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 Oklahoma would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.
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 in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:
- Woodward (Photos)
- Elk City (Photos)
- Purcell (Photos)
- Yukon (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Tahlequah 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.
How we determined the most Conservative cities in Oklahoma
We started by making a list of every place in Oklahoma over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 76 places in Oklahoma.
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 76, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Oklahoma.’
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
Population: 11,978 Percent Conservative: 85.12%
Population: 12,591Percent Conservative: 83.99%
Population: 5,023Percent Conservative: 80.25%
4. Elk City
Population: 12,424Percent Conservative: 79.54%
Population: 8,712 Percent Conservative: 77.67%
Population: 6,292Percent Conservative: 77.67%
Population: 8,000 Percent Conservative: 77.67%
Population: 6,502 Percent Conservative: 77.17%
Population: 19,112 Percent Conservative: 77.17%
Population: 24,746Percent Conservative: 77.17%
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds
Well there you have it, the places in Oklahoma that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Guymon ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Oklahoma:
- Oklahoma City
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Oklahoma