These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Wyoming For 2019


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

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

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

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

  1. Gillette (Photos)
  2. Douglas (Photos)
  3. Worland (Photos)
  4. Torrington (Photos)
  5. Cody (Photos)
  6. Powell (Photos)
  7. Evanston (Photos)
  8. Green River (Photos)
  9. Rock Springs (Photos)
  10. Sheridan (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Jackson is the most liberal city in Wyoming 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 Wyoming.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Wyoming for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Wyoming over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 17 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 17 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Gillette, is “The Most Conservative City in Wyoming For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Wyoming For 2019

Gillette, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,783
Percent Republican: 86.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.93
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Gillette: PhotosData

Gillette is a city in and the county seat of Campbell County, Wyoming, United States. The population was estimated at 31,797 as of 1 July 2013. Gillette is centrally located in an area involved with the development of vast quantities of American coal, oil, and coalbed methane gas. The city calls itself the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” noting that the state of Wyoming provides nearly 35% of the nation’s coal. Over the last decade Gillette saw a population increase of 48% from the 2000 census of 19,646 residents.

Douglas, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,465
Percent Republican: 83.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.77
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Douglas: PhotosData

Douglas is a city in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,120 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Converse County and the home of the Wyoming State Fair.

Worland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,310
Percent Republican: 76.3%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.96
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Worland: PhotosData

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,723
Percent Republican: 76.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.79
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Torrington: PhotosData

Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.

Cody, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,826
Percent Republican: 73.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $36.89
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Cody: PhotosData

Powell, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,412
Percent Republican: 73.6%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.4
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Powell: PhotosData

Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.

Evanston, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,054
Percent Republican: 72.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.98
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Evanston: PhotosData

Evanston is a city in and the county seat of Uinta County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 12,359 at the 2010 census. It is located on the border with Utah.

Green River, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,396
Percent Republican: 71.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.57
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Green River: PhotosData

Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The population was 12,515 at the 2010 census.

Rock Springs, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,820
Percent Republican: 71.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.16
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Rock Springs: PhotosData

Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 23,036 at the 2010 census, making it the 5th most populated city in the state of Wyoming. Rock Springs is the principal city of the Rock Springs micropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 37,975. Rock Springs is known as the Home of 56 Nationalities because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world who came to work in the coal mines that supplied the fuel to power the steam engines of the Union Pacific Railroad. The city’s rich cultural heritage is celebrated each summer on International Day, a festival where the foods, costumes, and traditions of residents’ ancestors are recreated and enjoyed at Bunning Park in downtown Rock Springs.

Sheridan, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,816
Percent Republican: 70.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $14.28
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Sheridan: PhotosData

Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Wyoming

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

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

  1. Jackson
  2. Laramie
  3. Cheyenne

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Wyoming

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Gillette, WY 31,783 86.7%
2 Douglas, WY 6,465 83.0%
3 Worland, WY 5,310 76.3%
4 Torrington, WY 6,723 76.2%
5 Cody, WY 9,826 73.6%
6 Powell, WY 6,412 73.6%
7 Evanston, WY 12,054 72.7%
8 Green River, WY 12,396 71.0%
9 Rock Springs, WY 23,820 71.0%
10 Sheridan, WY 17,816 70.8%
11 Casper, WY 59,171 70.6%
12 Rawlins, WY 9,112 69.2%
13 Riverton, WY 11,113 65.6%
14 Lander, WY 7,683 65.6%
15 Cheyenne, WY 62,986 60.6%
16 Laramie, WY 32,104 44.6%
17 Jackson, WY 10,413 31.1%