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.
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:
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ 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 is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,698 at the 2010 census.
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 is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,757 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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:
For more Nebraska reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Nebraska
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Nebraska
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Nebraska
- 10 Safest Places In Nebraska
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Nebraska
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Nebraska
|5||North Platte, NE||75.4%|
|20||Grand Island, NE||65.3%|
|21||Nebraska City, NE||65.2%|
|25||South Sioux City, NE||57.6%|
|29||La Vista, NE||56.0%|