These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Rhode Island


We used science and data to determine which cities in Rhode Island are probably voting for Hilary.

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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 Rhode Island would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 2,000 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. Warwick (Photos)
  2. Newport (Photos)
  3. Central Falls (Photos)
  4. Woonsocket (Photos)
  5. East Providence (Photos)
  6. Pawtucket (Photos)
  7. Cranston (Photos)
  8. Providence (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Providence 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Rhode Island

We started by making a list of every place in Rhode Island over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 8 places in Rhode Island.

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 8, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Rhode Island.’

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

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1. Warwick

Warwick, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 81,855
Percent Conservative: 40.0%

2. Newport

Newport, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,459
Percent Conservative: 38.53%

3. Central Falls

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,378
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

4. Woonsocket

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,213
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

5. East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,266
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

6. Pawtucket

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 71,395
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

7. Cranston

Cranston, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 80,761
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

8. Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 178,680
Percent Conservative: 31.61%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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 most conservative cities in Rhode Island:

  1. Providence
  2. Cranston
  3. Pawtucket

For more Rhode Island reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Rhode Island

City Rank Population % Conservative
Warwick 1 81,855 40.0%
Newport 2 24,459 38.53%
Central Falls 3 19,378 31.61%
Woonsocket 4 41,213 31.61%
East Providence 5 47,266 31.61%
Pawtucket 6 71,395 31.61%
Cranston 7 80,761 31.61%
Providence 8 178,680 31.61%

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