These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Tennessee


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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 Tennessee would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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

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

  1. Sevierville (Photos)
  2. Pigeon Forge (Photos)
  3. Cleveland (Photos)
  4. Lenoir City (Photos)
  5. Loudon (Photos)
  6. Elizabethton (Photos)
  7. Savannah (Photos)
  8. Jefferson City
  9. Fayetteville (Photos)
  10. Crossville (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Memphis is the most liberal city in Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Tennessee

We started by making a list of every place in Tennessee over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 95 places in Tennessee.

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 95, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Tennessee.’

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

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1. Sevierville

Sevierville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,903
Percent Conservative: 76.73%

2. Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,039
Percent Conservative: 76.73%

3. Cleveland

Cleveland, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,895
Percent Conservative: 76.25%

4. Lenoir City

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,943
Percent Conservative: 75.69%

5. Loudon

Loudon, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,653
Percent Conservative: 75.69%

6. Elizabethton

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,058
Percent Conservative: 75.2%

7. Savannah

Savannah, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,032
Percent Conservative: 75.14%

8. Jefferson City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 8,396
Percent Conservative: 74.25%

9. Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,060
Percent Conservative: 73.89%

10. Crossville

Crossville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,245
Percent Conservative: 73.88%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Tennessee:

  1. Memphis
  2. Bartlett
  3. Lakeland

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Tennessee

City Rank Population % Conservative
Sevierville 1 15,903 76.73%
Pigeon Forge 2 6,039 76.73%
Cleveland 3 42,895 76.25%
Lenoir City 4 8,943 75.69%
Loudon 5 5,653 75.69%
Elizabethton 6 14,058 75.2%
Savannah 7 7,032 75.14%
Jefferson City 8 8,396 74.25%
Fayetteville 9 7,060 73.89%
Crossville 10 11,245 73.88%
Newport 11 6,874 73.85%
Lexington 12 7,802 73.8%
Dayton 13 7,355 73.67%
Henderson 14 6,474 73.07%
Bristol 15 26,674 72.74%
Kingsport 16 52,898 72.74%
Athens 17 13,634 72.71%
Church Hill 18 6,725 72.65%
Mount Carmel 19 5,441 72.65%
Nolensville 20 6,361 72.59%
Brentwood 21 39,974 72.59%
Fairview 22 8,121 72.59%
Spring Hill 23 32,831 72.59%
Franklin 24 68,549 72.59%
Morristown 25 29,247 72.49%
Greeneville 26 15,031 72.19%
Alcoa 27 8,737 71.99%
Maryville 28 27,993 71.99%
Dyersburg 29 16,932 71.89%
Sweetwater 30 5,872 71.8%
Union City 31 10,722 71.68%
La Follette 32 7,218 71.1%
Erwin 33 6,028 71.01%
Lawrenceburg 34 10,487 70.77%
White House 35 10,810 70.38%
Hendersonville 36 54,168 70.38%
Gallatin 37 32,518 70.38%
Portland 38 11,963 70.38%
Millersville 39 6,579 70.38%
Lebanon 40 28,638 70.12%
Mount Juliet 41 28,395 70.12%
Harriman 42 6,267 69.82%
Rockwood 43 5,466 69.82%
Kingston 44 5,865 69.82%
Martin 45 11,199 69.75%
Shelbyville 46 20,779 69.46%
Covington 47 9,036 69.23%
Atoka 48 8,845 69.23%
Munford 49 6,044 69.23%
Dunlap 50 5,022 68.86%
Johnson City 51 64,978 68.31%
Jonesborough 52 5,189 68.31%
Sparta 53 5,074 67.8%
Cookeville 54 31,831 67.66%
Manchester 55 10,298 67.62%
Tullahoma 56 19,022 67.62%
Greenbrier 57 6,611 67.11%
Springfield 58 16,639 67.11%
Mckenzie 59 5,551 66.58%
Humboldt 60 8,325 65.51%
Milan 61 7,817 65.51%
Oakland 62 7,106 64.83%
Paris 63 10,166 64.31%
Pulaski 64 7,648 64.03%
Oak Ridge 65 29,310 63.95%
Clinton 66 9,918 63.95%
Winchester 67 8,502 63.66%
Lewisburg 68 11,321 63.61%
Farragut 69 21,374 63.6%
Knoxville 70 183,066 63.6%
Dickson 71 14,951 63.34%
Columbia 72 35,627 62.74%
Smyrna 73 43,580 61.56%
Murfreesboro 74 117,983 61.56%
La Vergne 75 34,081 61.56%
Mcminnville 76 13,651 61.54%
Collegedale 77 9,918 56.62%
East Ridge 78 21,275 56.62%
Soddy-Daisy 79 13,158 56.62%
Chattanooga 80 174,483 56.62%
Signal Mountain 81 8,456 56.62%
Red Bank 82 11,793 56.62%
Clarksville 83 143,618 54.41%
Jackson 84 67,161 54.03%
Ripley 85 8,291 53.13%
Bolivar 86 5,219 46.6%
Goodlettsville 87 16,672 39.87%
Brownsville 88 10,016 39.11%
Arlington 89 11,635 36.55%
Collierville 90 47,434 36.55%
Germantown 91 39,262 36.55%
Millington 92 11,113 36.55%
Lakeland 93 12,556 36.55%
Bartlett 94 58,107 36.55%
Memphis 95 657,167 36.55%

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