The ten most conservative cities in California

Posted on May 17, 2018 2:00 pm

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By Ted Martin, Special to PressCalifornia.com

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Long perceived as a bastion of progressivism, liberalism and anti-Trumpism, the Golden State has a rich legacy of classic conservatism that surprises many.

Besides giving us Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, California today boasts a sizable number of cities – some rich, some middle-class, some on the coast, some in the valleys, some in the desert – where the majority of residents can be described as traditionally minded conservatives.

Want to live on a red island in a state of blue? It can be done. Here are the top ten conservative cities and towns in the Golden State, based on the percentage of voters in 2018 registered as Republicans or third party conservatives, compared to all voters registered in a party, including Democrats and third party liberal ones.

Newport Beach – 72 percent
Population: 86,813
Median Household Income: $115,845
Ever since Captain Samuel Dunnells steered a 100-ton steamer into the bay in 1870, this O.C. port has been a paradise in the making. Great weather, beaches. Fashion Island. Can’t afford the multimillion dollar homes? The two best things are for everyone, the Jazz Fest and Gilligan’s Island lagoon.

Yorba Linda – 71 percent
Population: 67,362
Median Household Income: $119,697
Founded by the Yorba brothers in the 1830, “the Y.L.” is now one of the richest cities in America. It’s pretty quiet and unpretentious compared to much of Orange County. A young Richard Nixon helped his family deliver milk here. Today it houses his presidential library.

San Clemente – 67 percent
Population: 65,082
Median Household Income: $97,210
The southernmost city in Orange County before the Camp Pendleton Marine Base is known for its Spanish architecture and excellent beaches, golfing, weather – and surfing. The Beach Boys praise its famous surf break, Trestles, in song.

Redding – 66 percent
Population: 91,320
Median Household Income: $44,573
Located near the base of Mt. Shasta, Redding has attracted many wealthy Southern Californians looking for a rural escape. The honorary capital of the liberty-minded “State of Jefferson,” the town boasts the world’s largest sundial, an architectural masterpiece that spans the Sacramento River.

Yucaipa – 65.9 percent
Population: 52,886
Median Household Income: $55,700
Ten miles east of San Bernardino, at an elevation of almost 3,000 feet, the town is at the base of the often snow capped San Bernardino Mountains. Its name comes from the Serrano Indian word Yucaipat, which means “green valley,” a tribute to the many mountain-fed creeks and springs in the area.

Murrieta – 65 percent
Population: 108,583
Median Household Income: $76,149
One of the fastest growing cities in the state, this warm desert town near Temecula is largely residential in character. Many San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County commuters live in the so-called “Gem of the Valley.”

Rancho Santa Margarita – 64.5
Population: 49,038
Median Household Income: $104,556
One of Orange County’s youngest city, this planned community is located in rolling hills near Mission Viejo. Also known as “RSM,” it boasts the longest city name in California.

Temecula – 64.4 percent
Population: 108,965
Median Household Income: $83,840
North of San Diego and south of Los Angeles, this desert town is quite family friendly. Clean air, lots of Prius cars, baseball and soccer youth leagues and, compared to much of the region, affordable housing. Of note, the surprisingly good wine country.

Clovis – 64 percent
Population: 102,148
Median Household Income: $64,640
An ag town near Fresno and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Clovis was ranked No. 1 in California in places to raise a family by NerdWallet.com, which scored school ratings, home values, home ownership costs, household income and income growth.

Lincoln – 63 percent
Population: 45,675
Median Household Income: $76,354
Located in the Sierra foothills near Sacramento, Lincoln is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation in recent decades. Due to its unique clay deposits, it’s home to Gladding McBean, one of the nation’s premier terra cotta makers.

Sources: California Office of Secretary of State, Sacramento Bee, DataUSA.

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DIANE KING
DIANE KING
2 months ago

Where do poor conservatives live?

Huens Jennie
Huens Jennie
18 days ago
Reply to  DIANE KING

Redding up here in Shasta County and it’s surrounding counties. Very poor area with only service and medical jobs

Last edited 18 days ago by Huens Jennie
Ernest Sande
Ernest Sande
3 months ago

Liberals suck run away from all of them

Sal Monella
Sal Monella
5 months ago

San Quentin.

Ellen
Ellen
6 months ago

Citizenfreepress dot com

Last edited 6 months ago by Ellen
wow
wow
7 months ago

The ten most conservative cities in Californiaseems they are all pretty corrupt, especially yorba linda.

John Schilling
John Schilling
5 months ago
Reply to  wow

Clearly, you’re an idiot. Take lots of fentanyl. Go to Snapchat, make a deal, then take as much as you like. It’s harmless to people like you, so load up and take it all. Everyone wins.

Ernest Sande
Ernest Sande
3 months ago
Reply to  wow

go away Libturd

Record 4 RICO
Record 4 RICO
7 months ago

The more you are harassed, the more goons you should dox. Pics, video, faces, homes, cars, jobs, friends, everything. You will find they are beholden secret – society members. Many RICO cases, large scale are pending right now.

2A > Public Harassment
2A > Public Harassment
9 months ago

You are either Jew and life is good Beholden to jews and life is middle class or more but now you, your family, kids are all at risk of becoming T.I. and framed, defamed, worse. That’s it. Follow the money. Secret usury by the jews to their sworn judean army (anyone that takes a secret oath in ANY group leads to them because they control the money and can create or infiltrate ANY org, including govts.) Total scam. Don’t even try their system. They recruit with their BS in cartoons and fake history books and MSM and you get curious… Read more »

Expelled 109 times for destroying nations
Expelled 109 times for destroying nations
7 months ago

Yes, you are correct. This is exactly how it works.
History is a nicely crafted lie.
Name the jew. Funny how many triggered jews down-thumbed your comment.

carloada
carloada
5 months ago

many non-jews too…

Cerano Smith
Cerano Smith
5 months ago

So what, you’re saying that Jews are better than you? That their race is more advanced than yours? That you’re a victim? I am curious how they always seem to stay on top, even through adversity – like from people like you. Could it just be a cultural thing? If not, what race is next? How about Asians? They seem to overperform also. Maybe it’s really an ASIAN conspiracy! Follow the Asian money! Of course, it might just be that you have no potential simply because you’re lazy. You’re concerned about others more than your own achievements. You know what… Read more »

blbeb
blbeb
5 months ago
Reply to  Cerano Smith

They stay on top because they’ve infiltrated all positions of power, especially the media/press/entertainment, therefore they control public opinion.

Last edited 5 months ago by blbeb
blbeb
blbeb
5 months ago

They can’t stand being named.

carloada
carloada
5 months ago
Reply to  blbeb

so what? they can stand it alright…

Danny
Danny
9 months ago

I think it’s important to make the distinction of what a Californian, would call a conservative and what you would. Californian’s would say Arnold Schwarzenegger is a conservative. While the mid-west in American would call him a flaming liberal. So which is it, flaming liberal of course. So be very careful when someone tells you there are conservatives in California. True conservatives fled the state at least a decade ago. What’s left is just more Arnolds.

Last edited 9 months ago by Danny
Belka
Belka
9 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Completely wrong!!! Around 30% of us voted for Trump. Of those 30% very few would consider Schwarzenegger to be a conservative. And by the way, even liberals now are starting to wonder why the quality in life in California has been crumbling. The frog in the pot is starting to notice the water is boiling.

Cerano Smith
Cerano Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Belka

The frog has been boiled to death. Leftists will NEVER admit they or their leaders shortcomings. They will continue to blame it on the 30% of conservatives like you. You’ve been warned to leave QUITE some time ago.

There is no battle to be won. The war is effectively over in Cali. Sweep the floor, turn out the lights, and try not to let this happen wherever you head to next.

carloada
carloada
5 months ago
Reply to  Cerano Smith

a foolish point of view…

Mark Irons
Mark Irons
2 months ago
Reply to  Cerano Smith

With YOUR attitude of course nothing will be won! But CA is worth STAYING and FIGHTING for! It has hands down, the most temperate climate / best weather in the country. That is a HUGE draw, well WAS before the net LOSS of 500k people last year. Still, with this gorgeous weather, beaches and coastline, I ask WHY the EFF should ONLY the LIBTARDS get to enjoy this?!?! EFF that noise! I’m out here since ’85, navy bootcamp, ‘A’ school, a destroyer out of 32nd street, a carrier out of N. Island, and two F/A-18 squadrons in the central valley… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Mark Irons
Tween
Tween
8 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Speak for yourself Danny. Many conservatives want to fight for California. We don’t bail when the going gets tough.

Cerano Smith
Cerano Smith
5 months ago
Reply to  Tween

You may want to fight, and I totally understand that, but you are merely scapegoats in a corrupt and broken system now. I don’t see much hope that the situation can be turned around. At some point, you have to let go.

Effectively, conservatives ‘bailed’ by not actively fighting the leftists there AND not offering something better: Conservatism. Now, you are demonized in the schools – the little future leftists are learning that YOU are the problem. It’s one-party rule in Cali – and it’s not going to be YOUR party.

Game over.

Dennis Hill
Dennis Hill
6 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Schwarzenegger was elected Republican Governor
Of California while he was married into the Democrat Kennedy Family. Conservative? I don’t think so.

carloada
carloada
5 months ago
Reply to  Danny

we’re here, for the lifestyle and the weather…waiting in the wings for the conservative renaissance…

Darron
Darron
9 months ago

Hi!

Darla
Darla
10 months ago

In Northern California, (other than Redding,) there are certain town in Marin County that are conservative. Funny thing is, the place has a reputation as being very liberal, but in reality is extremely conservative. It is the wealthiest, healthiest, cleanest, most educated county in the state, has the best schools overall and is absolutely non diverse. If you like remaining in the Bay Area, are a conservative, want to raise your children in a clean and safe place with great schools, and love nature, Marin is for you. “Live where you play In Marvelous Marin. Forget the city din, and while… Read more »

Dina
Dina
10 months ago

I KNEW Redding would be there…grew up there.

Fake News
Fake News
1 year ago

False flag, scripted, staged event with Tatiana Turner from the comments here. Totally fake. Like the mom arrested for not wearing a mask at her sons football game. The Yorba Linda incident was staged and fake because of the comments here.

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R.
1 year ago

I recall my dad saying his dentis Bob Macnamara was a member of YL freemasonic lodge. Finally found it tucked away near the library. They have a camera and metal poles in front? Odd. Whatever. Secrets usually mean up to no good.

Raphael
Raphael
1 year ago

Hola Jorge! Yea I used to cut their grass at that eastern star hospital. Run by a mean white lady named Pam Daugt or something. Her son makes a lot of money by speaking and reading English for a living as a newscaster Peter Daugt or Daut for KTLA or something. They were always snotty to me. Yorba Linda sucks!

Leo carver
Leo carver
11 months ago
Reply to  Raphael

Youre probably just some sweaty brown landscaper. Why should they be nice to you?

Jorge
Jorge
1 year ago

Grew up in Brea, Ca. Remember Yorba Linda as whites only then and Brea was still pretty much Mexican. My grandmother told me the rich, jewish hospital was hidden by the “cattle goyim” hospital St. Jude. Something called the eastern star hospital.

Pastor Kelly
Pastor Kelly
1 year ago

Now you know why they put those big concrete poles in front of lodges. They ruine peoples’ lives. I would agree with the other poster about being rich or a veteran. Otherwise, they just use you to protect them because they are up to no good. My grandfather said they go to the Ebell club in Santa Ana for their pedo parties.

goldenfoxx
goldenfoxx
1 year ago

North of Sacramento is conservative.

John Doe
John Doe
1 year ago

A warning to all you BLM and Antifa. Don’t you even think about vandalizing YL469. We will deal with you. Understand? You better!

goldenfoxx
goldenfoxx
1 year ago
Reply to  John Doe

Let them try, plenty of open land to bury them – they will never find anyone who tries to vandalize/terrorize our hood. 99% are armed and ready.

Tyrone Biggusdickus
Tyrone Biggusdickus
1 year ago
Reply to  John Doe

Shut up white cracker blank.

Fred Stevens
Fred Stevens
10 months ago

Oh look another insecure needle weiner promoting the myth that all black guys are hung. Hey Tyrone, you’re a little bugfucker.

Innocent Exile
Innocent Exile
1 year ago

You can use the wayback machine to find out who lodge members are or were before they went dark. YL469 used to list them. I found the following:

Bill Baker
Wayne Ritchey
Paul Miller
Jack Clifton
Ed Hilton
Perry Kanipe
Claron Anderson

This is, or was, public information at one time. Freemasonry is dwindling or they are scared or both. Either way, they seem to be hiding something and want their lowest members to protect them by offerning them security jobs.

Jobes' Father
Jobes' Father
1 year ago

Wow! Some of the posts here are really scary. My parents lived iin YL and were basically driven out by the jewish,freemasonic,mormon, scientology mafia. They went from the synagogue, to the freemasons (yorba linda), to the mormons (placentia), then briefly to scientology.OC is totally corrupt. They knew some of the people mentioned here.

ps. they will go after your kids.

Friend of Police
Friend of Police
1 year ago

Bob Herrod was a nice guy and generous. Something went awry after reuniting with his old love which most likely prompted him to change his will that probably gave his wealth to YL469 after he died.
He died before the changes could be formalized. Sad story. Pretty easy to figure out who killed him, but can’t be proven. Beholden lawyer most likely tipped off YL469 before he died.

RIP Bob Herrod and may God comfort his widow.

Richard Giddens
Richard Giddens
9 months ago

The cops are a bunch of thug gangland traitor anal orifices who even falsified against the President of the United States. Local ones wont do their jobs, losers in court, look like crap, outcome proves it, no reform , stuck in the past…

P.I. ret
P.I. ret
1 year ago

Bob Herrod was a member of YL lodge. Very rich man who changed his will. Look into it. Feel so sorry for his wife. Yorba Linda is very corrupt.

John Doe
John Doe
1 year ago

Actually, I knew Wayne Ritchey. Past tense. Total bully. YL469 is what’s called “refractory”. I’m out of it now but did not enjoy it there. If you are not rich or a vet, they give you the cold shoulder. Too macho. MAGA!

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 year ago

To the poset who “named names” already. Never heard of Wayne Ritchey, but my grandfather said Bill Baker was crooked. All I inherited was his freemasonic apron. Stay away from these people. They probably wanted you to be a security guard or cop to protect their black market networks in Orange County that the higher level guys are into. God bless.

Theodora Kerry
Theodora Kerry
1 year ago

Don’t forget Atwater, where the city council, in response to Gov. Newsom’s never-ending shutdown orders re: COVID-1984, voted to make Atwater a “sanctuary city” for businesses, and re-opened them all, since they were all essential. Best strategy ever!

Edwyn Grueheim
Edwyn Grueheim
1 year ago

Yup, Yorba Linda is definitely run by jewish/freemasonic mafia. Their neighboring town is run by the mormon mafia. small towns with one big mormon “church” pretty much sums it up. yl apparently is a bad lodge. the yl synagogue is nearby so you can tell a tiger by it’s stripes. oc is very corrupt. glad i moved.

Paul Durka
Paul Durka
1 year ago

That guy’s right. I tried that lodge in YL. All they want are security guards and cops to protect them. Now I know why. Brave man. I checked it out after watching a movie called “the skulls”. They don’t follow their own rules. Total scam. They they don’t renew you and not tell you why and send scumbags to ask you how you want to be buried. It’s a scam. If you are married or have kids don’t try it.

Bill J
Bill J
1 year ago

San Clemente is still red, thankfully. Don’t expect it to stay that way though. It’s grown and with that growth came a bunch of Karens that have nothing better to do but bitch and virtue signal.

canntee
canntee
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill J

I live in S.C. and it’s changing. Many liberal Karen/Kens here. All trust fund boomers living off of family money so they embrace the entitlement vibe — never having worked in their lives. There are a few hardcore patriotic conservatives in San Juan Capistrano. They fought and won a gang injuction to stop the crime.

Bill J
Bill J
9 months ago
Reply to  canntee

Loved it when I came here 30 years ago. It’s not the same, can’t wait to escape.Doesn’t feel safe anymore. I’m disabled and on a fixed income, impossible to survive here.

Jon Berg
Jon Berg
1 year ago

Gee, disappointed to not see Kommunist People’s Republik of Santa Monica on the list…….registered Republicans probably in the single digits.

HarveyMushman
HarveyMushman
1 year ago
Reply to  Jon Berg

Not many here but more than you would think….keeping a very low profile… Santa Monica was a pretty balanced city 40 years ago…. Now it’s like a parody of a Leftist city it’s so bad…

Frank Castle
Frank Castle
1 year ago

Translation: These cities are better at keeping drug and pedo rings secret. YL469 ruined my life. Bill Baker. Wayne Ritchey. Shall I continue. It’s not my fault Bill Baker, first time WM can’t remember the work so other helped him, then my noble self. I got burned for that because I was new. That’s all it took. My life is ruined. Bill Baker and Wayne Ritchey are refractory assholes and they are the ones that should be blacklisted. Not the new guy for trying to help a brother in distress, even after others had done exactly the same thing. My… Read more »

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I’ve been searching for conservative areas in CA to move to so this article is helpful. I’m from New York State and it’s the same deal here.

For those of you who live in California now, what area would you suggest a young single conservative look into?

Thanks

Johm
Johm
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Look into getting out of CA.

Lou P
Lou P
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

As a former northeastern (from suburban Boston-area) who relocated to CA 13 years ago – first living in the Bay area, now in southern OC – I would tell you to not move to CA. I cannot move now because I’m in a long term committed relationship, but if I wasn’t involved, I’d move in an instant.

Bill J
Bill J
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

Wait and see what happens. I was in the last red town (San Clemente) and have watched it go downhill in the last five to ten years. It’s getting purple and I’m afraid will be blue soon. I’m doing everything I can to get out.

HarveyMushman
HarveyMushman
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

It’s a beautiful state and Southern California has some of the best weather in the world but I would say skip it. It’s being ruined fast by entrenched Leftist politicians. There are still a lot of reasonable people left but they are almost afraid to say anything in certain areas. Lived here almost all my life and at 60 it’s become too much to put up with. Heading out.. The mayor of Los Angeles…Garcetti and governor Newsom are certifiably insane…

Bill J
Bill J
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I’d suggest that you rethink your move. The whole state is doomed, conservative town or not. California has reached a critical mass when it comes to idiots. Do yourself a favor and find a better state.

Jaye
Jaye
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

MoorPark, Santa Paula, Simi Valley (Reagan County) — go more inland or Central Coast, Solvang, Pismo Beach, Atascadero, Salinas

Boo
Boo
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Temecula/Murrieta

Shane muldoon
Shane muldoon
2 years ago

My beautiful city of yucaipa made the list i took higher ground in 2016 from hemet “hemeth” of 25 years . the city mayor and city council used that town to line its pockets glade im in a red city and can actully see where my money goes tax wise new performing art several time a year we have seasonal events when they shut down the blvd to host market night so blessed to live here and raise my daughter here.

Jerry dogovic
2 years ago

The gov of California is a 3rd world nut trump for king

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
2 years ago

I’m in Huntington Beach, had to take my daughter out of public schools after her 4th grade. I can slowly see OC changing for the worse as the scum from LA spills over. Oh, and they are finally adding two lanes to my nearby freeway, both lanes will be pay-lanes.

Bill J
Bill J
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Hunt

Left HB for San Clemente 28 years ago because HB was becoming Long Beach….now I want out of San Clemente because I see the same thing happening.

Canntee
Canntee
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill J

Me too Bill J. I had to adopt an alias for Nextdoor as the trolls were attacking. I’ve been in SC since 2005 and it has changed .. too many karen/kens.

Ed
Ed
2 years ago

The debt, the homeless population, and crime rate can never increase high enough to make democrat party voters question their decision to elect big government politicians.

These democrat minions vote them in because they have been told and believe the term Democrat=Saintly. When in reality, democrats create more and more problems wherever they go. They want to take away your freedoms and control our lives… what a liberal idea.

Pat
Pat
2 years ago
Reply to  Ed

Government in California ruining our teachers and children….driving out seniors and veterans….which will help keep the state liberal….good luck california….what a mess

todd
todd
3 years ago

Wow you all are stupid.

Mark Ratermann
Mark Ratermann
2 years ago
Reply to  todd

Wow you are comedy deprived.

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

What about Hollywood?

Nacho Smith
3 years ago

But in the end it all doesn’t matter how conservative a city or county is in California… You’re still shackled to the same Communist State Government…

Moving to Wyoming – 18 months and counting…

Reensee22
Reensee22
1 year ago
Reply to  Nacho Smith

I live in wyoming, With Californians they get here and leave. They really don’t realize how cold and windy it is. It is cold…it is very windy.

CS
CS
3 years ago

CORRECTION: The Sundial bridge in Redding, CA spans the Sacramento River, not the American river.

mike
mike
3 years ago

To dream of a red area near me. Born and raised near SF. So so horribly liberal.

Mark B.
Mark B.
3 years ago
Reply to  mike

your in SF, it could be worse-I live outside the poorest large city in the US, and it has been run by Dems since the early 50′-Philadelphia. Middle of East Coast blight since EVERY part from DC to north of Boston is as stupid as wide swaths of Cali (my daughter lives in LA, and wants us to move out-I told her I’d do Arizona, that’s it). But the stuff going on in California is scary, hopefully a few years of prosperity will change minds and Socialist Dems will alienate Independents and what is left of rational Dems. Oh, and… Read more »

KunaKurmudgeon
KunaKurmudgeon
7 months ago
Reply to  Mark B.

Never been to Philly but it can’t be as bad as Baltimore.

Mike
Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  mike

Me too. I have never been in a red state. I would love to know how it feels to say what you believe and who you support without fear of losing your job, being shunned or being beat up.

Avis
Avis
10 months ago
Reply to  Mike

It’s wonderful! We moved from SF Bay Area to a sweet southern town 8 years ago in a red state. Don’t miss CA, but worry constantly about our friend in SJC. We enjoy low taxes & low crime rates. Neighbors friendly as soon as they learn you’re not woke Dems.

Mark
Mark
9 months ago
Reply to  Avis

Avis, you’re living my dream.

Expelled 109 times for destroying nations
Expelled 109 times for destroying nations
7 months ago
Reply to  Avis

I’m a lifelong Californian and I want to leave. I was a kid when California was still red. This state is run by madmen and women. Hate it. Can’t wait to leave.

George
George
3 years ago

Sutter and Yuba counties! Don’t leave us behind! We’re as red as a fire engine. MAGA!

Goldenfoxx
Goldenfoxx
3 years ago

Butte County is a Red County!

Juan
Juan
3 years ago

Note the cities left out.
Mission Viejo
Dana Point
Escondido
Bishop
Bakersfield
San Juan Capistrano

DANIEL O'DONNELL
DANIEL O'DONNELL
3 years ago
Reply to  Juan

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Juan
Juan
1 year ago
Reply to  Juan

Escondido…. No. full of illegals.

Bill J
Bill J
1 year ago
Reply to  Juan

Because they’re all turning, little by little.

Some Dude
Some Dude
9 months ago
Reply to  Juan

Poway CA is a nice pocket.
Great schools but the state is mandating low income housing and that will be the beginning of the end.

terribleorv
terribleorv
9 months ago
Reply to  tippermart

Thanks…