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 Texas would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Lone Star State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Texas 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, Rio Grande City is the most liberal city in Texas 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 Texas.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Texas and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Texas for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Texas over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 349 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 349 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Pampa, is “The Most Conservative City in Texas For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Texas For 2019
Pampa is a city in Gray County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,994 as of the 2010 census. Pampa is the county seat of Gray County and is the principal city of the Pampa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes both Gray and Roberts counties.
Bowie is a town in Montague County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,218 at the 2010 census.
Breckenridge is a city in Stephens County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,780 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Stephens County. The mayor is Jim McKay.
Childress is a city in Childress County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,905 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Childress County.
Borger is the largest city in Hutchinson County, Texas, United States. The population was 13,251 at the 2010 census. Borger is named for businessman Asa Philip “Ace” Borger, who also established the Hutchinson County seat of Stinnett and several other small towns in Texas and Oklahoma.
Percent Republican: 86.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.92
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Silsbee: Data
Percent Republican: 86.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $21.47
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Lumberton: Data
Brownwood is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, Texas, United States. The population was 19,288 at the 2010 census.
Graham is a city in north central Texas. It is the county seat of Young County, and as of the 2010 Census had a population of 8,903.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Texas
Well there you have it, the places in Texas that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Pampa ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Texas:
- Rio Grande City
- Crystal City
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