These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Mississippi For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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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 Mississippi would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Magnolia State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Mississippi 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 Mississippi for 2019:

  1. Picayune (Photos)
  2. New Albany (Photos)
  3. Corinth (Photos)
  4. Pontotoc (Photos)
  5. Bay St. Louis (Photos)
  6. Waveland (Photos)
  7. Diamondhead (Photos)
  8. Ripley (Photos)
  9. Booneville (Photos)
  10. Flowood (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Byram is the most liberal city in Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Mississippi and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in Mississippi for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Mississippi over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 62 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 62 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Picayune, is “The Most Conservative City in Mississippi For 2019”.

Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Mississippi For 2019

Picayune, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 10,528
Percent Republican: 81.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $14.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Picayune: PhotosData

Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County, Mississippi. The population was 10,878 at the 2010 census. Picayune was added to the New Orleans metropolitan area in 2014, however it remains its own town respectively. The city is located approximately 45 miles from New Orleans, Hattiesburg and Gulfport-Biloxi. The Stennis Space Center is 10 miles away.

New Albany, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,642
Percent Republican: 80.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.23
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on New Albany: PhotosData

Corinth, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,727
Percent Republican: 79.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $29.54
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Corinth: PhotosData

Corinth is a city in and the county seat of Alcorn County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 14,573 at the 2010 census. Its ZIP codes are 38834 and 38835.

Pontotoc, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,923
Percent Republican: 79.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $22.13
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Pontotoc: PhotosData

Pontotoc is a city in, and the county seat of, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, located to the west of the much larger city of Tupelo. The population was 5,625 at the 2010 census.

Bay St. Louis, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,918
Percent Republican: 78.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Bay St. Louis: PhotosData

Waveland, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,382
Percent Republican: 78.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.07
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Waveland: PhotosData

Waveland is a city located in Hancock County, Mississippi, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city of Waveland was incorporated in 1972. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,435. Waveland was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969, and by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

Diamondhead, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,200
Percent Republican: 78.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $46.1
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Diamondhead: PhotosData

Diamondhead is a city in southeastern Hancock County, Mississippi, United States. The city is located just over 50 miles northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is part of the GulfportBiloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. In February 2012, Diamondhead was officially incorporated as a city. At the time of the 2010 census, when Diamondhead was an unincorporated census-designated place, the population was 8,425. The city population, with slightly different boundaries, was estimated at 8,217 in 2016.

Ripley, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,302
Percent Republican: 78.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $28.03
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Ripley: PhotosData

Booneville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,757
Percent Republican: 77.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $18.8
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Booneville: PhotosData

Booneville is the county seat of Prentiss County, Mississippi. Booneville was incorporated in 1861 and named after R.H. Boone, a relative of Daniel Boone. The population was 8,743 at the 2010 census. It is one of 21 certified Mississippi retirement cities.

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,704
Percent Republican: 74.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $157.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.29
More on Flowood: PhotosData

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 7,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Mississippi

Well there you have it, the places in Mississippi that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Picayune ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Mississippi:

  1. Byram
  2. Jackson
  3. Clinton

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Mississippi

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Picayune, MS 10,528 81.3%
2 New Albany, MS 8,642 80.3%
3 Corinth, MS 14,727 79.9%
4 Pontotoc, MS 5,923 79.6%
5 Bay St. Louis, MS 11,918 78.3%
6 Waveland, MS 6,382 78.3%
7 Diamondhead, MS 8,200 78.3%
8 Ripley, MS 5,302 78.2%
9 Booneville, MS 8,757 77.5%
10 Flowood, MS 8,704 74.8%
11 Pearl, MS 26,468 74.8%
12 Richland, MS 7,175 74.8%
13 Brandon, MS 23,421 74.8%
14 Philadelphia, MS 7,334 72.8%
15 Laurel, MS 18,661 71.0%
16 Brookhaven, MS 12,289 69.4%
17 Moss Point, MS 13,501 67.8%
18 Gautier, MS 18,555 67.8%
19 Ocean Springs, MS 17,514 67.8%
20 Pascagoula, MS 21,935 67.8%
21 Tupelo, MS 38,321 67.5%
22 Columbia, MS 6,163 67.0%
23 Southaven, MS 52,434 65.1%
24 Hernando, MS 15,534 65.1%
25 Horn Lake, MS 26,804 65.1%
26 Olive Branch, MS 36,033 65.1%
27 Senatobia, MS 7,903 64.5%
28 Amory, MS 7,028 64.0%
29 Aberdeen, MS 5,375 64.0%
30 Pass Christian, MS 5,475 63.7%
31 Long Beach, MS 15,446 63.7%
32 Gulfport, MS 71,318 63.7%
33 Biloxi, MS 45,328 63.7%
34 D’iberville, MS 11,150 63.7%
35 Meridian, MS 39,213 60.1%
36 Kosciusko, MS 7,018 59.3%
37 Forest, MS 5,679 58.2%
38 Grenada, MS 12,719 56.8%
39 Ridgeland, MS 24,312 56.4%
40 Canton, MS 12,800 56.4%
41 Madison, MS 25,350 56.4%
42 Oxford, MS 22,092 55.3%
43 Louisville, MS 6,325 55.3%
44 Petal, MS 10,669 55.1%
45 Hattiesburg, MS 46,495 55.1%
46 Columbus, MS 24,409 51.6%
47 Vicksburg, MS 22,961 50.3%
48 Batesville, MS 7,319 49.4%
49 Mccomb, MS 12,620 49.0%
50 Starkville, MS 24,954 47.3%
51 Yazoo City, MS 11,189 45.7%
52 Holly Springs, MS 7,538 44.4%
53 Natchez, MS 15,191 42.5%
54 West Point, MS 10,903 41.5%
55 Cleveland, MS 12,157 33.2%
56 Greenville, MS 31,934 31.2%
57 Indianola, MS 9,805 29.1%
58 Greenwood, MS 14,496 28.8%
59 Clarksdale, MS 16,579 27.2%
60 Clinton, MS 25,398 26.6%
61 Jackson, MS 170,393 26.6%
62 Byram, MS 11,660 26.6%