These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Nebraska For 2019


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

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

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

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

  1. McCook (Photos)
  2. Holdrege (Photos)
  3. Sidney (Photos)
  4. Columbus (Photos)
  5. North Platte (Photos)
  6. Norfolk (Photos)
  7. York (Photos)
  8. Alliance (Photos)
  9. Chadron (Photos)
  10. Wayne (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Ralston is the most liberal city in Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Nebraska for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Nebraska over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 32 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 32 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Mccook, is “The Most Conservative City in Nebraska For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Nebraska For 2019

Mccook, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,622
Percent Republican: 82.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.72
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Mccook: PhotosData

McCook is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,698 at the 2010 census.

Holdrege, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,497
Percent Republican: 82.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.96
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Holdrege: PhotosData

Holdrege is a city in Phelps County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,495 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Phelps County. The Nebraska Prairie Museum is located in Holdrege.

Sidney, NE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,830
Percent Republican: 77.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.13
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Sidney: PhotosData

Sidney is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,757 at the 2010 census.

Columbus, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,834
Percent Republican: 76.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.89
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Columbus: PhotosData

Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Platte County, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. The population was 22,111 at the 2010 census.

North Platte, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,135
Percent Republican: 75.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.41
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on North Platte: PhotosData

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers forming the Platte River. The population was 24,733 at the 2010 census.

Norfolk, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,352
Percent Republican: 74.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.45
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Norfolk: PhotosData

Norfolk is a city in Madison County, Nebraska, United States, 113 miles northwest of Omaha and 83 miles west of Sioux City at the intersection of U.S. Routes 81 and 275. The population was 24,210 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Nebraska. It is the principal city of the Norfolk Micropolitan Statistical Area.

York, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,890
Percent Republican: 73.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.83
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on York: PhotosData

York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.

Alliance, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,392
Percent Republican: 73.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.42
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Alliance: PhotosData

Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Its population was 8,491 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Box Butte County.

Chadron, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,704
Percent Republican: 71.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Chadron: PhotosData

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. The population was 5,851 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dawes County, and the location of Chadron State College.

Wayne, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,557
Percent Republican: 71.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.32
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Wayne: PhotosData

Wayne is a city in Wayne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,660 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Wayne County and the home of Wayne State College.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Nebraska

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

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

  1. Ralston
  2. Omaha
  3. Lincoln

For more Nebraska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Nebraska

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Mccook, NE 7,622 82.4%
2 Holdrege, NE 5,497 82.0%
3 Sidney, NE 6,830 77.8%
4 Columbus, NE 22,834 76.0%
5 North Platte, NE 24,135 75.4%
6 Norfolk, NE 24,352 74.1%
7 York, NE 7,890 73.7%
8 Alliance, NE 8,392 73.5%
9 Chadron, NE 5,704 71.6%
10 Wayne, NE 5,557 71.3%
11 Gering, NE 8,377 70.4%
12 Scottsbluff, NE 14,887 70.4%
13 Lexington, NE 10,097 69.3%
14 Kearney, NE 33,082 69.0%
15 Seward, NE 7,124 68.8%
16 Hastings, NE 24,948 68.7%
17 Blair, NE 8,011 68.5%
18 Schuyler, NE 6,229 67.5%
19 Plattsmouth, NE 6,435 65.4%
20 Grand Island, NE 51,042 65.3%
21 Nebraska City, NE 7,288 65.2%
22 Fremont, NE 26,356 64.0%
23 Beatrice, NE 12,309 63.5%
24 Crete, NE 7,079 58.5%
25 South Sioux City, NE 13,145 57.6%
26 Bellevue, NE 53,040 56.0%
27 Gretna, NE 5,045 56.0%
28 Papillion, NE 19,478 56.0%
29 La Vista, NE 17,062 56.0%
30 Lincoln, NE 277,315 45.2%
31 Omaha, NE 463,081 45.0%
32 Ralston, NE 7,348 45.0%

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