These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Delaware For 2019


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

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

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

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

  1. Seaford (Photos)
  2. Milford (Photos)
  3. Smyrna (Photos)
  4. Dover (Photos)
  5. Pike Creek
  6. Glasgow
  7. Bear
  8. Newark (Photos)
  9. New Castle (Photos)
  10. Pike Creek Valley

If you’re wondering, North Star is the most liberal city in Delaware 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 Delaware.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Delaware for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Delaware over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 18 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 18 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Seaford, is “The Most Conservative City in Delaware For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Delaware For 2019

Seaford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,447
Percent Republican: 59.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.38
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Seaford: PhotosData

Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. According to the 2010 Census Bureau figures, the population of the city is 6,928, an increase of 3.4% from the 2000 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Milford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,645
Percent Republican: 59.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.36
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Milford: PhotosData

Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,559.

Smyrna, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,276
Percent Republican: 49.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.49
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Smyrna: PhotosData

Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, as of 2010, the population of the town is 10,023.

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 37,109
Percent Republican: 49.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.11
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Dover: PhotosData

Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,740
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $172.14
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Pike Creek: Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,280
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Glasgow: Data

Glasgow is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,303 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 20,401
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $7.16
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Bear: Data

Bear is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 17,593 at the 2000 census.

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,243
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.22
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Newark: PhotosData

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,364
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.6
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on New Castle: PhotosData

New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. In 1900, 3,380 people lived here; in 1910, 3,351. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,823
Percent Republican: 32.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $121.7
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Pike Creek Valley: Data

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Delaware

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

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

  1. North Star
  2. Edgemoor
  3. Wilmington

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Delaware

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Seaford, DE 7,447 59.0%
2 Milford, DE 10,645 59.0%
3 Smyrna, DE 11,276 49.5%
4 Dover, DE 37,109 49.5%
5 Pike Creek, DE 8,740 32.5%
6 Glasgow, DE 15,280 32.5%
7 Bear, DE 20,401 32.5%
8 Newark, DE 33,243 32.5%
9 New Castle, DE 5,364 32.5%
10 Pike Creek Valley, DE 10,823 32.5%
11 Brookside, DE 13,554 32.5%
12 Hockessin, DE 13,672 32.5%
13 Wilmington Manor, DE 7,608 32.5%
14 Elsmere, DE 6,097 32.5%
15 Claymont, DE 8,707 32.5%
16 Wilmington, DE 71,276 32.5%
17 Edgemoor, DE 6,178 32.5%
18 North Star, DE 7,390 32.5%

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