These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In New York


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

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

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in New York

We started by making a list of every place in New York over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 167 places in New York.

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 167, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in New York.’

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

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1. Batavia

Batavia, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,188
Percent Conservative: 59.03%

2. Albion


Population: 5,631
Percent Conservative: 58.44%

3. Medina

Medina, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,936
Percent Conservative: 58.44%

4. Hornell

Hornell, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,471
Percent Conservative: 56.98%

5. Corning

Corning, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,059
Percent Conservative: 56.98%

6. Bath

Bath, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,720
Percent Conservative: 56.98%

7. Olean

Olean, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,099
Percent Conservative: 55.66%

8. Salamanca

Salamanca, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,686
Percent Conservative: 55.66%

9. Gloversville


Population: 15,293
Percent Conservative: 54.62%

10. Johnstown

Johnstown, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,500
Percent Conservative: 54.62%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. New York
  2. Ithaca
  3. Albany

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In New York

City Rank Population % Conservative
Batavia 1 15,188 59.03%
Albion 2 5,631 58.44%
Medina 3 5,936 58.44%
Hornell 4 8,471 56.98%
Corning 5 11,059 56.98%
Bath 6 5,720 56.98%
Olean 7 14,099 55.66%
Salamanca 8 5,686 55.66%
Gloversville 9 15,293 54.62%
Johnstown 10 8,500 54.62%
Geneseo 11 8,096 53.97%
Newark 12 8,965 53.43%
Ilion 13 8,066 53.04%
Herkimer 14 7,731 53.04%
Fredonia 15 10,881 52.92%
Dunkirk 16 12,308 52.92%
Jamestown 17 30,546 52.92%
Utica 18 61,628 51.36%
Rome 19 32,916 51.36%
Amsterdam 20 18,157 51.33%
Watertown 21 27,250 50.75%
Horseheads 22 6,594 50.31%
Elmira 23 28,817 50.31%
Norwich 24 7,032 50.29%
Canandaigua 25 10,499 49.78%
Geneva 26 13,157 49.78%
Niagara Falls 27 49,435 48.58%
North Tonawanda 28 31,077 48.58%
Lockport 29 20,857 48.58%
Oneida 30 11,252 48.49%
Hudson Falls 31 7,239 48.0%
Saratoga Springs 32 27,244 47.75%
Mechanicville 33 5,205 47.75%
Ballston Spa 34 5,256 47.75%
Glens Falls 35 14,496 47.74%
Mastic Beach 36 14,883 47.48%
Northport 37 7,412 47.48%
Patchogue 38 12,173 47.48%
Oneonta 39 13,862 47.48%
Lake Grove 40 11,262 47.48%
Lindenhurst 41 27,310 47.48%
Babylon 42 12,186 47.48%
Amityville 43 9,515 47.48%
Port Jefferson 44 7,802 47.48%
Port Jervis 45 8,681 46.48%
Monroe 46 8,532 46.48%
Warwick 47 6,797 46.48%
Middletown 48 27,828 46.48%
Walden 49 6,886 46.48%
Woodbury 50 10,873 46.48%
Goshen 51 5,394 46.48%
Kiryas Joel 52 21,749 46.48%
Washingtonville 53 5,814 46.48%
Newburgh 54 28,495 46.48%
Binghamton 55 46,495 46.15%
Endicott 56 13,143 46.15%
Johnson City 57 14,903 46.15%
Suffern 58 10,914 46.07%
New Hempstead 59 5,265 46.07%
Airmont 60 8,808 46.07%
Haverstraw 61 12,094 46.07%
Spring Valley 62 32,221 46.07%
Wesley Hills 63 5,820 46.07%
West Haverstraw 64 10,347 46.07%
Chestnut Ridge 65 8,090 46.07%
Nyack 66 6,769 46.07%
New Square 67 7,540 46.07%
Rockville Centre 68 24,155 45.64%
Garden City 69 22,575 45.64%
Lynbrook 70 19,556 45.64%
Long Beach 71 33,470 45.64%
Mineola 72 18,980 45.64%
Valley Stream 73 37,838 45.64%
Massapequa Park 74 17,175 45.64%
Freeport 75 43,251 45.64%
Floral Park 76 16,093 45.64%
Hempstead 77 55,105 45.64%
Glen Cove 78 27,245 45.64%
Westbury 79 15,273 45.64%
Sea Cliff 80 5,025 45.64%
East Hills 81 7,066 45.64%
Malverne 82 8,552 45.64%
Williston Park 83 7,322 45.64%
Kings Point 84 5,071 45.64%
Great Neck Plaza 85 6,879 45.64%
Farmingdale 86 8,399 45.64%
Bayville 87 6,724 45.64%
New Hyde Park 88 9,788 45.64%
East Rockaway 89 9,871 45.64%
Great Neck 90 10,095 45.64%
Cedarhurst 91 6,655 45.64%
Lawrence 92 6,529 45.64%
Manorhaven 93 6,684 45.64%
North Hills 94 5,190 45.64%
Poughkeepsie 95 30,635 45.29%
Wappingers Falls 96 5,424 45.29%
Beacon 97 14,375 45.29%
Oswego 98 17,988 44.81%
Fulton 99 11,713 44.81%
Monticello 100 6,685 44.71%

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