These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Nebraska


We used science and data to determine which cities in Nebraska 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 Nebraska would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 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. Mccook (Photos)
  2. Holdrege (Photos)
  3. York (Photos)
  4. Columbus (Photos)
  5. Sidney (Photos)
  6. Norfolk (Photos)
  7. Kearney (Photos)
  8. Lexington
  9. North Platte (Photos)
  10. Wayne (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Lincoln 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Nebraska

We started by making a list of every place in Nebraska over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 32 places in Nebraska.

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 32, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Nebraska.’

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

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1. Mccook


Population: 7,649
Percent Conservative: 78.83%

2. Holdrege

Holdrege, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,528
Percent Conservative: 77.63%

3. York

York, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,908
Percent Conservative: 76.7%

4. Columbus

Columbus, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,584
Percent Conservative: 74.68%

5. Sidney

Sidney, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,830
Percent Conservative: 74.19%

6. Norfolk

Norfolk, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,393
Percent Conservative: 72.47%

7. Kearney

Kearney, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,217
Percent Conservative: 69.76%

8. Lexington


Population: 10,152
Percent Conservative: 69.48%

9. North Platte

North Platte, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,420
Percent Conservative: 68.53%

10. Wayne

Wayne, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,553
Percent Conservative: 67.71%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Nebraska:

  1. Lincoln
  2. South Sioux City
  3. Omaha

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Nebraska

City Rank Population % Conservative
Mccook 1 7,649 78.83%
Holdrege 2 5,528 77.63%
York 3 7,908 76.7%
Columbus 4 22,584 74.68%
Sidney 5 6,830 74.19%
Norfolk 6 24,393 72.47%
Kearney 7 32,217 69.76%
Lexington 8 10,152 69.48%
North Platte 9 24,420 68.53%
Wayne 10 5,553 67.71%
Scottsbluff 11 14,955 67.53%
Gering 12 8,429 67.53%
Blair 13 7,995 67.33%
Schuyler 14 6,196 66.83%
Chadron 15 5,828 66.47%
Seward 16 7,109 66.06%
Hastings 17 24,973 65.64%
Grand Island 18 50,582 62.51%
Plattsmouth 19 6,475 62.04%
Nebraska City 20 7,301 60.99%
Alliance 21 8,500 60.98%
Bellevue 22 54,067 60.45%
Gretna 23 5,026 60.45%
La Vista 24 16,895 60.45%
Papillion 25 19,463 60.45%
Fremont 26 26,483 60.17%
Beatrice 27 12,355 57.07%
Crete 28 7,080 51.57%
Ralston 29 5,997 50.56%
Omaha 30 440,034 50.56%
South Sioux City 31 13,315 50.42%
Lincoln 32 269,726 49.02%

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