These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Oregon For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Oregon 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 Oregon.

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

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

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

  1. Baker City (Photos)
  2. Prineville (Photos)
  3. Ontario (Photos)
  4. Klamath Falls (Photos)
  5. La Grande (Photos)
  6. Winston (Photos)
  7. Sutherlin (Photos)
  8. Roseburg (Photos)
  9. Umatilla (Photos)
  10. Pendleton (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Gresham is the most liberal city in Oregon 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 Oregon.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Oregon for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Oregon 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:

  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 76 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Baker City, is “The Most Conservative City in Oregon For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Oregon For 2019

Baker City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,741
Percent Republican: 70.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.19
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Baker City: PhotosData

Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. It was named after Edward D. Baker, the only U.S. Senator ever killed in military combat. The population was 9,828 at the 2010 census.

Prineville, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,515
Percent Republican: 69.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.82
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Prineville: PhotosData

Prineville is a city in and the county seat of Crook County, Oregon, United States. It was named for the first merchant located in the present location, Barney Prine. The population was 9,253 at the 2010 census.

Ontario, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,972
Percent Republican: 68.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.38
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Ontario: PhotosData

Ontario is the largest city in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It lies along the Snake River at the Idaho border. The population was 11,366 at the 2010 census. The city is the largest community in the region of far eastern Oregon, also known as the Western Treasure Valley.

Klamath Falls, OR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 21,113
Percent Republican: 67.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Klamath Falls: PhotosData

Klamath Falls is a city in and the county seat of Klamath County, Oregon, United States. The city was originally called Linkville when George Nurse founded the town in 1867. It was named after the Link River, on whose falls the city was sited. The name was changed to Klamath Falls in 1893. The population was 20,840 at the 2010 census. The city is on the southeastern shore of the Upper Klamath Lake and about 25 miles north of the California-Oregon border.

La Grande, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,999
Percent Republican: 65.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.26
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on La Grande: PhotosData

La Grande is a city in Union County, Oregon, United States. Originally named “Brownsville,” it was forced to change its name because that name was being used for a city in Linn County. Its name comes from an early French settler, Charles Dause, who often used the phrase “La Grande” to describe the area’s beauty. The population was 13,082 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Union County. La Grande lies east of the Blue Mountains and southeast of Pendleton.

Winston, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,365
Percent Republican: 64.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $16.66
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Winston: PhotosData

Sutherlin, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,887
Percent Republican: 64.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.84
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Sutherlin: PhotosData

Roseburg, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 22,013
Percent Republican: 64.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $34.79
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Roseburg: PhotosData

Roseburg is a city in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located in the Umpqua River Valley in southern Oregon and is the county seat and most populous city of Douglas County. Founded 166years ago, in 1851, the population was 21,181 at the 2010 census, making it the principal city of the Roseburg, Oregon Micropolitan Statistical Area. The community developed along both sides of the South Umpqua River and is traversed by Interstate 5. Traditionally a lumber industry town, Roseburg is the home of Roseburg Forest Products.

Umatilla, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,069
Percent Republican: 61.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.06
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Umatilla: PhotosData

Umatilla is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. It is named for the Umatilla River, which enters the Columbia River on the side of the city. The river is named after the Umatilla Tribe. The city is on the south side of the Columbia River along U.S. Route 730 and I-82.

Pendleton, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,709
Percent Republican: 61.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.56
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Pendleton: PhotosData

Pendleton is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. Developed along the Umatilla River, Pendleton was named in 1868 by the county commissioners for George H. Pendleton, Democratic candidate for vice-president in the 1864 presidential campaign. The population was 16,612 at the 2010 census, which includes approximately 1,600 inmates incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. The city is the county seat of Umatilla County.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Oregon

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

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

  1. Gresham
  2. Troutdale
  3. Fairview

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Oregon

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Baker City, OR 9,741 70.8%
2 Prineville, OR 9,515 69.9%
3 Ontario, OR 10,972 68.9%
4 Klamath Falls, OR 21,113 67.0%
5 La Grande, OR 12,999 65.0%
6 Winston, OR 5,365 64.6%
7 Sutherlin, OR 7,887 64.6%
8 Roseburg, OR 22,013 64.6%
9 Umatilla, OR 7,069 61.8%
10 Pendleton, OR 16,709 61.8%
11 Hermiston, OR 17,241 61.8%
12 Grants Pass, OR 36,687 60.4%
13 Madras, OR 6,552 58.0%
14 Brookings, OR 6,366 57.2%
15 Coos Bay, OR 16,070 57.1%
16 North Bend, OR 9,566 57.1%
17 Albany, OR 52,007 57.0%
18 Sweet Home, OR 9,289 57.0%
19 Lebanon, OR 16,336 57.0%
20 St. Helens, OR 13,254 49.7%
21 Scappoose, OR 6,975 49.7%
22 Talent, OR 6,349 49.3%
23 Eagle Point, OR 8,858 49.3%
24 Medford, OR 79,246 49.3%
25 Ashland, OR 20,733 49.3%
26 Central Point, OR 17,760 49.3%
27 The Dalles, OR 15,224 48.8%
28 Mcminnville, OR 33,211 47.7%
29 Sheridan, OR 6,049 47.7%
30 Newberg, OR 22,898 47.7%
31 Tillamook, OR 5,085 47.4%
32 Independence, OR 9,246 47.0%
33 Monmouth, OR 9,983 47.0%
34 Dallas, OR 15,413 47.0%
35 Redmond, OR 28,492 46.4%
36 Bend, OR 87,167 46.4%
37 Keizer, OR 37,910 46.3%
38 Woodburn, OR 25,067 46.3%
39 Silverton, OR 9,757 46.3%
40 Salem, OR 163,654 46.3%
41 Stayton, OR 7,927 46.3%
42 Astoria, OR 9,632 41.4%
43 Seaside, OR 6,542 41.4%
44 Warrenton, OR 5,335 41.4%
45 Lake Oswego, OR 38,212 41.3%
46 West Linn, OR 26,307 41.3%
47 Damascus, OR 10,909 41.3%
48 Wilsonville, OR 22,789 41.3%
49 Sandy, OR 10,581 41.3%
50 Gladstone, OR 11,936 41.3%
51 Oregon City, OR 35,483 41.3%
52 Milwaukie, OR 20,627 41.3%
53 Happy Valley, OR 18,477 41.3%
54 Canby, OR 17,337 41.3%
55 Molalla, OR 8,987 41.3%
56 Lincoln City, OR 8,541 39.7%
57 Newport, OR 10,274 39.7%
58 Eugene, OR 163,135 35.0%
59 Springfield, OR 60,823 35.0%
60 Cottage Grove, OR 9,930 35.0%
61 Florence, OR 8,678 35.0%
62 Creswell, OR 5,202 35.0%
63 Junction City, OR 5,819 35.0%
64 Tualatin, OR 27,135 30.9%
65 Beaverton, OR 95,710 30.9%
66 Sherwood, OR 19,107 30.9%
67 Hillsboro, OR 102,396 30.9%
68 Forest Grove, OR 23,554 30.9%
69 Cornelius, OR 12,423 30.9%
70 Tigard, OR 51,355 30.9%
71 Hood River, OR 7,526 30.0%
72 Corvallis, OR 56,224 27.6%
73 Portland, OR 630,331 17.0%
74 Fairview, OR 9,261 17.0%
75 Troutdale, OR 16,557 17.0%
76 Gresham, OR 110,336 17.0%