These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Missouri


We used science and data to determine which cities in Missouri are probably voting for Hilary.

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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 Missouri would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 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. Dexter (Photos)
  2. Branson (Photos)
  3. Poplar Bluff (Photos)
  4. Aurora
  5. Neosho (Photos)
  6. Ozark
  7. Nixa
  8. Monett (Photos)
  9. Lebanon
  10. Cape Girardeau (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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Missouri

We started by making a list of every place in Missouri over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 129 places in Missouri.

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 129, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Missouri.’

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

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1. Dexter

Dexter, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,920
Percent Conservative: 73.81%

2. Branson

Branson, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,084
Percent Conservative: 72.7%

3. Poplar Bluff

Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,195
Percent Conservative: 72.52%

4. Aurora


Population: 7,473
Percent Conservative: 72.49%

5. Neosho

Neosho, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,102
Percent Conservative: 72.48%

6. Ozark


Population: 18,608
Percent Conservative: 72.37%

7. Nixa


Population: 20,177
Percent Conservative: 72.37%

8. Monett

Monett, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,957
Percent Conservative: 71.22%

9. Lebanon


Population: 14,637
Percent Conservative: 71.18%

10. Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,959
Percent Conservative: 71.03%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Missouri:

  1. St. Louis
  2. Kansas City
  3. Grain Valley

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Missouri

City Rank Population % Conservative
Dexter 1 7,920 73.81%
Branson 2 11,084 72.7%
Poplar Bluff 3 17,195 72.52%
Aurora 4 7,473 72.49%
Neosho 5 12,102 72.48%
Ozark 6 18,608 72.37%
Nixa 7 20,177 72.37%
Monett 8 8,957 71.22%
Lebanon 9 14,637 71.18%
Cape Girardeau 10 38,959 71.03%
Jackson 11 14,439 71.03%
Perryville 12 8,333 70.98%
West Plains 13 12,230 70.62%
Bolivar 14 10,507 70.52%
Marshfield 15 6,860 69.4%
Webb City 16 11,035 69.33%
Carthage 17 14,278 69.33%
Joplin 18 51,042 69.33%
Carl Junction 19 7,577 69.33%
Trenton 20 6,042 69.27%
Sikeston 21 16,436 68.38%
Nevada 22 8,454 67.57%
Moberly 23 13,879 67.05%
St. Robert 24 5,151 67.0%
Waynesville 25 5,250 67.0%
Chillicothe 26 9,025 66.17%
Jefferson City 27 43,186 66.08%
Savannah 28 5,092 65.7%
Macon 29 5,468 65.66%
Rolla 30 19,910 65.39%
Hannibal 31 17,717 65.17%
Boonville 32 8,350 65.07%
Fulton 33 12,812 64.42%
Kennett 34 10,678 64.31%
Troy 35 11,175 63.27%
Belton 36 23,209 63.2%
Raymore 37 19,813 63.2%
Pleasant Hill 38 8,216 63.2%
Harrisonville 39 10,003 63.2%
Sedalia 40 21,457 63.13%
Union 41 10,644 62.87%
Pacific 42 6,305 62.87%
Washington 43 13,993 62.87%
Sullivan 44 6,998 62.87%
Bowling Green 45 5,465 62.52%
Warrenton 46 8,025 62.35%
Maryville 47 11,997 62.31%
Mexico 48 11,588 62.16%
Odessa 49 5,222 62.06%
Clinton 50 9,012 61.53%
Willard 51 5,429 61.11%
Republic 52 15,594 61.11%
Springfield 53 163,763 61.11%
Battlefield 54 5,844 61.11%
Charleston 55 5,877 60.92%
Warrensburg 56 19,739 60.72%
Cameron 57 10,167 60.15%
St. Charles 58 67,479 59.66%
St. Peters 59 55,135 59.66%
Dardenne Prairie 60 12,383 59.66%
Lake St. Louis 61 14,933 59.66%
Wentzville 62 32,827 59.66%
O’Fallon 63 83,053 59.66%
Weldon Spring 64 5,517 59.66%
Farmington 65 17,570 58.67%
Bonne Terre 66 7,064 58.67%
Park Hills 67 8,695 58.67%
Caruthersville 68 6,026 56.8%
Parkville 69 5,946 56.24%
Richmond 70 5,654 56.09%
Marshall 71 13,048 56.04%
Kirksville 72 17,574 55.81%
Pevely 73 5,596 55.3%
Festus 74 11,839 55.3%
De Soto 75 6,469 55.3%
Arnold 76 21,123 55.3%
Liberty 77 30,035 53.22%
Excelsior Springs 78 11,512 53.22%
Kearney 79 9,039 53.22%
Gladstone 80 26,309 53.22%
Smithville 81 8,911 53.22%
St. Joseph 82 77,037 53.15%
Columbia 83 115,391 47.1%
Florissant 84 52,356 42.51%
Kirkwood 85 27,612 42.51%
Webster Groves 86 23,120 42.51%
Chesterfield 87 47,706 42.51%
Wildwood 88 35,776 42.51%
University City 89 35,172 42.51%
Hazelwood 90 25,686 42.51%
Ballwin 91 30,484 42.51%
Maryland Heights 92 27,401 42.51%
Ferguson 93 21,120 42.51%
Dellwood 94 5,011 42.51%
Bridgeton 95 11,699 42.51%
Creve Coeur 96 17,944 42.51%
Glendale 97 5,928 42.51%
Shrewsbury 98 6,208 42.51%
St. John 99 6,491 42.51%
Black Jack 100 6,938 42.51%

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