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 South Carolina would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Palmetto State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in South Carolina 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:
- Clemson (Photos)
- Seneca (Photos)
- Cayce (Photos)
- West Columbia (Photos)
- Lexington (Photos)
- Anderson (Photos)
- North Myrtle Beach (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Orangeburg is the most liberal city in South Carolina 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 South Carolina.
How we determined the most Conservative cities in South Carolina
We started by making a list of every place in South Carolina over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 61 places in South Carolina.
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 61, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in South Carolina.’
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
Population: 5,160 Percent Conservative: 73.49%
Population: 14,664Percent Conservative: 73.49%
Population: 20,374 Percent Conservative: 73.49%
Population: 8,184Percent Conservative: 70.47%
Population: 13,554Percent Conservative: 68.07%
Population: 5,251 Percent Conservative: 68.07%
7. West Columbia
Population: 15,757Percent Conservative: 68.07%
Population: 19,447Percent Conservative: 68.07%
Population: 26,978Percent Conservative: 67.45%
10. North Myrtle Beach
Population: 14,824Percent Conservative: 64.17%
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds
Well there you have it, the places in South Carolina that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Central ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in South Carolina:
- Forest Acres
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In South Carolina
|North Myrtle Beach||10|
|Hilton Head Island||29|