These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Ohio For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Ohio are probably voting for Trump.

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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 Ohio.

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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 Ohio would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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

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

  1. Celina (Photos)
  2. Wapakoneta (Photos)
  3. St. Marys (Photos)
  4. Greenville (Photos)
  5. Sidney (Photos)
  6. Van Wert (Photos)
  7. Hillsboro (Photos)
  8. Eaton (Photos)
  9. Wilmington (Photos)
  10. Bellefontaine (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Strongsville is the most liberal city in Ohio 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 Ohio.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Ohio for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Ohio over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 255 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 255 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Celina, is “The Most Conservative City in Ohio For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Ohio For 2019

Celina, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,300
Percent Republican: 80.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.9
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Celina: PhotosData

Celina is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Ohio, United States. The population was 10,400 at the 2010 census. Celina is situated on the western shores of Grand Lake St. Marys.

Wapakoneta, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,756
Percent Republican: 78.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.91
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Wapakoneta: PhotosData

Wapakoneta, pronounced Waw-paw-ko-net-a is a city in and the county seat of Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,867 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio Micropolitan S A, which is included in the Lima-Van Wert-Wapakoneta, Ohio CSA. The community is served by the Wapakoneta City School District.

St. Marys, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,143
Percent Republican: 78.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.34
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on St. Marys: PhotosData

St. Marys is a city in Auglaize County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,332 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Wapakoneta, Ohio, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Greenville, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 12,892
Percent Republican: 78.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.57
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Greenville: PhotosData

Greenville is a city in and county seat of Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,227 at the 2010 census.

Sidney, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,777
Percent Republican: 78.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $66.74
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Sidney: PhotosData

Sidney is a city in Shelby County, Ohio, United States. The population was 21,229 at the 2010 census. It is named after English poet Sir Philip Sidney and is the county seat of Shelby County. As well, many of the city’s elementary schools are also named after famous writers, such as Emerson, Longfellow and Whittier. Sidney was the recipient of the 1964 All-America City Award. In 2009, it was the subject of the documentary film 45365.

Van Wert, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,946
Percent Republican: 76.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $13.3
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Van Wert: PhotosData

Van Wert is a city in and the county seat of Van Wert County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northwestern Ohio. The population was 10,846 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the Van Wert Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Lima-Van Wert-Wapakoneta, Ohio Combined Statistical Area. Van Wert is named for Isaac Van Wart, one of the captors of Major John Andr in the American Revolutionary War. A center of peony cultivation, Van Wert has hosted the annual Van Wert Peony Festival on and off since 1902. Van Wert is home to the first county library in the United States, the Brumback Library. It also has a thriving community art center the Wassenburg Art Center and the award-winning Van Wert Civic Theatre. The home office of Central Insurance Companies is located in Van Wert.

Hillsboro, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,528
Percent Republican: 75.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.85
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Hillsboro: PhotosData

Hillsboro is a city in and the county seat of Highland County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,605 at the 2010 census.

Eaton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,219
Percent Republican: 74.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.96
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Eaton: PhotosData

Eaton is a city in and the county seat of Preble County, Ohio, United States. The population was 8,407 at the 2010 census. Eaton’s sister city is Rdental bei Coburg.

Wilmington, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,396
Percent Republican: 73.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.82
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Wilmington: PhotosData

Wilmington is a city in and the county seat of Clinton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 12,520 at the 2010 census. At city entrances from state routes, county roads, and U.S. highways, the city slogan of “We Honor Our Champions” is seen, accompanied by signs that highlight various athletic accomplishments from Wilmington individuals and teams. The city is served by the Wilmington Public Library, and also features a weather forecast office of the National Weather Service, which serves all of Southwestern Ohio and portions of Kentucky and Indiana.

Bellefontaine, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,418
Percent Republican: 73.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $15.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Bellefontaine: PhotosData

Bellefontaine is a city in and the county seat of Logan County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,370 at the 2010 Census. It is the principal city of the Bellefontaine, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Logan County. The highest point in Ohio, Campbell Hill, is within the city limits.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Ohio

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

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

  1. Strongsville
  2. Independence
  3. Shaker Heights

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Ohio

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Celina, OH 10,300 80.2%
2 Wapakoneta, OH 9,756 78.4%
3 St. Marys, OH 8,143 78.4%
4 Greenville, OH 12,892 78.2%
5 Sidney, OH 20,777 78.0%
6 Van Wert, OH 10,946 76.0%
7 Hillsboro, OH 6,528 75.4%
8 Eaton, OH 8,219 74.7%
9 Wilmington, OH 12,396 73.7%
10 Bellefontaine, OH 13,418 73.5%
11 Wellston, OH 5,560 72.2%
12 Jackson, OH 6,293 72.2%
13 Washington Court House, OH 14,136 71.2%
14 Ashland, OH 20,348 70.7%
15 Ada, OH 5,902 70.6%
16 Kenton, OH 8,265 70.6%
17 Bucyrus, OH 11,950 70.4%
18 Galion, OH 10,169 70.4%
19 Upper Sandusky, OH 6,828 70.2%
20 Tipp City, OH 9,857 69.8%
21 Troy, OH 25,694 69.8%
22 Piqua, OH 20,793 69.8%
23 Ironton, OH 11,030 69.8%
24 Urbana, OH 11,519 69.2%
25 Bryan, OH 8,415 69.0%
26 Coshocton, OH 11,062 68.9%
27 Cambridge, OH 10,491 68.8%
28 Circleville, OH 13,780 68.5%
29 Salem, OH 11,939 68.1%
30 East Liverpool, OH 10,817 68.1%
31 Belpre, OH 6,409 68.1%
32 Marietta, OH 13,795 68.1%
33 Columbiana, OH 6,363 68.1%
34 New Lexington, OH 5,049 67.7%
35 Milford, OH 6,829 67.5%
36 Amelia, OH 5,172 67.5%
37 St. Clairsville, OH 5,092 67.4%
38 Martins Ferry, OH 6,747 67.4%
39 London, OH 10,087 66.8%
40 Findlay, OH 41,237 66.7%
41 Portsmouth, OH 20,343 66.3%
42 Napoleon, OH 8,646 66.2%
43 Mount Vernon, OH 16,681 66.1%
44 Lexington, OH 5,350 66.0%
45 Ontario, OH 6,105 66.0%
46 Shelby, OH 8,878 66.0%
47 Mansfield, OH 46,720 66.0%
48 Delphos, OH 7,123 65.9%
49 Lima, OH 37,592 65.9%
50 Logan, OH 7,030 65.7%
51 Franklin, OH 11,768 65.6%
52 Springboro, OH 18,084 65.6%
53 Mason, OH 32,317 65.6%
54 Lebanon, OH 20,500 65.6%
55 Carlisle, OH 5,199 65.6%
56 Marysville, OH 22,924 65.3%
57 Toronto, OH 5,131 65.2%
58 Steubenville, OH 18,194 65.2%
59 Willard, OH 6,060 64.9%
60 Norwalk, OH 16,790 64.9%
61 Dover, OH 12,826 64.7%
62 New Philadelphia, OH 17,408 64.7%
63 Uhrichsville, OH 5,385 64.7%
64 Zanesville, OH 25,378 64.6%
65 Rittman, OH 6,596 64.3%
66 Wooster, OH 26,723 64.3%
67 Orrville, OH 8,353 64.3%
68 Wauseon, OH 7,075 64.2%
69 Marion, OH 36,399 64.1%
70 Defiance, OH 16,848 63.7%
71 Granville, OH 5,721 61.3%
72 Heath, OH 10,542 61.3%
73 Tiffin, OH 17,638 61.3%
74 Fostoria, OH 13,211 61.3%
75 Pataskala, OH 15,312 61.3%
76 Newark, OH 48,640 61.3%
77 Trenton, OH 12,601 61.1%
78 Monroe, OH 13,946 61.1%
79 Fairfield, OH 42,589 61.1%
80 Oxford, OH 22,624 61.1%
81 Hamilton, OH 62,216 61.1%
82 Middletown, OH 48,350 61.1%
83 Chillicothe, OH 21,598 61.0%
84 Pickerington, OH 19,634 60.2%
85 Lancaster, OH 39,732 60.2%
86 Chardon, OH 5,166 59.7%
87 Wadsworth, OH 22,843 59.5%
88 Brunswick, OH 34,658 59.5%
89 Medina, OH 26,348 59.5%
90 Fairborn, OH 33,344 58.5%
91 Bellbrook, OH 7,103 58.5%
92 Beavercreek, OH 46,255 58.5%
93 Xenia, OH 26,193 58.5%
94 Bellevue, OH 8,004 57.7%
95 Clyde, OH 6,252 57.7%
96 Fremont, OH 16,265 57.7%
97 New Carlisle, OH 5,626 56.9%
98 Springfield, OH 59,436 56.9%
99 Ashtabula, OH 18,385 56.6%
100 Conneaut, OH 12,708 56.6%

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