These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Tennessee For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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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 Tennessee would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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 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.

If you’re wondering, Forest Hills 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.

And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Tennessee and the most conservative places in the country:

How we determined the most conservative cities in Tennessee for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Tennessee over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 94 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 94 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Newport, is “The Most Conservative City in Tennessee For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Tennessee For 2019

Newport, TN

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 6,780
Percent Republican: 80.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $18.7
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Newport: PhotosData

Newport is a city in and the county seat of Cocke County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,945 at the 2010 census, down from 7,242 at the 2000 census. The estimated population in 2014 was 6,880. It is located along the Pigeon River.

Savannah, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,977
Percent Republican: 80.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $26.42
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on Savannah: PhotosData

Savannah is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,917 at the 2000 census.

Church Hill, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,686
Percent Republican: 80.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.21
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Church Hill: PhotosData

Church Hill is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 5,916 at the 2000 census and 6,737 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kingsport-Bristol -Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the “Tri-Cities” region.

Elizabethton, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 13,796
Percent Republican: 80.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $31.81
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Elizabethton: PhotosData

Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Elizabethton is the historical site of the first independent American government located west of both the Eastern Continental Divide and the original Thirteen Colonies.

Mount Carmel, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,386
Percent Republican: 80.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $32.17
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Mount Carmel: PhotosData

Mount Carmel is a town located in Hawkins County, Tennessee. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 5,429, an increase of 634 since the 2000 census. It is part of the Kingsport-Bristol -Bristol Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the “Tri-Cities” region.

Lexington, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,731
Percent Republican: 79.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $15.97
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Lexington: PhotosData

Lexington is a city in Henderson County, Tennessee, United States. Lexington is midway between Memphis and Nashville, lying ten miles south of Interstate 40, which connects the two cities. The population was 7,473 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Henderson County.

Lawrenceburg, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 10,614
Percent Republican: 79.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $30.87
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Lawrenceburg: PhotosData

Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States, Lawrenceburg is the largest city on the state line between Chattanooga and Memphis. It sets on the banks of Shoal Creek. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city’s population was 10,428 in 2010, with an estimate of over 14,736 as of the end of 2016. Lawrenceburg is the county seat of Lawrence County. The city is named after War of 1812 American Navy officer James Lawrence.

La Follette, TN

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 6,983
Percent Republican: 78.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $16.86
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on La Follette: PhotosData

LaFollette is a city in Campbell County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 7,456 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population in 2014 of 7,131. It is the principal city of the LaFollette, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Campbell County, and is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. While the city’s official spelling is one word -after its founders, Harvey Marion LaFollette and his younger brother Grant LaFollette-several federal agencies spell the city’s name with two words.

Sevierville, TN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,387
Percent Republican: 78.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $49.13
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on Sevierville: PhotosData

Sevierville is a city in and the county seat of Sevier County, Tennessee, located in Eastern Tennessee. The population was 14,807 at the 2010 United States Census and 16,355 according to the 2014 census estimate.

Erwin, TN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,921
Percent Republican: 78.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $20.83
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Erwin: PhotosData

Erwin is a town in and the county seat of Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,097 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the “Tri-Cities” region.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Tennessee

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

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

  1. Forest Hills
  2. Goodlettsville
  3. Bartlett

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Tennessee

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Newport, TN 6,780 80.7%
2 Savannah, TN 6,977 80.5%
3 Church Hill, TN 6,686 80.1%
4 Elizabethton, TN 13,796 80.1%
5 Mount Carmel, TN 5,386 80.1%
6 Lexington, TN 7,731 79.7%
7 Lawrenceburg, TN 10,614 79.3%
8 La Follette, TN 6,983 78.8%
9 Sevierville, TN 16,387 78.8%
10 Erwin, TN 5,921 78.8%
11 Pigeon Forge, TN 6,147 78.8%
12 Greeneville, TN 14,895 78.7%
13 Dayton, TN 7,341 78.3%
14 Athens, TN 13,559 78.3%
15 Sweetwater, TN 5,842 78.2%
16 Henderson, TN 6,237 78.1%
17 Dunlap, TN 5,061 78.0%
18 Fayetteville, TN 6,976 77.9%
19 Union City, TN 10,479 77.8%
20 Jefferson City, TN 8,220 77.5%
21 Crossville, TN 11,284 77.4%
22 Cleveland, TN 43,496 77.0%
23 Morristown, TN 29,446 76.6%
24 Dyersburg, TN 16,666 76.3%
25 Kingsport, TN 52,698 75.4%
26 Bristol, TN 26,668 75.4%
27 Loudon, TN 5,697 75.3%
28 Lenoir City, TN 9,007 75.3%
29 Shelbyville, TN 21,028 74.8%
30 Mckenzie, TN 5,455 74.7%
31 Martin, TN 10,797 73.9%
32 Paris, TN 10,059 73.4%
33 Kingston, TN 5,812 73.3%
34 Harriman, TN 6,153 73.3%
35 Rockwood, TN 5,415 73.3%
36 Tullahoma, TN 19,037 72.2%
37 Manchester, TN 10,430 72.2%
38 Covington, TN 8,921 72.0%
39 Atoka, TN 8,994 72.0%
40 Munford, TN 6,009 72.0%
41 Maryville, TN 28,208 71.7%
42 Alcoa, TN 9,343 71.7%
43 Greenbrier, TN 6,720 71.6%
44 Springfield, TN 16,692 71.6%
45 Pulaski, TN 7,653 71.6%
46 Lewisburg, TN 11,457 71.4%
47 Dickson, TN 15,128 70.8%
48 Humboldt, TN 8,155 70.5%
49 Milan, TN 7,715 70.5%
50 Winchester, TN 8,467 70.3%
51 White House, TN 11,107 70.1%
52 Gallatin, TN 34,495 70.1%
53 Hendersonville, TN 55,635 70.1%
54 Mcminnville, TN 13,591 70.1%
55 Millersville, TN 6,760 70.1%
56 Portland, TN 12,258 70.1%
57 Cookeville, TN 32,536 69.8%
58 Mount Juliet, TN 31,397 69.5%
59 Lebanon, TN 30,212 69.5%
60 Johnson City, TN 65,598 68.8%
61 Jonesborough, TN 5,275 68.8%
62 Columbia, TN 36,635 67.3%
63 Oakland, TN 7,508 67.3%
64 Clinton, TN 9,961 64.3%
65 Oak Ridge, TN 29,009 64.3%
66 Franklin, TN 72,990 64.2%
67 Fairview, TN 8,442 64.2%
68 Brentwood, TN 41,524 64.2%
69 Spring Hill, TN 35,995 64.2%
70 Nolensville, TN 7,119 64.2%
71 Ripley, TN 8,148 60.4%
72 Murfreesboro, TN 126,188 60.0%
73 La Vergne, TN 34,905 60.0%
74 Smyrna, TN 46,885 60.0%
75 Farragut, TN 21,975 58.5%
76 Knoxville, TN 184,465 58.5%
77 Clarksville, TN 147,771 56.1%
78 Jackson, TN 66,977 56.0%
79 Collegedale, TN 10,902 55.3%
80 Signal Mountain, TN 8,507 55.3%
81 East Ridge, TN 21,193 55.3%
82 Chattanooga, TN 176,291 55.3%
83 Red Bank, TN 11,744 55.3%
84 Bolivar, TN 5,037 53.0%
85 Brownsville, TN 9,829 44.1%
86 Arlington, TN 11,678 34.5%
87 Collierville, TN 48,960 34.5%
88 Germantown, TN 39,230 34.5%
89 Lakeland, TN 12,623 34.5%
90 Memphis, TN 654,723 34.5%
91 Millington, TN 11,073 34.5%
92 Bartlett, TN 58,640 34.5%
93 Goodlettsville, TN 16,935 33.9%
94 Forest Hills, TN 5,002 33.9%

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