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 Missouri would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Show Me State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Missouri 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, St. Louis is the most liberal city in Missouri 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 Missouri.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Missouri and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Missouri for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Missouri over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 129 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 129 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Dexter, is “The Most Conservative City in Missouri For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Missouri For 2019
Dexter is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States, founded in 1873. The population was 7,864 at the 2010 census.
Lebanon is a city in Laclede County, Missouri, United States. The population was 14,474 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Laclede County. The Lebanon Micropolitan Statistical Area consists of Laclede County.
West Plains is a city in Howell County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,986 at the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Howell County.
Poplar Bluff is a small city in Butler County in Southeast Missouri in the United States. It is the county seat of Butler County and is known as “The Gateway to the Ozarks” among other names. The population was 17,023 at the 2010 census.
Perryville is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,225 at the 2010 census. Perryville is the county seat of Perry County.
Monett is a city in Monett Township in Barry County and Pierce Township in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,873 at the 2010 census.
Trenton is a city in Grundy County, Missouri, United States. The population was 6,001 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Grundy County. The city claims to be the world’s largest producer of vienna sausages.
Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,508 at the 2010 census.
Branson is a city in Stone and Taney counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Most of the city is in Taney County, with a small portion in the west extending into Stone County. Branson is in the Ozark Mountains. The community was named after Reuben Branson, postmaster and operator of a general store in the area in the 1880s. The population was 10,520 at the 2010 census.
Neosho residents. Neosho lies on the western edge of the Ozarks.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Missouri
Well there you have it, the places in Missouri that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Dexter ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Missouri:
- St. Louis
- Grain Valley
- Lee’S Summit
For more Missouri reading, check out:
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- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Missouri
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Missouri
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Missouri
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