These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Virginia


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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 Virginia would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Old Dominion?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Virginia 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. Bluefield
  2. Richlands (Photos)
  3. Poquoson (Photos)
  4. Big Stone Gap (Photos)
  5. Abingdon (Photos)
  6. Bridgewater (Photos)
  7. Colonial Heights (Photos)
  8. Ashland (Photos)
  9. Wytheville (Photos)
  10. Marion (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Petersburg is the most liberal city in Virginia 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 Virginia.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Virginia

We started by making a list of every place in Virginia over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 62 places in Virginia.

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 62, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Virginia.’

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

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1. Bluefield


Population: 5,350
Percent Conservative: 78.07%

2. Richlands

Richlands, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,630
Percent Conservative: 78.07%

3. Poquoson

Poquoson, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,077
Percent Conservative: 74.75%

4. Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,508
Percent Conservative: 73.75%

5. Abingdon

Abingdon, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,143
Percent Conservative: 70.78%

6. Bridgewater

Bridgewater, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,844
Percent Conservative: 69.37%

7. Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,515
Percent Conservative: 68.89%

8. Ashland

Ashland, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,298
Percent Conservative: 67.63%

9. Wytheville

Wytheville, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,154
Percent Conservative: 67.36%

10. Marion

Marion, Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,919
Percent Conservative: 65.58%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Petersburg
  2. Richmond
  3. Charlottesville

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Virginia

City Rank Population % Conservative
Bluefield 1 5,350 78.07%
Richlands 2 5,630 78.07%
Poquoson 3 12,077 74.75%
Big Stone Gap 4 5,508 73.75%
Abingdon 5 8,143 70.78%
Bridgewater 6 5,844 69.37%
Colonial Heights 7 17,515 68.89%
Ashland 8 7,298 67.63%
Wytheville 9 8,154 67.36%
Marion 10 5,919 65.58%
Woodstock 11 5,181 64.72%
Strasburg 12 6,506 64.72%
Bristol 13 17,524 64.71%
Buena Vista 14 6,666 61.92%
Vinton 15 8,162 61.75%
Pulaski 16 8,958 60.76%
Salem 17 25,165 59.26%
Warrenton 18 9,843 59.16%
Front Royal 19 14,846 59.1%
Galax 20 6,876 58.5%
Culpeper 21 17,167 57.3%
Smithfield 22 8,233 56.67%
Waynesboro 23 21,150 54.49%
Lynchburg 24 78,158 54.34%
South Boston 25 8,037 52.09%
Virginia Beach 26 448,290 50.49%
Chesapeake 27 230,601 48.81%
Blacksburg 28 43,530 48.78%
Christiansburg 29 21,623 48.78%
Winchester 30 27,168 48.04%
Leesburg 31 47,872 47.04%
Purcellville 32 8,658 47.04%
Staunton 33 24,193 47.03%
Radford 34 17,057 46.68%
Farmville 35 8,355 42.78%
Lexington 36 7,071 42.65%
Manassas 37 40,743 42.52%
Harrisonburg 38 51,388 42.1%
Suffolk 39 86,184 41.86%
Covington 40 5,736 41.85%
Hopewell 41 22,279 41.4%
Dumfries 42 5,158 41.32%
Fairfax 43 23,402 41.06%
Herndon 44 24,384 39.07%
Vienna 45 16,341 39.07%
Danville 46 42,450 38.42%
Roanoke 47 98,736 37.33%
Martinsville 48 13,624 36.79%
Manassas Park 49 15,625 36.49%
Fredericksburg 50 27,395 35.5%
Williamsburg 51 14,754 34.62%
Franklin 52 8,457 34.31%
Newport News 53 181,323 34.28%
Emporia 54 5,672 32.86%
Falls Church 55 13,308 29.51%
Hampton 56 137,081 28.03%
Portsmouth 57 96,135 28.0%
Alexandria 58 149,315 27.58%
Norfolk 59 245,452 26.59%
Charlottesville 60 45,084 22.22%
Richmond 61 213,735 20.55%
Petersburg 62 32,123 9.6%

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