These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Delaware


We used science and data to determine which cities in Delaware are probably voting for Hilary.

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Well that was one heck of a nomination process 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 big November election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Delaware would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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 2,000 voted in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:

  1. Bridgeville
  2. Milford (Photos)
  3. Seaford (Photos)
  4. Millsboro
  5. Laurel
  6. Milton
  7. Selbyville
  8. Lewes
  9. Clayton
  10. Camden

If you’re wondering, Wilmington 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.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Delaware

We started by making a list of every place in Delaware over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 18 places in Delaware.

We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most rightwing in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted conservative in the 2012 elecetion?

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 18, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Delaware.’

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

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1. Bridgeville

Bridgeville, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,364
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

2. Milford

Milford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,993
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

3. Seaford

Seaford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,290
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

4. Millsboro

Millsboro, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,050
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

5. Laurel

Laurel, Delaware

Source: Google Maps

Population: 3,916
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

6. Milton

Milton, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,717
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

7. Selbyville

Selbyville, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,675
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

8. Lewes

Lewes, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,887
Percent Conservative: 55.9%

9. Clayton

Clayton, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,034
Percent Conservative: 46.79%

10. Camden

Camden, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,501
Percent Conservative: 46.79%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Wilmington
  2. Newark
  3. Townsend

For more Delaware reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Delaware

City Rank Population % Conservative
Bridgeville 1 2,364 55.9%
Milford 2 9,993 55.9%
Seaford 3 7,290 55.9%
Millsboro 4 4,050 55.9%
Laurel 5 3,916 55.9%
Milton 6 2,717 55.9%
Selbyville 7 2,675 55.9%
Lewes 8 2,887 55.9%
Clayton 9 3,034 46.79%
Camden 10 3,501 46.79%
Harrington 11 3,665 46.79%
Dover 12 37,144 46.79%
Smyrna 13 10,904 46.79%
New Castle 14 5,371 32.23%
Elsmere 15 6,154 32.23%
Townsend 16 2,617 32.23%
Newark 17 32,740 32.23%
Wilmington 18 71,549 32.23%

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