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 Washington would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Evergreen State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Washington 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, Sammamish is the most liberal city in Washington 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 Washington.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Washington and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Washington for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Washington over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 118 cities and towns.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 118 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Othello, is “The Most Conservative City in Washington For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Washington For 2019
Othello is a city in Adams County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,847 at the 2000 census and grew 25.9% over the next decade to 7,364 at the 2010 census. Othello refers to the city as being in the “Heart” of the Columbia Basin Project. It is located approximately 100 miles southwest of Spokane, 180 miles east of Seattle, and about 25 miles south of Interstate 90, at the intersection of SR 17 and SR 26.
Ephrata is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 7,664 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Grant County.
Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 20,366 as of the 2010 census. Moses Lake is the largest city in Grant County. The city anchors the Moses Lake Micropolitan area, which includes all of Grant County, and is part of the Moses Lake-Othello combined statistical area.
Quincy is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,750 at the 2010 census.
Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 16,336 at the 2010 census.
Chehalis sh-HAY-lis) is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 7,259 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Lewis County.
East Wenatchee is a city in Douglas County, Washington, United States, as well as a suburb of Wenatchee. The population at the 2010 census was 13,190, a 129.1% increase on the 2000 census. As of April 1, 2016, the Office of Financial Management estimates that the current population is 13,500.
Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. It is part of the Lewiston metropolitan area, and is located west of Lewiston, Idaho, across the Snake River.
West Richland is a 22-square-mile city in Benton County, Washington, United States. The population was 11,811 at the 2010 census. The city is generally included in the Tri-Cities along with Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco.
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 48,058. April 1, 2013, estimates from the Washington State Office of Financial Management put the city’s population at 51,150. Along with the nearby cities of Pasco and Kennewick, Richland is one of the Tri-Cities, Washington, and is home to the Hanford nuclear site.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Washington
Well there you have it, the places in Washington that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Othello ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Washington:
For more Washington reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Washington
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Washington
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Washington
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Washington
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Washington
- 10 Safest Places In Washington
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Washington