These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Washington For 2019


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

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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 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.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Washington for 2019:

  1. Othello (Photos)
  2. Ephrata (Photos)
  3. Moses Lake (Photos)
  4. Quincy (Photos)
  5. Centralia (Photos)
  6. Chehalis (Photos)
  7. East Wenatchee (Photos)
  8. Clarkston (Photos)
  9. West Richland (Photos)
  10. Richland (Photos)

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:

  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 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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,797
Percent Republican: 64.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.26
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Othello: PhotosData

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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,956
Percent Republican: 63.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.45
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Ephrata: PhotosData

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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 22,038
Percent Republican: 63.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $23.1
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Moses Lake: PhotosData

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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,333
Percent Republican: 63.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.88
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Quincy: PhotosData

Quincy is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,750 at the 2010 census.

Centralia, WA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,771
Percent Republican: 62.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.9
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Centralia: PhotosData

Centralia is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 16,336 at the 2010 census.

Chehalis, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,337
Percent Republican: 62.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.98
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Chehalis: PhotosData

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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,624
Percent Republican: 60.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.31
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on East Wenatchee: PhotosData

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, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,344
Percent Republican: 57.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.76
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Clarkston: PhotosData

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, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,797
Percent Republican: 56.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $24.74
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on West Richland: PhotosData

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, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 53,991
Percent Republican: 56.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $12.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Richland: PhotosData

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:

  1. Sammamish
  2. Duvall
  3. Burien

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Washington

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Othello, WA 7,797 64.5%
2 Ephrata, WA 7,956 63.3%
3 Moses Lake, WA 22,038 63.3%
4 Quincy, WA 7,333 63.3%
5 Centralia, WA 16,771 62.5%
6 Chehalis, WA 7,337 62.5%
7 East Wenatchee, WA 13,624 60.4%
8 Clarkston, WA 7,344 57.6%
9 West Richland, WA 13,797 56.5%
10 Richland, WA 53,991 56.5%
11 Prosser, WA 5,967 56.5%
12 Kennewick, WA 78,858 56.5%
13 Pasco, WA 70,607 53.7%
14 Connell, WA 5,447 53.7%
15 Wenatchee, WA 33,544 52.6%
16 Selah, WA 7,652 52.3%
17 Grandview, WA 11,112 52.3%
18 Yakima, WA 93,182 52.3%
19 Wapato, WA 5,049 52.3%
20 Toppenish, WA 8,923 52.3%
21 Sunnyside, WA 16,248 52.3%
22 Union Gap, WA 6,152 52.3%
23 Walla Walla, WA 32,585 52.0%
24 College Place, WA 9,041 52.0%
25 Ellensburg, WA 19,307 51.5%
26 Kelso, WA 11,864 51.3%
27 Woodland, WA 5,765 51.3%
28 Longview, WA 36,740 51.3%
29 Cheney, WA 11,735 48.1%
30 Liberty Lake, WA 8,905 48.1%
31 Airway Heights, WA 8,017 48.1%
32 Spokane Valley, WA 94,424 48.1%
33 Spokane, WA 212,982 48.1%
34 Ocean Shores, WA 5,714 48.0%
35 Hoquiam, WA 8,416 48.0%
36 Aberdeen, WA 16,281 48.0%
37 Shelton, WA 9,882 47.2%
38 Sequim, WA 6,819 46.4%
39 Port Angeles, WA 19,419 46.4%
40 Washougal, WA 15,241 44.3%
41 Battle Ground, WA 19,439 44.3%
42 Camas, WA 22,086 44.3%
43 Ridgefield, WA 6,637 44.3%
44 Vancouver, WA 171,393 44.3%
45 Burlington, WA 8,590 42.6%
46 Mount Vernon, WA 33,787 42.6%
47 Anacortes, WA 16,425 42.6%
48 Oak Harbor, WA 22,527 41.7%
49 Pullman, WA 32,382 41.1%
50 Gig Harbor, WA 8,651 40.8%
51 Edgewood, WA 10,165 40.8%
52 Orting, WA 7,460 40.8%
53 Fircrest, WA 6,666 40.8%
54 Bonney Lake, WA 19,560 40.8%
55 Puyallup, WA 39,637 40.8%
56 Fife, WA 9,805 40.8%
57 Dupont, WA 9,303 40.8%
58 Milton, WA 7,481 40.8%
59 Steilacoom, WA 6,199 40.8%
60 Sumner, WA 9,789 40.8%
61 University Place, WA 32,528 40.8%
62 Lakewood, WA 59,102 40.8%
63 Tacoma, WA 207,280 40.8%
64 Bainbridge Island, WA 23,689 38.1%
65 Poulsbo, WA 10,005 38.1%
66 Port Orchard, WA 13,476 38.1%
67 Bremerton, WA 39,584 38.1%
68 Mountlake Terrace, WA 20,922 36.2%
69 Edmonds, WA 41,309 36.2%
70 Stanwood, WA 6,825 36.2%
71 Marysville, WA 66,178 36.2%
72 Lacey, WA 46,655 36.2%
73 Yelm, WA 8,425 36.2%
74 Mill Creek, WA 19,706 36.2%
75 Snohomish, WA 9,713 36.2%
76 Mukilteo, WA 21,101 36.2%
77 Olympia, WA 49,928 36.2%
78 Monroe, WA 18,149 36.2%
79 Brier, WA 6,697 36.2%
80 Lynnwood, WA 37,242 36.2%
81 Lake Stevens, WA 31,022 36.2%
82 Tumwater, WA 22,005 36.2%
83 Everett, WA 107,560 36.2%
84 Arlington, WA 18,884 36.2%
85 Blaine, WA 5,075 35.8%
86 Ferndale, WA 13,171 35.8%
87 Lynden, WA 13,452 35.8%
88 Bellingham, WA 85,388 35.8%
89 Port Townsend, WA 9,315 28.9%
90 Bothell, WA 44,082 21.0%
91 Lake Forest Park, WA 13,247 21.0%
92 Seatac, WA 28,597 21.0%
93 Kirkland, WA 86,772 21.0%
94 Newcastle, WA 11,346 21.0%
95 Redmond, WA 60,712 21.0%
96 Bellevue, WA 139,014 21.0%
97 Issaquah, WA 35,629 21.0%
98 Maple Valley, WA 25,375 21.0%
99 Snoqualmie, WA 12,944 21.0%
100 Woodinville, WA 11,675 21.0%