These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Minnesota For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Minnesota are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in Minnesota.

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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.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Minnesota for 2019:

  1. Little Falls (Photos)
  2. Redwood Falls (Photos)
  3. Fairmont (Photos)
  4. Litchfield (Photos)
  5. Isanti
  6. Cambridge (Photos)
  7. Glencoe (Photos)
  8. Hutchinson (Photos)
  9. Fergus Falls (Photos)
  10. Big Lake (Photos)

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.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ 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

Little Falls, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,648
Percent Republican: 73.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Little Falls: PhotosData

Redwood Falls, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,031
Percent Republican: 67.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.55
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Redwood Falls: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,251
Percent Republican: 67.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $25.0
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Fairmont: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,645
Percent Republican: 66.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Litchfield: PhotosData

Litchfield is a city in and the county seat of Meeker County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 6,726 at the 2010 census.

Isanti, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,458
Percent Republican: 64.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Isanti: Data

Cambridge, MN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,462
Percent Republican: 64.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.47
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Cambridge: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,511
Percent Republican: 64.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.03
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Glencoe: PhotosData

Glencoe is the county seat of McLeod County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,631 at the 2010 census.

Hutchinson, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,836
Percent Republican: 64.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.11
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Hutchinson: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,606
Percent Republican: 64.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.77
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Fergus Falls: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,516
Percent Republican: 64.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.19
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Big Lake: PhotosData

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:

  1. Falcon Heights
  2. North St. Paul
  3. Shoreview

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Minnesota

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Little Falls, MN 8,648 73.4%
2 Redwood Falls, MN 5,031 67.5%
3 Fairmont, MN 10,251 67.1%
4 Litchfield, MN 6,645 66.0%
5 Isanti, MN 5,458 64.9%
6 Cambridge, MN 8,462 64.9%
7 Glencoe, MN 5,511 64.6%
8 Hutchinson, MN 13,836 64.6%
9 Fergus Falls, MN 13,606 64.4%
10 Big Lake, MN 10,516 64.3%
11 Elk River, MN 23,924 64.3%
12 Zimmerman, MN 5,420 64.3%
13 Sauk Rapids, MN 13,354 64.2%
14 Alexandria, MN 13,203 64.1%
15 Detroit Lakes, MN 9,078 63.2%
16 New Ulm, MN 13,249 63.2%
17 Albertville, MN 7,303 62.2%
18 St. Michael, MN 17,128 62.2%
19 Otsego, MN 15,630 62.2%
20 Delano, MN 5,854 62.2%
21 Monticello, MN 13,316 62.2%
22 Brainerd, MN 13,394 62.2%
23 Buffalo, MN 15,996 62.2%
24 Baxter, MN 7,988 62.2%
25 Waseca, MN 9,151 61.8%
26 Worthington, MN 13,142 61.4%
27 Kasson, MN 6,228 61.3%
28 Wyoming, MN 7,793 61.0%
29 Chisago City, MN 5,008 61.0%
30 North Branch, MN 10,241 61.0%
31 East Grand Forks, MN 8,614 60.7%
32 Crookston, MN 7,780 60.7%
33 Montevideo, MN 5,165 60.5%
34 Sartell, MN 16,749 59.8%
35 St. Joseph, MN 6,862 59.8%
36 St. Cloud, MN 67,093 59.8%
37 Waite Park, MN 7,457 59.8%
38 Thief River Falls, MN 8,769 59.6%
39 Marshall, MN 13,706 59.4%
40 Lake City, MN 5,154 59.1%
41 Willmar, MN 19,608 58.7%
42 Owatonna, MN 25,613 58.4%
43 International Falls, MN 6,121 56.1%
44 Albert Lea, MN 17,716 54.9%
45 Red Wing, MN 16,334 54.6%
46 Grand Rapids, MN 11,099 54.1%
47 Shakopee, MN 40,024 53.2%
48 Savage, MN 30,011 53.2%
49 Jordan, MN 6,079 53.2%
50 Belle Plaine, MN 6,935 53.2%
51 New Prague, MN 7,598 53.2%
52 Prior Lake, MN 25,452 53.2%
53 La Crescent, MN 5,046 53.0%
54 Chanhassen, MN 25,108 52.2%
55 Waconia, MN 11,751 52.2%
56 Victoria, MN 8,679 52.2%
57 Chaska, MN 25,578 52.2%
58 Morris, MN 5,326 51.9%
59 St. Francis, MN 7,475 50.2%
60 Andover, MN 32,257 50.2%
61 Blaine, MN 62,453 50.2%
62 Fridley, MN 27,573 50.2%
63 Ham Lake, MN 16,119 50.2%
64 East Bethel, MN 11,733 50.2%
65 Oak Grove, MN 8,453 50.2%
66 Coon Rapids, MN 62,342 50.2%
67 Columbia Heights, MN 19,823 50.2%
68 Lino Lakes, MN 20,950 50.2%
69 Ramsey, MN 25,853 50.2%
70 Spring Lake Park, MN 6,535 50.2%
71 Anoka, MN 17,374 50.2%
72 Bemidji, MN 14,803 50.0%
73 Austin, MN 24,882 49.8%
74 Northfield, MN 20,297 47.6%
75 Faribault, MN 23,577 47.6%
76 Mankato, MN 41,241 46.6%
77 North Mankato, MN 13,583 46.6%
78 St. Peter, MN 11,682 46.6%
79 Winona, MN 27,153 46.5%
80 Moorhead, MN 41,801 46.1%
81 Cloquet, MN 11,965 44.8%
82 Cottage Grove, MN 35,902 44.7%
83 Mahtomedi, MN 8,005 44.7%
84 Oakdale, MN 27,972 44.7%
85 Woodbury, MN 67,648 44.7%
86 Stillwater, MN 19,232 44.7%
87 Hugo, MN 14,415 44.7%
88 Forest Lake, MN 19,406 44.7%
89 St. Paul Park, MN 5,376 44.7%
90 Lake Elmo, MN 8,621 44.7%
91 Rochester, MN 112,683 44.5%
92 Byron, MN 5,272 44.5%
93 Stewartville, MN 6,115 44.5%
94 Apple Valley, MN 51,109 43.1%
95 Hastings, MN 22,620 43.1%
96 Farmington, MN 22,502 43.1%
97 Rosemount, MN 23,474 43.1%
98 South St. Paul, MN 20,280 43.1%
99 Burnsville, MN 61,302 43.1%
100 Inver Grove Heights, MN 34,976 43.1%