These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Mississippi


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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 Mississippi would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:

  1. Picayune (Photos)
  2. Pontotoc (Photos)
  3. Brandon
  4. Pearl (Photos)
  5. Bay St. Louis (Photos)
  6. Waveland (Photos)
  7. Richland
  8. Flowood
  9. Diamondhead
  10. Corinth (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Clarksdale 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Mississippi

We started by making a list of every place in Mississippi over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 62 places in Mississippi.

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 62, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Mississippi.’

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

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1. Picayune

Picayune, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,784
Percent Conservative: 78.96%

2. Pontotoc

Pontotoc, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,808
Percent Conservative: 76.13%

3. Brandon


Population: 22,897
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

4. Pearl

Pearl, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,222
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

5. Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,861
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

6. Waveland

Waveland, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,449
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

7. Richland


Population: 7,055
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

8. Flowood


Population: 8,385
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

9. Diamondhead

Diamondhead, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,246
Percent Conservative: 75.52%

10. Corinth

Corinth, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,839
Percent Conservative: 74.92%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Mississippi:

  1. Clarksdale
  2. Indianola
  3. Jackson

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Mississippi

City Rank Population % Conservative
Picayune 1 10,784 78.96%
Pontotoc 2 5,808 76.13%
Brandon 3 22,897 75.52%
Pearl 4 26,222 75.52%
Bay St. Louis 5 10,861 75.52%
Waveland 6 6,449 75.52%
Richland 7 7,055 75.52%
Flowood 8 8,385 75.52%
Diamondhead 9 8,246 75.52%
Corinth 10 14,839 74.92%
New Albany 11 8,466 74.77%
Ripley 12 5,350 73.3%
Philadelphia 13 7,433 71.15%
Booneville 14 8,780 70.52%
Laurel 15 18,770 68.59%
Pascagoula 16 22,230 66.62%
Ocean Springs 17 17,528 66.62%
Moss Point 18 13,685 66.62%
Gautier 19 18,563 66.62%
Olive Branch 20 35,018 66.21%
Hernando 21 14,984 66.21%
Southaven 22 51,090 66.21%
Horn Lake 23 26,662 66.21%
Brookhaven 24 12,465 66.04%
Columbia 25 6,367 64.71%
Tupelo 26 35,561 63.49%
Long Beach 27 15,369 62.33%
Gulfport 28 70,642 62.33%
Pass Christian 29 5,130 62.33%
D’Iberville 30 10,532 62.33%
Biloxi 31 44,825 62.33%
Senatobia 32 8,017 59.1%
Madison 33 25,167 57.51%
Canton 34 13,413 57.51%
Ridgeland 35 24,276 57.51%
Aberdeen 36 5,466 57.47%
Amory 37 7,151 57.47%
Meridian 38 40,507 57.05%
Oxford 39 20,769 56.78%
Kosciusko 40 7,242 56.38%
Hattiesburg 41 46,762 54.82%
Petal 42 10,723 54.82%
Forest 43 5,713 54.36%
Grenada 44 12,908 52.81%
Louisville 45 6,407 52.58%
Columbus 46 23,360 49.78%
Vicksburg 47 23,439 48.89%
Starkville 48 24,754 48.36%
Mccomb 49 12,723 45.52%
Batesville 50 7,413 45.34%
Yazoo City 51 11,421 42.52%
Natchez 52 15,474 40.74%
Holly Springs 53 7,572 39.86%
West Point 54 11,122 38.76%
Cleveland 55 12,339 30.47%
Greenville 56 33,119 28.66%
Greenwood 57 15,734 28.08%
Byram 58 11,592 27.86%
Clinton 59 25,475 27.86%
Jackson 60 173,212 27.86%
Indianola 61 10,281 26.09%
Clarksdale 62 17,314 25.71%

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