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 Oklahoma would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Sooner State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Oklahoma 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.
If you’re wondering, The Village is the most liberal city in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Oklahoma and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Oklahoma for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Oklahoma over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 76 cities and towns.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 76 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Woodward, is “The Most Conservative City in Oklahoma For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Oklahoma For 2019
Woodward is a city in and the county seat of Woodward County, Oklahoma, United States. It is the largest city in a nine-county area. The population was 12,051 at the 2010 census.
Elk City is a city in Beckham County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 11,693 at the 2010 census, and the population was estimated at 12,717 in 2015. Elk City is located on Interstate 40 and Historic U.S. Route 66 in western Oklahoma, approximately 110 miles west of Oklahoma City and 150 miles east of Amarillo, Texas.
Idabel is a city in and county seat of McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 7,010 at the 2010 census. It is located in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, a tourist area known as Kiamichi Country.
Alva is a city in and the county seat of Woods County, Oklahoma, United States, along the Salt Fork Arkansas River. The population was 4,945 at the 2010 census. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is located in Alva.
Guymon is a city in and the county seat of Texas County, Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,442, an increase of 6.5 percent from 10,472 in 2000. The 2012 census estimate grew to 11,930. Cattle feedlots, corporate pork farms, and natural gas dominate its economy, with wind energy production and transmission recently diversifying landowners’ farms.
Pauls Valley is a city in and the county seat of Garvin County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,187 at the 2010 census, a decline of 1.1 percent from 6,256 at the 2000 census. It was settled by and named for Smith Paul, a North Carolina native who married a Chickasaw woman and became a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation before the Civil War. The town economy is largely based on agriculture and oil production.
Purcell is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,884.
Blanchard is a city in McClain and Grady counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,670 at the 2010 census, up from 2,816 at the 2000 census. Blanchard is part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the “Tri-City Area” with Newcastle and Tuttle.
Percent Republican: 78.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $111.26
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.3
More on Newcastle: Data
Newcastle is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Oklahoma
Well there you have it, the places in Oklahoma that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Woodward ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Oklahoma:
- The Village
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Oklahoma
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Oklahoma
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Oklahoma
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Oklahoma
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Oklahoma
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Oklahoma
- 10 Safest Places In Oklahoma
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Oklahoma