These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Pennsylvania For 2019


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

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

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

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

  1. Punxsutawney (Photos)
  2. Greenville (Photos)
  3. Sugarcreek (Photos)
  4. Huntingdon (Photos)
  5. DuBois (Photos)
  6. Prospect Park (Photos)
  7. Clarion (Photos)
  8. Selinsgrove (Photos)
  9. Bradford (Photos)
  10. Hollidaysburg (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Philadelphia is the most liberal city in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Pennsylvania for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Pennsylvania over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 167 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 167 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Punxsutawney, is “The Most Conservative City in Pennsylvania For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Pennsylvania For 2019

Punxsutawney, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,848
Percent Republican: 77.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.99
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Punxsutawney: PhotosData

Punxsutawney ; Lenape: Punkwsutnay) is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States, 84 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Greenville, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,717
Percent Republican: 75.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.63
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Greenville: PhotosData

Greenville is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located along the Shenango River, it is roughly 80 miles from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Greenville is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 570,000 people.

Sugarcreek, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,112
Percent Republican: 73.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.1
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Sugarcreek: PhotosData

Huntingdon, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,025
Percent Republican: 73.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.86
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Huntingdon: PhotosData

Huntingdon is a borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located along the Juniata River, approximately 32 miles east of Altoona and 98 miles west of Harrisburg. It is the largest population center near Raystown Lake, a winding, 28-mile-long flood-control reservoir managed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The borough is located on the main line of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, in an agricultural and outdoor recreational region with extensive forests and scattered deposits of ganister rock, coal, fire clay, and limestone. Historically, the region surrounding Huntingdon was dotted with iron furnaces and forges, consuming limestone, iron ore and wood throughout the 19th century. Dairy farms dominate the local agriculture. The town is a regular stop for the Amtrak passenger service which connects Harrisburg with Pittsburgh.

Dubois, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,556
Percent Republican: 72.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $16.54
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Dubois: PhotosData

DuBois DOO-boys is a city in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States, 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The population was 7,794 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city in the DuBois, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. DuBois is also one of two principal cities, the other being State College, that make up the larger State College-DuBois, PA Combined Statistical Area.

Prospect Park, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,492
Percent Republican: 71.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.65
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Prospect Park: PhotosData

Prospect Park is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,454 at the 2010 census, down from 6,594 at the 2000 census. It originated as a bedroom community of Philadelphia. It is located within 10 miles of Center City, Philadelphia, with convenient rail access.

Clarion, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,135
Percent Republican: 71.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $10.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Clarion: PhotosData

Selinsgrove, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,875
Percent Republican: 71.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.78
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Selinsgrove: PhotosData

Selinsgrove is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the largest borough in Snyder County. The population was 5,383 at the 2000 census.

Bradford, PA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,440
Percent Republican: 70.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $65.62
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Bradford: PhotosData

Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States, close to the border with New York State and approximately 78 miles south of Buffalo, New York. Bradford is the principal city in the Bradford, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Hollidaysburg, PA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,755
Percent Republican: 70.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $37.18
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Hollidaysburg: PhotosData

Hollidaysburg is a borough and the county seat of Blair County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located on the Juniata River, 5 miles south of Altoona and is part of the Altoona, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1900, 2,998 people lived in the borough, in 1910, 3,734 lived there, and in 1940, 5,910 residents were counted. The population was 5,791 at the 2010 census. Coal, iron ore, ganister, and limestone are found in the vicinity. In the past, the borough had foundries and machine shops, a silk mill, car works and classification yards.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Pennsylvania

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

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

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Sharon Hill
  3. Brookhaven

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Pennsylvania

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Punxsutawney, PA 5,848 77.5%
2 Greenville, PA 5,717 75.9%
3 Sugarcreek, PA 5,112 73.7%
4 Huntingdon, PA 7,025 73.0%
5 Dubois, PA 7,556 72.2%
6 Prospect Park, PA 6,492 71.9%
7 Clarion, PA 5,135 71.2%
8 Selinsgrove, PA 5,875 71.1%
9 Bradford, PA 8,440 70.7%
10 Hollidaysburg, PA 5,755 70.7%
11 Altoona, PA 44,749 70.7%
12 Waynesboro, PA 10,793 70.6%
13 Chambersburg, PA 20,640 70.6%
14 Columbia, PA 10,430 69.8%
15 Sayre, PA 5,525 69.8%
16 South Williamsport, PA 6,252 69.7%
17 Williamsport, PA 28,938 69.7%
18 Schuylkill Haven, PA 5,244 69.4%
19 Tamaqua, PA 6,841 69.4%
20 Pottsville, PA 13,827 69.4%
21 Shamokin, PA 7,165 68.9%
22 Milton, PA 6,926 68.9%
23 St. Marys, PA 12,603 68.9%
24 Mount Carmel, PA 5,724 68.9%
25 Sunbury, PA 9,643 68.9%
26 Morrisville, PA 8,630 68.4%
27 Oil City, PA 10,101 68.1%
28 Plum, PA 27,390 68.1%
29 Franklin, PA 6,269 68.1%
30 Warren, PA 9,333 67.7%
31 Johnstown, PA 19,967 66.5%
32 Titusville, PA 5,381 66.1%
33 Meadville, PA 13,105 66.1%
34 Butler, PA 13,292 65.7%
35 Gettysburg, PA 7,627 65.5%
36 Oxford, PA 5,327 65.5%
37 Berwick, PA 10,231 65.5%
38 Lebanon, PA 25,703 64.8%
39 Lock Haven, PA 9,540 64.6%
40 Palmerton, PA 5,313 64.6%
41 Lehighton, PA 5,332 64.6%
42 Uniontown, PA 9,975 63.9%
43 Connellsville, PA 7,454 63.9%
44 Monessen, PA 7,474 63.5%
45 Greensburg, PA 14,476 63.5%
46 Jeannette, PA 9,341 63.5%
47 Vandergrift, PA 5,037 63.5%
48 New Kensington, PA 12,679 63.5%
49 Lower Burrell, PA 11,413 63.5%
50 Bloomsburg, PA 14,500 63.2%
51 Ellwood City, PA 7,998 61.9%
52 New Castle, PA 22,434 61.9%
53 Red Lion, PA 6,324 61.8%
54 York, PA 44,058 61.8%
55 California, PA 6,513 60.0%
56 Canonsburg, PA 8,913 60.0%
57 Lewisburg, PA 5,753 60.0%
58 Washington, PA 13,624 60.0%
59 Sharon, PA 13,505 59.7%
60 Hermitage, PA 15,901 59.7%
61 Grove City, PA 8,123 59.7%
62 Pittston, PA 7,682 57.9%
63 Nanticoke, PA 10,296 57.9%
64 Kingston, PA 12,959 57.9%
65 Hazleton, PA 24,882 57.9%
66 New Brighton, PA 5,889 57.0%
67 Monaca, PA 5,614 57.0%
68 Aliquippa, PA 9,173 57.0%
69 Ambridge, PA 6,853 57.0%
70 Beaver Falls, PA 8,641 57.0%
71 Economy, PA 9,230 57.0%
72 Lititz, PA 9,269 56.3%
73 Millersville, PA 8,366 56.3%
74 Ephrata, PA 13,785 56.3%
75 Lancaster, PA 59,556 56.3%
76 New Holland, PA 5,445 56.3%
77 Carlisle, PA 19,113 55.9%
78 Mechanicsburg, PA 9,016 55.9%
79 Shippensburg, PA 5,558 55.9%
80 New Cumberland, PA 7,305 55.9%
81 Camp Hill, PA 7,906 55.9%
82 Shillington, PA 5,282 52.5%
83 Birdsboro, PA 5,156 52.5%
84 Wyomissing, PA 10,452 52.5%
85 Reading, PA 88,275 52.5%
86 Easton, PA 27,045 49.6%
87 Bangor, PA 5,217 49.6%
88 Nazareth, PA 5,706 49.6%
89 Wilson, PA 7,817 49.6%
90 Bethlehem, PA 75,240 49.6%
91 Erie, PA 98,970 48.0%
92 Edinboro, PA 6,206 48.0%
93 Corry, PA 6,451 48.0%
94 East Stroudsburg, PA 10,149 47.7%
95 Stroudsburg, PA 5,491 47.7%
96 Perkasie, PA 8,505 47.6%
97 Bristol, PA 9,645 47.6%
98 Moosic, PA 5,728 46.3%
99 Dickson City, PA 5,903 46.3%
100 Olyphant, PA 5,127 46.3%

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