These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Nevada


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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 Nevada would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Nevada with populations greater than 2,000 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. Carlin
  2. West Wendover
  3. Elko (Photos)
  4. Ely
  5. Fallon (Photos)
  6. Winnemucca (Photos)
  7. Yerington
  8. Fernley (Photos)
  9. Lovelock
  10. Sparks (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Las Vegas is the most liberal city in Nevada 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 Nevada.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Nevada

We started by making a list of every place in Nevada over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 16 places in Nevada.

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 16, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Nevada.’

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

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1. Carlin

Carlin, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,299
Percent Conservative: 75.15%

2. West Wendover

West Wendover, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,422
Percent Conservative: 75.15%

3. Elko

Elko, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,709
Percent Conservative: 75.15%

4. Ely

Ely, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,206
Percent Conservative: 70.22%

5. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,442
Percent Conservative: 68.79%

6. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,810
Percent Conservative: 66.33%

7. Yerington

Yerington, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,021
Percent Conservative: 62.99%

8. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,185
Percent Conservative: 62.99%

9. Lovelock

Lovelock, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,306
Percent Conservative: 61.94%

10. Sparks

Sparks, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 93,437
Percent Conservative: 47.09%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Nevada:

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Henderson
  3. North Las Vegas

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Nevada

City Rank Population % Conservative
Carlin 1 2,299 75.15%
West Wendover 2 4,422 75.15%
Elko 3 19,709 75.15%
Ely 4 4,206 70.22%
Fallon 5 8,442 68.79%
Winnemucca 6 7,810 66.33%
Yerington 7 3,021 62.99%
Fernley 8 19,185 62.99%
Lovelock 9 2,306 61.94%
Sparks 10 93,437 47.09%
Reno 11 234,161 47.09%
Boulder City 12 15,266 41.82%
Mesquite 13 16,533 41.82%
North Las Vegas 14 226,860 41.82%
Henderson 15 271,725 41.82%
Las Vegas 16 605,097 41.82%

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