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.
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.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ 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 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 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.
Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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 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 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:
For more Wyoming reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Wyoming
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Wyoming
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Wyoming
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Wyoming
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Wyoming
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming
- 10 Safest Places In Wyoming
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Wyoming
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Wyoming
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