These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Connecticut For 2019


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

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

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Connecticut with populations greater than 9,000 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 Connecticut for 2019:

  1. Torrington (Photos)
  2. Middletown (Photos)
  3. New London (Photos)
  4. Groton (Photos)
  5. Norwich (Photos)
  6. Milford (Photos)
  7. New Haven (Photos)
  8. Derby (Photos)
  9. West Haven (Photos)
  10. Ansonia (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Hartford is the most liberal city in Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Connecticut for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Connecticut over 9,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 21 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 21 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Torrington, is “The Most Conservative City in Connecticut For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Connecticut For 2019

Torrington, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 35,078
Percent Republican: 54.4%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.54
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Torrington: PhotosData

Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut and the Litchfield Hills region. It is also the core city of the largest micropolitan area in the United States. The city population was 36,383 according to the 2010 census.

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,747
Percent Republican: 43.9%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.96
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Middletown: PhotosData

Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive.

New London, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,147
Percent Republican: 43.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.86
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on New London: PhotosData

New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Southeastern Connecticut.

Groton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,184
Percent Republican: 43.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $52.48
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.43
More on Groton: PhotosData

Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,115 at the 2010 census.

Norwich, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 39,875
Percent Republican: 43.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.16
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Norwich: PhotosData

Norwich, known as ‘The Rose of New England’, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,331
Percent Republican: 42.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.32
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Milford: PhotosData

Milford is a Coterminous municipality within Coastal Connecticut and New Haven County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. The population was 51,271 at the 2010 census. The city includes the borough of Woodmont and the village of Devon. Milford is part of the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is the headquarters of the mega business Subway

New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,884
Percent Republican: 42.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.04
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on New Haven: PhotosData

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census. According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.

Derby, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,700
Percent Republican: 42.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.33
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Derby: PhotosData

Derby is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 12,903 at the 2010 census. It is the smallest consolidated city of Connecticut by area and population.

West Haven, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 55,044
Percent Republican: 42.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.46
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on West Haven: PhotosData

West Haven is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564.

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,953
Percent Republican: 42.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $0.51
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Ansonia: PhotosData

Ansonia is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby, and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. The population was 19,249 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code for Ansonia is 06401. The city is served by the Metro-North Railroad. Ansonia Station is a stop on the railroad passenger commuter service’s Waterbury line, connecting to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Ansonia also is served by the Connecticut Transit bus carrier. Connecticut Route 8 serves Ansonia.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Connecticut

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

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

  1. Hartford
  2. Bristol
  3. New Britain

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Connecticut

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Torrington, CT 35,078 54.4%
2 Middletown, CT 46,747 43.9%
3 New London, CT 27,147 43.8%
4 Groton, CT 9,184 43.8%
5 Norwich, CT 39,875 43.8%
6 Milford, CT 52,331 42.0%
7 New Haven, CT 130,884 42.0%
8 Derby, CT 12,700 42.0%
9 West Haven, CT 55,044 42.0%
10 Ansonia, CT 18,953 42.0%
11 Meriden, CT 60,241 42.0%
12 Waterbury, CT 109,250 42.0%
13 Naugatuck, CT 31,649 42.0%
14 Norwalk, CT 88,537 38.0%
15 Bridgeport, CT 147,586 38.0%
16 Shelton, CT 41,282 38.0%
17 Danbury, CT 84,573 38.0%
18 Stamford, CT 128,851 38.0%
19 New Britain, CT 73,069 36.4%
20 Bristol, CT 60,498 36.4%
21 Hartford, CT 124,390 36.4%

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