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.
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.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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, 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 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 is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 55,564.
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:
- New Britain
For more Connecticut reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Connecticut
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Connecticut
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Connecticut
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Connecticut
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Connecticut
- 10 Safest Places In Connecticut
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Connecticut
Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Connecticut
|3||New London, CT||43.8%|
|7||New Haven, CT||42.0%|
|9||West Haven, CT||42.0%|
|19||New Britain, CT||36.4%|