative: 59.67%
Population: 13,065Percent Conservative: 59.67%
Population: 5,671Percent Conservative: 59.67%
Population: 7,226Percent Conservative: 59.67%
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds
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 most conservative cities in Minnesota:
- North St. Paul
- Arden Hills
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Minnesota
|East Grand Forks||47|
|Thief River Falls||50|
|Spring Lake Park||62|
|St. Paul Park||68|
|South St. Paul||78|
|West St. Paul||80|
|Inver Grove Heights||86|