These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In New Mexico


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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 New Mexico would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Land Of Enchantment?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in New Mexico 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. Hobbs (Photos)
  2. Lovington (Photos)
  3. Clovis (Photos)
  4. Portales (Photos)
  5. Artesia (Photos)
  6. Carlsbad (Photos)
  7. Roswell (Photos)
  8. Ruidoso (Photos)
  9. Farmington (Photos)
  10. Aztec (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Taos is the most liberal city in New Mexico 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 New Mexico.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in New Mexico

We started by making a list of every place in New Mexico over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 33 places in New Mexico.

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 33, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in New Mexico.’

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

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1. Hobbs

Hobbs, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 36,191
Percent Conservative: 73.75%

2. Lovington

Lovington, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,499
Percent Conservative: 73.75%

3. Clovis

Clovis, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,466
Percent Conservative: 67.9%

4. Portales

Portales, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,416
Percent Conservative: 67.73%

5. Artesia

Artesia, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,641
Percent Conservative: 65.3%

6. Carlsbad

Carlsbad, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,592
Percent Conservative: 65.3%

7. Roswell

Roswell, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 48,553
Percent Conservative: 64.5%

8. Ruidoso

Ruidoso, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,884
Percent Conservative: 64.5%

9. Farmington

Farmington, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,865
Percent Conservative: 62.39%

10. Aztec

Aztec, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,501
Percent Conservative: 62.39%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Taos
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Santa Fe

For more New Mexico reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In New Mexico

City Rank Population % Conservative
Hobbs 1 36,191 73.75%
Lovington 2 11,499 73.75%
Clovis 3 39,466 67.9%
Portales 4 12,416 67.73%
Artesia 5 11,641 65.3%
Carlsbad 6 27,592 65.3%
Roswell 7 48,553 64.5%
Ruidoso 8 7,884 64.5%
Farmington 9 44,865 62.39%
Aztec 10 6,501 62.39%
Bloomfield 11 7,735 62.39%
Alamogordo 12 31,198 62.22%
Tucumcari 13 5,157 59.4%
Truth Or Consequences 14 6,266 57.39%
Deming 15 14,667 48.93%
Raton 16 6,493 46.83%
Los Lunas 17 15,281 46.25%
Belen 18 7,209 46.25%
Rio Rancho 19 91,807 45.1%
Bernalillo 20 8,522 45.1%
Corrales 21 8,455 45.1%
Silver City 22 10,184 41.53%
Anthony 23 9,429 41.13%
Las Cruces 24 101,164 41.13%
Sunland Park 25 15,142 41.13%
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 26 6,067 39.27%
Albuquerque 27 556,092 39.27%
Socorro 28 8,843 37.84%
Grants 29 9,243 36.37%
Gallup 30 22,467 25.29%
Santa Fe 31 83,008 22.38%
Las Vegas 32 13,713 20.01%
Taos 33 5,711 17.8%

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