These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Oregon


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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 Oregon would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 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. Ontario (Photos)
  2. Baker City (Photos)
  3. Klamath Falls (Photos)
  4. Prineville (Photos)
  5. La Grande (Photos)
  6. Hermiston (Photos)
  7. Pendleton (Photos)
  8. Umatilla (Photos)
  9. Milton-Freewater (Photos)
  10. Winston (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Portland 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Oregon

We started by making a list of every place in Oregon over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 76 places in Oregon.

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 Oregon.’

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

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1. Ontario

Ontario, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,089
Percent Conservative: 68.81%

2. Baker City

Baker City, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,777
Percent Conservative: 67.5%

3. Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,261
Percent Conservative: 67.13%

4. Prineville

Prineville, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,266
Percent Conservative: 66.37%

5. La Grande

La Grande, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,088
Percent Conservative: 63.26%

6. Hermiston

Hermiston, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,121
Percent Conservative: 62.07%

7. Pendleton

Pendleton, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,882
Percent Conservative: 62.07%

8. Umatilla

Umatilla, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,999
Percent Conservative: 62.07%

9. Milton-Freewater

Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 7,089
Percent Conservative: 62.07%

10. Winston

Winston, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,363
Percent Conservative: 61.8%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Portland
  2. Gresham
  3. Fairview

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Oregon

City Rank Population % Conservative
Ontario 1 11,089 68.81%
Baker City 2 9,777 67.5%
Klamath Falls 3 21,261 67.13%
Prineville 4 9,266 66.37%
La Grande 5 13,088 63.26%
Hermiston 6 17,121 62.07%
Pendleton 7 16,882 62.07%
Umatilla 8 6,999 62.07%
Milton-Freewater 9 7,089 62.07%
Winston 10 5,363 61.8%
Roseburg 11 21,937 61.8%
Sutherlin 12 7,821 61.8%
Grants Pass 13 36,378 58.83%
Madras 14 6,487 56.78%
Brookings 15 6,376 56.5%
Lebanon 16 15,962 56.28%
Sweet Home 17 9,140 56.28%
Albany 18 51,511 56.28%
Redmond 19 27,450 51.85%
Bend 20 81,780 51.85%
Sheridan 21 6,048 51.38%
Newberg 22 22,566 51.38%
Mcminnville 23 33,185 51.38%
Coos Bay 24 16,062 51.15%
North Bend 25 9,583 51.15%
Monmouth 26 9,869 50.54%
Dallas 27 14,896 50.54%
Independence 28 8,772 50.54%
Medford 29 77,579 50.47%
Eagle Point 30 8,701 50.47%
Ashland 31 20,556 50.47%
Talent 32 6,244 50.47%
Central Point 33 17,604 50.47%
Woodburn 34 24,496 50.0%
Keizer 35 37,115 50.0%
Stayton 36 7,809 50.0%
Salem 37 160,008 50.0%
Silverton 38 9,436 50.0%
The Dalles 39 15,136 48.09%
Lake Oswego 40 37,628 46.79%
Milwaukie 41 20,566 46.79%
Oregon City 42 34,480 46.79%
West Linn 43 25,963 46.79%
Wilsonville 44 20,837 46.79%
Molalla 45 8,726 46.79%
Happy Valley 46 16,462 46.79%
Sandy 47 10,134 46.79%
Damascus 48 10,748 46.79%
Canby 49 16,951 46.79%
Gladstone 50 11,741 46.79%
Scappoose 51 6,839 45.12%
St. Helens 52 13,055 45.12%
Warrenton 53 5,143 40.68%
Astoria 54 9,537 40.68%
Seaside 55 6,483 40.68%
Cornelius 56 12,186 39.65%
Tualatin 57 26,806 39.65%
Hillsboro 58 97,751 39.65%
Sherwood 59 18,880 39.65%
Beaverton 60 93,919 39.65%
Forest Grove 61 22,823 39.65%
Tigard 62 50,276 39.65%
Newport 63 10,101 37.79%
Lincoln City 64 8,386 37.79%
Eugene 65 159,615 36.37%
Springfield 66 60,235 36.37%
Creswell 67 5,085 36.37%
Cottage Grove 68 9,819 36.37%
Florence 69 8,545 36.37%
Junction City 70 5,673 36.37%
Hood River 71 7,412 34.86%
Corvallis 72 54,981 33.46%
Troutdale 73 16,479 20.65%
Fairview 74 9,181 20.65%
Gresham 75 109,308 20.65%
Portland 76 612,206 20.65%

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