These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In New York For 2019


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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 New York.

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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 New York would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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

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

  1. Medina (Photos)
  2. Batavia (Photos)
  3. Bath (Photos)
  4. Hornell (Photos)
  5. Corning (Photos)
  6. Herkimer
  7. Ilion
  8. Gloversville
  9. Johnstown (Photos)
  10. Salamanca (Photos)

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

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in New York for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in New York over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 161 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 161 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Medina, is “The Most Conservative City in New York For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In New York For 2019

Medina, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,814
Percent Republican: 66.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.82
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Medina: PhotosData

Medina is a village in the Towns of Shelby and Ridgeway in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 6,065 at the 2010 census, making it the county’s most populous municipality. The village was named by its surveyor, Ebenezer Mix. It is part of the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Batavia, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,868
Percent Republican: 64.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.08
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Batavia: PhotosData

Batavia is a city in and the county seat of Genesee County, New York, United States. It is near the center of the county, surrounded by the Town of Batavia, which is a separate municipality. Its population as of the 2010 census was 15,465. The name Batavia is Latin for the Betuwe region of the Netherlands, and honors early Dutch land developers.

Bath, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,611
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.67
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Bath: PhotosData

Bath is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The Town of Bath has an area of 96.3 sq mi and a population of 12,097. Its largest settlement is the Village of Bath, which has an area of 2.9 sq mi and a population of 5,641. The Town is located in the central part of the county, northwest of Elmira, New York. The Town are either named after the city in England or after Lady Bath, daughter of a landowner.

Hornell, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,332
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Hornell: PhotosData

Hornell is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States. The population was 8,563 at the 2010 census. The city is named after the Hornell family, early settlers.

Corning, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,870
Percent Republican: 63.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $12.11
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Corning: PhotosData

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. The population was 11,183 at the 2010 census. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community. The city is best known as the headquarters of Fortune 500 company Corning Incorporated, formerly Corning Glass Works, a manufacturer of glass and ceramic products for industrial, scientific and technical uses.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,361
Percent Republican: 63.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.84
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Herkimer: Data

Herkimer is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States, southeast of Utica. It is named after Nicholas Herkimer. The population was 10,175 at the 2010 census.

Ilion, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,930
Percent Republican: 63.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.34
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Ilion: Data

Ilion is a village in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 8,053 at the 2010 census. “Ilion” is a name for the ancient city of Troy.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 15,052
Percent Republican: 63.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.15
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Gloversville: Data

Gloversville, a city in Fulton County, New York, was once the hub of the United States’ glovemaking industry, with over two hundred manufacturers in Gloversville and the adjacent city of Johnstown. In 2010, Gloversville had a population of 15,665.

Johnstown, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,358
Percent Republican: 63.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.07
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Johnstown: PhotosData

Johnstown is a city and the county seat of Fulton County in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 Census, the city had population of 8,743. The city was named after its founder, Sir William Johnson.

Salamanca, NY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,594
Percent Republican: 63.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $34.86
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Salamanca: PhotosData

Salamanca is a city in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States, inside the Allegany Indian Reservation, one of two governed by the Seneca Nation of New York. The population was 5,815 at the 2010 census. It was named after Jos de Salamanca, a Spanish nobleman and cabinet minister of the mid-19th century.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in New York

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

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

  1. New York
  2. Ithaca
  3. Irvington

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In New York

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Medina, NY 5,814 66.8%
2 Batavia, NY 14,868 64.0%
3 Bath, NY 5,611 63.9%
4 Hornell, NY 8,332 63.9%
5 Corning, NY 10,870 63.9%
6 Herkimer, NY 7,361 63.6%
7 Ilion, NY 7,930 63.6%
8 Gloversville, NY 15,052 63.5%
9 Johnstown, NY 8,358 63.5%
10 Salamanca, NY 5,594 63.2%
11 Olean, NY 13,911 63.2%
12 Amsterdam, NY 17,974 59.3%
13 Norwich, NY 6,890 59.1%
14 Jamestown, NY 30,094 58.3%
15 Fredonia, NY 10,695 58.3%
16 Dunkirk, NY 12,064 58.3%
17 Geneseo, NY 8,151 57.6%
18 Fulton, NY 11,509 57.5%
19 Oswego, NY 17,723 57.5%
20 Watertown, NY 26,437 56.9%
21 Utica, NY 61,114 56.5%
22 Rome, NY 32,589 56.5%
23 North Tonawanda, NY 30,752 56.2%
24 Niagara Falls, NY 48,976 56.2%
25 Lockport, NY 20,676 56.2%
26 Elmira, NY 28,302 55.6%
27 Horseheads, NY 6,561 55.6%
28 Hudson Falls, NY 7,174 55.5%
29 Monticello, NY 6,562 53.2%
30 Oneida, NY 11,120 53.0%
31 Auburn, NY 26,962 52.4%
32 Oneonta, NY 13,932 51.8%
33 Waterloo, NY 5,247 51.8%
34 Northport, NY 7,405 51.5%
35 Patchogue, NY 12,425 51.5%
36 Lindenhurst, NY 27,257 51.5%
37 Amityville, NY 9,513 51.5%
38 Babylon, NY 12,177 51.5%
39 Tuckahoe, NY 6,656 51.5%
40 Mastic Beach, NY 14,850 51.5%
41 Lake Grove, NY 11,205 51.5%
42 Ogdensburg, NY 10,851 50.9%
43 Canton, NY 6,553 50.9%
44 Lawrence, NY 6,553 50.9%
45 Potsdam, NY 9,710 50.9%
46 Massena, NY 10,839 50.9%
47 Middletown, NY 27,729 50.4%
48 Walden, NY 6,781 50.4%
49 Goshen, NY 5,381 50.4%
50 Washingtonville, NY 5,774 50.4%
51 Warwick, NY 6,801 50.4%
52 Kiryas Joel, NY 22,794 50.4%
53 Woodbury, NY 10,791 50.4%
54 Port Jervis, NY 8,670 50.4%
55 Monroe, NY 8,579 50.4%
56 Newburgh, NY 28,444 50.4%
57 Glens Falls, NY 14,428 50.1%
58 Canandaigua, NY 10,402 49.6%
59 Geneva, NY 13,048 49.6%
60 Cortland, NY 18,914 48.9%
61 Saranac Lake, NY 5,670 48.5%
62 Malone, NY 5,752 48.5%
63 Saratoga Springs, NY 27,682 47.8%
64 Ballston Spa, NY 5,278 47.8%
65 Mechanicville, NY 5,177 47.8%
66 Binghamton, NY 45,964 47.6%
67 Endicott, NY 12,980 47.6%
68 Johnson City, NY 14,728 47.6%
69 Wappingers Falls, NY 5,416 47.2%
70 Poughkeepsie, NY 30,505 47.2%
71 Beacon, NY 14,279 47.2%
72 Rensselaer, NY 9,375 47.1%
73 Troy, NY 49,826 47.1%
74 Kaser, NY 5,138 45.1%
75 Chestnut Ridge, NY 8,118 45.1%
76 West Haverstraw, NY 10,353 45.1%
77 Mineola, NY 19,223 45.1%
78 Bayville, NY 6,752 45.1%
79 Nyack, NY 7,057 45.1%
80 Floral Park, NY 16,269 45.1%
81 Rockville Centre, NY 24,485 45.1%
82 New Hyde Park, NY 9,906 45.1%
83 North Hills, NY 5,524 45.1%
84 Farmingdale, NY 8,719 45.1%
85 Wesley Hills, NY 5,890 45.1%
86 Valley Stream, NY 37,843 45.1%
87 Williston Park, NY 7,334 45.1%
88 Glen Cove, NY 27,376 45.1%
89 Lynbrook, NY 19,706 45.1%
90 Great Neck, NY 10,272 45.1%
91 Westbury, NY 15,396 45.1%
92 Long Beach, NY 33,657 45.1%
93 Great Neck Plaza, NY 6,964 45.1%
94 Cedarhurst, NY 6,685 45.1%
95 East Rockaway, NY 9,839 45.1%
96 Sea Cliff, NY 5,085 45.1%
97 New Hempstead, NY 5,359 45.1%
98 Massapequa Park, NY 17,223 45.1%
99 Manorhaven, NY 6,627 45.1%
100 Garden City, NY 22,699 45.1%