These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Missouri For 2019


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

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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 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.

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

  1. Dexter (Photos)
  2. Lebanon (Photos)
  3. West Plains (Photos)
  4. Poplar Bluff (Photos)
  5. Perryville (Photos)
  6. Monett (Photos)
  7. Trenton (Photos)
  8. Aurora (Photos)
  9. Branson (Photos)
  10. Neosho (Photos)

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.

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 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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,887
Percent Republican: 83.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $26.85
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Dexter: PhotosData

Dexter is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States, founded in 1873. The population was 7,864 at the 2010 census.

Lebanon, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,610
Percent Republican: 79.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $29.07
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Lebanon: PhotosData

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,218
Percent Republican: 79.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.37
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on West Plains: PhotosData

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 17,112
Percent Republican: 79.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.12
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Poplar Bluff: PhotosData

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,366
Percent Republican: 79.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.41
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Perryville: PhotosData

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, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 8,861
Percent Republican: 78.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $25.62
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Monett: PhotosData

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,915
Percent Republican: 78.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Trenton: PhotosData

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,431
Percent Republican: 77.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.03
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Aurora: PhotosData

Aurora is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,508 at the 2010 census.

Branson, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,228
Percent Republican: 77.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $272.52
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Branson: PhotosData

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, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,983
Percent Republican: 76.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $32.27
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Neosho: PhotosData

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:

  1. St. Louis
  2. Grain Valley
  3. Lee’S Summit

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Missouri

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Dexter, MO 7,887 83.4%
2 Lebanon, MO 14,610 79.8%
3 West Plains, MO 12,218 79.6%
4 Poplar Bluff, MO 17,112 79.1%
5 Perryville, MO 8,366 79.0%
6 Monett, MO 8,861 78.2%
7 Trenton, MO 5,915 78.2%
8 Aurora, MO 7,431 77.9%
9 Branson, MO 11,228 77.2%
10 Neosho, MO 11,983 76.7%
11 Marshfield, MO 7,080 76.7%
12 Macon, MO 5,412 76.0%
13 Sikeston, MO 16,482 76.0%
14 Chillicothe, MO 9,138 76.0%
15 Kennett, MO 10,271 75.9%
16 Bolivar, MO 10,654 75.8%
17 Nevada, MO 8,248 75.7%
18 Nixa, MO 20,757 73.9%
19 Ozark, MO 19,091 73.9%
20 Hannibal, MO 17,551 72.8%
21 Waynesville, MO 5,291 72.7%
22 St. Robert, MO 5,658 72.7%
23 Webb City, MO 11,148 72.6%
24 Carthage, MO 14,280 72.6%
25 Joplin, MO 51,540 72.6%
26 Carl Junction, MO 7,722 72.6%
27 Savannah, MO 5,111 72.5%
28 Cape Girardeau, MO 39,092 72.4%
29 Jackson, MO 14,690 72.4%
30 Moberly, MO 13,775 72.3%
31 Troy, MO 11,505 72.3%
32 Clinton, MO 9,088 71.4%
33 Bowling Green, MO 5,479 71.0%
34 Warrenton, MO 8,091 70.4%
35 Sedalia, MO 21,477 70.4%
36 Boonville, MO 8,388 70.4%
37 Pacific, MO 6,294 70.2%
38 Sullivan, MO 6,587 70.2%
39 Union, MO 11,041 70.2%
40 Washington, MO 13,963 70.2%
41 Bonne Terre, MO 7,138 70.1%
42 Farmington, MO 18,047 70.1%
43 Park Hills, MO 8,592 70.1%
44 Charleston, MO 5,765 69.6%
45 Mexico, MO 11,528 68.9%
46 Odessa, MO 5,200 68.8%
47 Cameron, MO 9,904 68.6%
48 Rolla, MO 20,013 67.9%
49 Fulton, MO 12,807 67.5%
50 Maryville, MO 11,855 67.5%
51 Caruthersville, MO 5,859 65.6%
52 Jefferson City, MO 43,092 65.4%
53 Richmond, MO 5,609 64.9%
54 De Soto, MO 6,399 64.5%
55 Pevely, MO 5,721 64.5%
56 Arnold, MO 21,102 64.5%
57 Festus, MO 11,910 64.5%
58 Pleasant Hill, MO 8,321 64.4%
59 Marshall, MO 12,865 64.4%
60 Belton, MO 23,299 64.4%
61 Raymore, MO 20,358 64.4%
62 Harrisonville, MO 10,025 64.4%
63 Warrensburg, MO 19,890 64.2%
64 St. Charles, MO 69,026 59.9%
65 Wentzville, MO 35,768 59.9%
66 O’fallon, MO 85,246 59.9%
67 Lake St. Louis, MO 15,371 59.9%
68 Weldon Spring, MO 5,534 59.9%
69 St. Peters, MO 56,375 59.9%
70 Dardenne Prairie, MO 12,938 59.9%
71 Springfield, MO 165,785 59.8%
72 Battlefield, MO 5,986 59.8%
73 Willard, MO 5,426 59.8%
74 Republic, MO 15,890 59.8%
75 St. Joseph, MO 76,819 59.3%
76 Kirksville, MO 17,519 59.0%
77 Parkville, MO 6,326 52.3%
78 Excelsior Springs, MO 11,555 51.7%
79 Smithville, MO 9,274 51.7%
80 Gladstone, MO 26,738 51.7%
81 Liberty, MO 30,602 51.7%
82 Kearney, MO 9,469 51.7%
83 Columbia, MO 118,620 43.2%
84 Olivette, MO 7,830 39.0%
85 St. John, MO 6,426 39.0%
86 Wildwood, MO 35,524 39.0%
87 Kirkwood, MO 27,659 39.0%
88 Town And Country, MO 11,030 39.0%
89 Overland, MO 15,901 39.0%
90 Eureka, MO 10,554 39.0%
91 University City, MO 34,922 39.0%
92 Maplewood, MO 7,975 39.0%
93 Ballwin, MO 30,388 39.0%
94 Ellisville, MO 9,463 39.0%
95 Chesterfield, MO 47,660 39.0%
96 Glendale, MO 5,919 39.0%
97 Dellwood, MO 5,005 39.0%
98 Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 10,751 39.0%
99 Bridgeton, MO 11,712 39.0%
100 Maryland Heights, MO 27,246 39.0%

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