These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Wisconsin For 2019


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

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

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Badger State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin for 2019:

  1. Slinger (Photos)
  2. Hartford (Photos)
  3. West Bend (Photos)
  4. Berlin (Photos)
  5. Shawano (Photos)
  6. Marinette (Photos)
  7. Antigo (Photos)
  8. New London (Photos)
  9. Waupaca (Photos)
  10. Beaver Dam (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Madison is the most liberal city in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Wisconsin for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Wisconsin over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 134 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 134 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Slinger, is “The Most Conservative City in Wisconsin For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Wisconsin For 2019

Slinger, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,269
Percent Republican: 67.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $37.85
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Slinger: PhotosData

Slinger is a village in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,068 at the 2010 census.

Hartford, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,552
Percent Republican: 67.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $15.1
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Hartford: PhotosData

Hartford is a city in Washington and Dodge counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,223. All of this population resided in the Washington County portion of the city.

West Bend, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,656
Percent Republican: 67.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $10.31
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on West Bend: PhotosData

West Bend is the county seat of Washington County, Wisconsin, United States, in southeastern Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,078.

Berlin, WI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,423
Percent Republican: 66.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Berlin: PhotosData

Berlin is a city in Green Lake and Waushara counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 5,524 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,435 were in Green Lake County, and only 89 were in Waushara County. The city is located mostly within the Town of Berlin in Green Lake County, with a small portion extending into the Town of Aurora in Waushara County.

Shawano, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,052
Percent Republican: 64.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.32
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Shawano: PhotosData

Shawano is a city in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 9,305 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Shawano County.

Marinette, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,729
Percent Republican: 64.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Marinette: PhotosData

Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Menominee River, at its mouth at Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan; to the north is Stephenson Island, part of the city preserved as park. During the lumbering boom of the late 19th century, Marinette became the tenth-largest city in Wisconsin in 1900, with its peak population of 16,195.

Antigo, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,817
Percent Republican: 63.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.25
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Antigo: PhotosData

Antigo is a city in and the county seat of Langlade County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,234 at the 2010 census. Antigo is the center of a farming and lumbering district, and its manufactures consist principally of lumber, chairs, furniture, sashes, doors and blinds, hubs and spokes, and other wood products.

New London, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,001
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.08
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on New London: PhotosData

New London is a city in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Founded in 1851, the population was 7,295 at the 2010 census. Of this, 5,685 were in Waupaca County, and 1,640 were in Outagamie County. The city has a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Irish Fest, and week-long festivities, when the city’s name is changed to “New Dublin” for the week.

Waupaca, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,942
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $17.6
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Waupaca: PhotosData

Waupaca is a city in and the county seat of Waupaca County in the state of Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,069 at the 2010 census. The city is believed to be named after Sam Waupaca of the Potowatomi tribe.

Beaver Dam, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,346
Percent Republican: 61.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.94
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Beaver Dam: PhotosData

Beaver Dam is a city in Dodge County, Wisconsin, United States, along Beaver Dam Lake and the Beaver Dam River. The estimated population was 16,564 in 2016, making it the largest city primarily located in Dodge County. It is the principal city of the Beaver Dam Micropolitan Statistical area. The city is located within the Town of Beaver Dam.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Wisconsin

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

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

  1. Madison
  2. Stoughton
  3. Waunakee

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Wisconsin

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Slinger, WI 5,269 67.4%
2 Hartford, WI 14,552 67.4%
3 West Bend, WI 31,656 67.4%
4 Berlin, WI 5,423 66.0%
5 Shawano, WI 9,052 64.5%
6 Marinette, WI 10,729 64.5%
7 Antigo, WI 7,817 63.6%
8 New London, WI 7,001 62.1%
9 Waupaca, WI 5,942 62.1%
10 Beaver Dam, WI 16,346 61.8%
11 Waupun, WI 11,277 61.8%
12 Rice Lake, WI 8,302 60.1%
13 Pewaukee, WI 14,112 60.0%
14 Delafield, WI 7,298 60.0%
15 Menomonee Falls, WI 36,411 60.0%
16 Pewaukee, WI 8,214 60.0%
17 Brookfield, WI 37,943 60.0%
18 Elm Grove, WI 6,127 60.0%
19 Sussex, WI 10,763 60.0%
20 Oconomowoc, WI 16,450 60.0%
21 Waukesha, WI 72,173 60.0%
22 Mukwonago, WI 7,644 60.0%
23 New Berlin, WI 39,779 60.0%
24 Muskego, WI 24,731 60.0%
25 North Fond Du Lac, WI 5,069 59.9%
26 Ripon, WI 7,738 59.9%
27 Fond Du Lac, WI 42,910 59.9%
28 Sparta, WI 9,621 57.6%
29 Tomah, WI 9,347 57.6%
30 Merrill, WI 9,264 57.1%
31 Two Rivers, WI 11,305 57.0%
32 Manitowoc, WI 32,939 57.0%
33 Howard, WI 19,121 56.8%
34 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 17,905 56.8%
35 Marshfield, WI 18,326 56.8%
36 Chippewa Falls, WI 13,920 56.8%
37 Lake Hallie, WI 6,666 56.8%
38 Rhinelander, WI 7,501 56.3%
39 Elkhorn, WI 9,930 56.2%
40 Delavan, WI 8,383 56.2%
41 Lake Geneva, WI 7,766 56.2%
42 Whitewater, WI 14,762 56.2%
43 Kronenwetter, WI 7,534 56.1%
44 Rothschild, WI 5,292 56.1%
45 Wausau, WI 38,934 56.1%
46 Port Washington, WI 11,589 55.8%
47 Grafton, WI 11,576 55.8%
48 Mequon, WI 23,787 55.8%
49 Cedarburg, WI 11,499 55.8%
50 New Richmond, WI 8,761 55.2%
51 Hudson, WI 13,456 55.2%
52 Sheboygan, WI 48,560 54.4%
53 Sheboygan Falls, WI 7,850 54.4%
54 Plymouth, WI 8,477 54.4%
55 Jefferson, WI 7,975 54.3%
56 Watertown, WI 23,730 54.3%
57 Fort Atkinson, WI 12,429 54.3%
58 Lake Mills, WI 5,816 54.3%
59 Little Chute, WI 11,006 53.1%
60 Appleton, WI 73,832 53.1%
61 Kaukauna, WI 15,883 53.1%
62 Kimberly, WI 6,718 53.1%
63 River Falls, WI 15,256 52.7%
64 De Pere, WI 24,695 52.1%
65 Green Bay, WI 104,796 52.1%
66 Suamico, WI 12,222 52.1%
67 Bellevue, WI 15,373 52.1%
68 Ashwaubenon, WI 17,141 52.1%
69 Hobart, WI 8,178 52.1%
70 Allouez, WI 13,898 52.1%
71 Menomonie, WI 16,222 52.0%
72 Platteville, WI 12,194 50.7%
73 Oshkosh, WI 66,649 49.9%
74 Menasha, WI 17,945 49.9%
75 Neenah, WI 25,821 49.9%
76 Richland Center, WI 5,053 49.7%
77 Prairie Du Chien, WI 5,715 49.6%
78 Sturtevant, WI 6,977 49.5%
79 Burlington, WI 10,652 49.5%
80 Waterford, WI 5,392 49.5%
81 Mount Pleasant, WI 26,300 49.5%
82 Racine, WI 77,740 49.5%
83 Sturgeon Bay, WI 8,917 48.8%
84 Portage, WI 10,321 47.7%
85 Columbus, WI 5,004 47.7%
86 Baraboo, WI 12,080 47.2%
87 Reedsburg, WI 9,480 47.2%
88 Kenosha, WI 99,623 47.2%
89 Twin Lakes, WI 6,040 47.2%
90 Pleasant Prairie, WI 20,552 47.2%
91 Monroe, WI 10,688 45.8%
92 Stevens Point, WI 26,526 44.8%
93 Superior, WI 26,473 42.9%
94 Altoona, WI 7,350 42.4%
95 Eau Claire, WI 67,945 42.4%
96 Milton, WI 5,566 41.4%
97 Edgerton, WI 5,496 41.4%
98 Onalaska, WI 18,452 41.4%
99 West Salem, WI 5,006 41.4%
100 Beloit, WI 36,733 41.4%