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:
- Sevierville (Photos)
- Pigeon Forge (Photos)
- Cleveland (Photos)
- Lenoir City (Photos)
- Loudon (Photos)
- Elizabethton (Photos)
- Savannah (Photos)
- Jefferson City
- Fayetteville (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 15,903Percent Conservative: 76.73%
2. Pigeon Forge
Population: 6,039Percent Conservative: 76.73%
Population: 42,895Percent Conservative: 76.25%
4. Lenoir City
Population: 8,943Percent Conservative: 75.69%
Population: 5,653Percent Conservative: 75.69%
Population: 14,058Percent Conservative: 75.2%
Population: 7,032Percent Conservative: 75.14%
8. Jefferson City
Population: 8,396 Percent Conservative: 74.25%
Population: 7,060Percent Conservative: 73.89%
Population: 11,245Percent 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:
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Tennessee