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 Rhode Island would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Ocean State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Rhode Island 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, Cranston is the most liberal city in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Rhode Island and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Rhode Island for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Rhode Island over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 15 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 15 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Warwick, is “The Most Conservative City in Rhode Island For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Rhode Island For 2019
Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. It is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,787 at the 2010 census.
Kingston is a village and a census-designated place in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States, and the site of the main campus of the University of Rhode Island. Much of the village center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Kingston Village Historic District.
Tiverton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 15,780 at the 2010 census.
Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The City of Newport is located approximately 37 miles southeast of Providence, 21 miles south of Fall River, and 74 miles south of Boston. It is known as a New England summer resort and is famous for its mansions. It is also the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport, which houses the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. It was a major 18th-century port city and also contains a high number of surviving buildings from the colonial era of the United States.
Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 19,376 at the 2010 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles, it is the smallest and most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the 27th most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. It is also one of only four incorporated places in New England that have a higher population density than the city of Boston. The city takes its name from a waterfall on the Blackstone River.
Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 41,186 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Woonsocket lies directly south of the Massachusetts state line and constitutes part of both the Providence metropolitan area and the larger Greater Boston Combined Statistical Area.
Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Rhode Island
Well there you have it, the places in Rhode Island that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Warwick ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Rhode Island:
- Cumberland Hill
For more Rhode Island reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Rhode Island
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Rhode Island
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Rhode Island
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Rhode Island
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Rhode Island
- 10 Safest Places In Rhode Island
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Rhode Island
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Rhode Island
|6||Central Falls, RI||36.6%|
|9||Valley Falls, RI||36.6%|
|11||East Providence, RI||36.6%|
|14||Cumberland Hill, RI||36.6%|