These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Rhode Island For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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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 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.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Rhode Island for 2019:

  1. Warwick (Photos)
  2. Westerly (Photos)
  3. Kingston (Photos)
  4. Tiverton (Photos)
  5. Newport (Photos)
  6. Central Falls (Photos)
  7. Woonsocket (Photos)
  8. Pawtucket (Photos)
  9. Valley Falls (Photos)
  10. Greenville (Photos)

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.

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 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

Warwick, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 81,218
Percent Republican: 46.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.51
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Warwick: PhotosData

Westerly, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,323
Percent Republican: 41.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $23.24
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Westerly: PhotosData

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, RI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,983
Percent Republican: 41.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.8
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Kingston: PhotosData

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, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,727
Percent Republican: 36.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.03
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Tiverton: PhotosData

Tiverton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 15,780 at the 2010 census.

Newport, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,745
Percent Republican: 36.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Newport: PhotosData

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, RI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 19,395
Percent Republican: 36.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.06
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Central Falls: PhotosData

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, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 41,508
Percent Republican: 36.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.01
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Woonsocket: PhotosData

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, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 71,770
Percent Republican: 36.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.11
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Pawtucket: PhotosData

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.

Valley Falls, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,056
Percent Republican: 36.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.33
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Valley Falls: PhotosData

Greenville, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,388
Percent Republican: 36.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.45
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Greenville: PhotosData

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:

  1. Cranston
  2. Cumberland Hill
  3. Pascoag

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Rhode Island

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Warwick, RI 81,218 46.7%
2 Westerly, RI 17,323 41.0%
3 Kingston, RI 6,983 41.0%
4 Tiverton, RI 7,727 36.7%
5 Newport, RI 24,745 36.7%
6 Central Falls, RI 19,395 36.6%
7 Woonsocket, RI 41,508 36.6%
8 Pawtucket, RI 71,770 36.6%
9 Valley Falls, RI 12,056 36.6%
10 Greenville, RI 8,388 36.6%
11 East Providence, RI 47,425 36.6%
12 Providence, RI 179,509 36.6%
13 Pascoag, RI 5,041 36.6%
14 Cumberland Hill, RI 8,062 36.6%
15 Cranston, RI 80,979 36.6%