These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In New Jersey


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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 New Jersey would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

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

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in New Jersey with populations greater than 5,000 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. Newton (Photos)
  2. Hopatcong (Photos)
  3. Beachwood
  4. Point Pleasant
  5. Phillipsburg (Photos)
  6. Washington (Photos)
  7. Boonton (Photos)
  8. Florham Park (Photos)
  9. Butler (Photos)
  10. Madison (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Newark is the most liberal city in New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in New Jersey

We started by making a list of every place in New Jersey over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 185 places in New Jersey.

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 185, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in New Jersey.’

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

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1. Newton

Newton, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,036
Percent Conservative: 59.8%

2. Hopatcong

Hopatcong, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,802
Percent Conservative: 59.8%

3. Beachwood


Population: 11,128
Percent Conservative: 58.29%

4. Point Pleasant


Population: 18,426
Percent Conservative: 58.29%

5. Phillipsburg

Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,608
Percent Conservative: 56.87%

6. Washington

Washington, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,466
Percent Conservative: 56.87%

7. Boonton

Boonton, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,422
Percent Conservative: 54.91%

8. Florham Park

Florham Park, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,802
Percent Conservative: 54.91%

9. Butler

Butler, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,659
Percent Conservative: 54.91%

10. Madison

Madison, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,091
Percent Conservative: 54.91%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Newark
  2. East Orange
  3. Glen Ridge

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In New Jersey

City Rank Population % Conservative
Newton 1 8,036 59.8%
Hopatcong 2 14,802 59.8%
Beachwood 3 11,128 58.29%
Point Pleasant 4 18,426 58.29%
Phillipsburg 5 14,608 56.87%
Washington 6 6,466 56.87%
Boonton 7 8,422 54.91%
Florham Park 8 11,802 54.91%
Butler 9 7,659 54.91%
Madison 10 16,091 54.91%
Dover 11 18,324 54.91%
Wharton 12 6,607 54.91%
Rockaway 13 6,490 54.91%
Chatham 14 9,011 54.91%
Kinnelon 15 10,372 54.91%
Morris Plains 16 5,598 54.91%
Mendham 17 5,016 54.91%
Mount Arlington 18 5,187 54.91%
Lincoln Park 19 10,478 54.91%
Ocean City 20 11,470 53.79%
Wildwood 21 5,234 53.79%
Belmar 22 5,745 51.92%
Union Beach 23 5,885 51.92%
Oceanport 24 5,800 51.92%
Keyport 25 7,195 51.92%
Asbury Park 26 15,945 51.92%
Rumson 27 6,993 51.92%
Keansburg 28 9,967 51.92%
Freehold 29 11,978 51.92%
Manasquan 30 5,830 51.92%
Matawan 31 8,887 51.92%
Long Branch 32 30,721 51.92%
Fair Haven 33 6,075 51.92%
Fairview 34 14,233 51.92%
Little Silver 35 5,937 51.92%
Red Bank 36 12,238 51.92%
Tinton Falls 37 17,872 51.92%
West Long Branch 38 7,974 51.92%
Penns Grove 39 5,032 48.59%
Bernardsville 40 7,786 46.6%
Watchung 41 5,900 46.6%
Manville 42 10,454 46.6%
Bound Brook 43 10,515 46.6%
North Plainfield 44 22,156 46.6%
Somerville 45 12,212 46.6%
Raritan 46 7,328 46.6%
Woodbury 47 10,087 43.98%
Pitman 48 8,932 43.98%
Paulsboro 49 6,025 43.98%
Clayton 50 8,292 43.98%
Glassboro 51 18,958 43.98%
Hillsdale 52 10,452 43.87%
Wallington 53 11,584 43.87%
Glen Rock 54 11,859 43.87%
Little Ferry 55 10,856 43.87%
Franklin Lakes 56 10,799 43.87%
Edgewater 57 11,935 43.87%
Ridgefield 58 11,256 43.87%
River Edge 59 11,566 43.87%
Demarest 60 5,004 43.87%
Ridgefield Park 61 12,969 43.87%
Hackensack 62 44,035 43.87%
Fort Lee 63 36,251 43.87%
Fair Lawn 64 33,164 43.87%
Garfield 65 31,265 43.87%
Englewood 66 27,992 43.87%
Bergenfield 67 27,339 43.87%
Paramus 68 26,760 43.87%
Ridgewood 69 25,370 43.87%
Hasbrouck Heights 70 12,100 43.87%
Lodi 71 24,590 43.87%
Palisades Park 72 20,364 43.87%
Elmwood Park 73 19,959 43.87%
Rutherford 74 18,434 43.87%
Dumont 75 17,820 43.87%
North Arlington 76 15,734 43.87%
Ramsey 77 14,889 43.87%
Tenafly 78 14,788 43.87%
Oakland 79 13,003 43.87%
Cliffside Park 80 24,493 43.87%
New Milford 81 16,640 43.87%
Westwood 82 11,140 43.87%
Waldwick 83 9,902 43.87%
Carlstadt 84 6,225 43.87%
Midland Park 85 7,269 43.87%
Old Tappan 86 5,922 43.87%
Emerson 87 7,616 43.87%
Norwood 88 5,823 43.87%
Woodcliff Lake 89 5,818 43.87%
Wood-Ridge 90 7,938 43.87%
Englewood Cliffs 91 5,369 43.87%
Oradell 92 8,146 43.87%
Allendale 93 6,717 43.87%
Bogota 94 8,329 43.87%
Upper Saddle River 95 8,335 43.87%
Closter 96 8,582 43.87%
Cresskill 97 8,729 43.87%
Montvale 98 8,199 43.87%
East Rutherford 99 9,076 43.87%
Leonia 100 9,129 43.87%

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