These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In North Carolina


We used science and data to determine which cities in North Carolina are probably NOT 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 North Carolina would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in North Carolina 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. Asheboro
  2. Archdale
  3. Trinity
  4. Mocksville (Photos)
  5. King
  6. Morehead City (Photos)
  7. Thomasville (Photos)
  8. Lexington (Photos)
  9. Albemarle (Photos)
  10. Lincolnton (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Durham is the most liberal city in North Carolina 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 North Carolina.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in North Carolina

We started by making a list of every place in North Carolina over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 133 places in North Carolina.

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 133, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in North Carolina.’

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

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1. Asheboro


Population: 25,897
Percent Conservative: 74.38%

2. Archdale


Population: 11,396
Percent Conservative: 74.38%

3. Trinity


Population: 6,652
Percent Conservative: 74.38%

4. Mocksville

Mocksville, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,090
Percent Conservative: 71.06%

5. King


Population: 6,697
Percent Conservative: 70.48%

6. Morehead City

Morehead City, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,162
Percent Conservative: 69.76%

7. Thomasville

Thomasville, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,084
Percent Conservative: 69.62%

8. Lexington

Lexington, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,129
Percent Conservative: 69.62%

9. Albemarle

Albemarle, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,969
Percent Conservative: 69.31%

10. Lincolnton

Lincolnton, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,696
Percent Conservative: 68.71%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Durham
  2. Carrboro
  3. Hillsborough

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In North Carolina

City Rank Population % Conservative
Asheboro 1 25,897 74.38%
Archdale 2 11,396 74.38%
Trinity 3 6,652 74.38%
Mocksville 4 5,090 71.06%
King 5 6,697 70.48%
Morehead City 6 9,162 69.76%
Thomasville 7 27,084 69.62%
Lexington 8 19,129 69.62%
Albemarle 9 15,969 69.31%
Lincolnton 10 10,696 68.71%
Mount Airy 11 10,391 67.6%
Lenoir 12 17,978 66.88%
Sawmills 13 5,130 66.88%
Forest City 14 7,359 66.04%
Marion 15 7,914 65.06%
Mooresville 16 34,930 64.56%
Statesville 17 25,443 64.56%
Weddington 18 10,091 64.51%
Waxhaw 19 11,586 64.51%
Wesley Chapel 20 8,010 64.51%
Unionville 21 6,295 64.51%
Stallings 22 14,495 64.51%
Marvin 23 5,938 64.51%
Indian Trail 24 35,602 64.51%
Monroe 25 33,951 64.51%
Hickory 26 40,172 63.99%
Long View 27 5,050 63.99%
Conover 28 8,221 63.99%
Newton 29 12,980 63.99%
Southern Pines 30 13,018 63.55%
Aberdeen 31 6,914 63.55%
Pinehurst 32 15,313 63.55%
Smithfield 33 11,562 63.15%
Clayton 34 17,869 63.15%
Selma 35 6,220 63.15%
Hendersonville 36 13,457 62.98%
Fletcher 37 7,394 62.98%
Mills River 38 6,964 62.98%
Jacksonville 39 68,315 62.69%
Salisbury 40 33,653 62.23%
Gastonia 41 73,211 62.04%
Bessemer City 42 5,455 62.04%
Mount Holly 43 13,924 62.04%
Cherryville 44 5,868 62.04%
Belmont 45 10,387 62.04%
Morganton 46 16,748 60.93%
Leland 47 16,122 60.57%
Oak Island 48 7,199 60.57%
Boiling Spring Lakes 49 5,610 60.57%
Eden 50 15,483 60.04%
Reidsville 51 14,191 60.04%
Shelby 52 20,245 59.51%
Kings Mountain 53 10,792 59.51%
Concord 54 83,903 59.3%
Harrisburg 55 13,883 59.3%
Kannapolis 56 44,520 59.3%
Washington 57 9,777 59.17%
Dunn 58 9,654 58.89%
New Bern 59 30,218 58.32%
Havelock 60 20,729 58.32%
Brevard 61 7,656 57.47%
Kill Devil Hills 62 6,881 57.02%
Burlington 63 52,241 56.32%
Mebane 64 13,309 56.32%
Elon 65 9,698 56.32%
Gibsonville 66 6,634 56.32%
Graham 67 14,468 56.32%
Waynesville 68 9,748 55.88%
Clinton 69 8,750 55.1%
Roxboro 70 8,316 54.94%
Sanford 71 28,988 54.28%
Goldsboro 72 35,952 53.83%
Whiteville 73 5,512 53.38%
Wilmington 74 111,998 51.52%
Carolina Beach 75 5,970 51.52%
Boone 76 17,966 50.09%
Kinston 77 21,540 49.78%
Nashville 78 5,459 49.17%
Rocky Mount 79 56,642 49.17%
Hamlet 80 6,525 48.06%
Rockingham 81 9,376 48.06%
Williamston 82 5,569 47.38%
Butner 83 7,672 47.21%
Oxford 84 8,650 47.21%
Siler City 85 8,193 47.03%
Greenville 86 88,598 45.92%
Ayden 87 5,035 45.92%
Winterville 88 9,464 45.92%
Wilson 89 49,478 45.91%
Winston-Salem 90 236,642 45.83%
Clemmons 91 19,340 45.83%
Lewisville 92 13,212 45.83%
Kernersville 93 23,617 45.83%
Apex 94 42,220 43.5%
Wake Forest 95 34,786 43.5%
Cary 96 151,186 43.5%
Holly Springs 97 28,640 43.5%
Garner 98 27,160 43.5%
Rolesville 99 5,006 43.5%
Morrisville 100 21,726 43.5%

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