These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In New Jersey For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Jersey 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 New Jersey.

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

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 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 New Jersey for 2019:

  1. Beachwood
  2. Point Pleasant
  3. Newton (Photos)
  4. Hopatcong (Photos)
  5. Phillipsburg (Photos)
  6. Wildwood (Photos)
  7. Ocean City (Photos)
  8. Raritan (Photos)
  9. Matawan (Photos)
  10. Keansburg (Photos)

If you’re wondering, North Caldwell 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.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in New Jersey for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in New Jersey over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 182 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 182 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Beachwood, is “The Most Conservative City in New Jersey For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In New Jersey For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,193
Percent Republican: 64.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $1.09
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Beachwood: Data

Beachwood is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population increased to 11,045, reflecting an increase of 670 from the 10,375 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,051 from the 9,324 counted in the 1990 Census. the highest recorded in any decennial census.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,519
Percent Republican: 64.7%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $15.93
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Point Pleasant: Data

Point Pleasant is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 18,392, reflecting a decline of 914 from the 19,306 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,129 from the 18,177 counted in the 1990 Census.

Newton, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,937
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $12.71
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Newton: PhotosData

Newton, officially the Town of Newton, is an incorporated municipality located in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. It is situated approximately 60 miles by road northwest of New York City. It is one of fifteen municipalities in the state organized as a town, and the municipal government operates under a council-manager structure provided by the Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law. As the location of the county’s administrative offices and court system, Newton is the county seat of Sussex County.

Hopatcong, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 14,507
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $3.63
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Hopatcong: PhotosData

Hopatcong is a borough in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 15,147, reflecting a decline of 741 from the 15,888 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 302 from the 15,586 counted in the 1990 Census.

Phillipsburg, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,540
Percent Republican: 60.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $4.25
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Phillipsburg: PhotosData

Phillipsburg is a town in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, a sister city to the cross-Delaware River industrial partner of Easton, Pennsylvania.

Wildwood, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,136
Percent Republican: 57.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.9
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Wildwood: PhotosData

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the Ocean City Metropolitan Statistical Area and is a popular summer resort destination. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s year-round population was 5,325, reflecting a decline of 111 from the 5,436 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 952 from the 4,484 counted in the 1990 Census. With visitors, the population can swell to 250,000 during the summer months.

Ocean City, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,328
Percent Republican: 57.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.94
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Ocean City: PhotosData

Ocean City is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 11,701, reflecting a decline of 3,677 from the 15,378 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 134 from the 15,512 counted in the 1990 Census. In summer months, with an influx of tourists and second homeowners, there are estimated to be 115,000 to 130,000 within the city’s borders.

Raritan, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,758
Percent Republican: 54.0%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $30.5
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Raritan: PhotosData

Raritan is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 6,881, reflecting an increase of 543 from the 6,338 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 540 from the 5,798 counted in the 1990 Census.

Matawan, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,898
Percent Republican: 52.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.05
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Matawan: PhotosData

Matawan is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 8,810, reflecting a decline of 100 from the 8,910 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 360 from the 9,270 counted in the 1990 Census.

Keansburg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,868
Percent Republican: 52.5%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $8.52
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Keansburg: PhotosData

Keansburg is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 10,105, which represented a decline of 627 from the 10,732 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 337 from the 11,069 counted in the 1990 Census.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in New Jersey

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

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

  1. North Caldwell
  2. Newark
  3. Glen Ridge

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In New Jersey

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Beachwood, NJ 11,193 64.7%
2 Point Pleasant, NJ 18,519 64.7%
3 Newton, NJ 7,937 62.1%
4 Hopatcong, NJ 14,507 62.1%
5 Phillipsburg, NJ 14,540 60.1%
6 Wildwood, NJ 5,136 57.8%
7 Ocean City, NJ 11,328 57.8%
8 Raritan, NJ 7,758 54.0%
9 Matawan, NJ 8,898 52.5%
10 Keansburg, NJ 9,868 52.5%
11 West Long Branch, NJ 7,944 52.5%
12 Freehold, NJ 11,938 52.5%
13 Keyport, NJ 7,138 52.5%
14 Red Bank, NJ 12,220 52.5%
15 Long Branch, NJ 30,751 52.5%
16 Belmar, NJ 5,719 52.5%
17 Manasquan, NJ 5,824 52.5%
18 Oceanport, NJ 5,762 52.5%
19 Union Beach, NJ 5,634 52.5%
20 Tinton Falls, NJ 17,902 52.5%
21 Asbury Park, NJ 15,830 52.5%
22 Fair Haven, NJ 6,015 52.5%
23 Little Silver, NJ 5,917 52.5%
24 Rumson, NJ 6,874 52.5%
25 Lincoln Park, NJ 10,464 49.7%
26 Morris Plains, NJ 5,605 49.7%
27 Morristown, NJ 18,833 49.7%
28 Florham Park, NJ 11,792 49.7%
29 Chatham, NJ 9,003 49.7%
30 Butler, NJ 7,780 49.7%
31 Madison, NJ 16,080 49.7%
32 Mount Arlington, NJ 5,405 49.7%
33 Kinnelon, NJ 10,242 49.7%
34 Boonton, NJ 8,390 49.7%
35 Dover, NJ 18,307 49.7%
36 Rockaway, NJ 6,473 49.7%
37 Wharton, NJ 6,591 49.7%
38 Clayton, NJ 8,475 47.8%
39 Pitman, NJ 8,886 47.8%
40 Glassboro, NJ 19,387 47.8%
41 Woodbury, NJ 9,980 47.8%
42 Paulsboro, NJ 5,970 47.8%
43 Vineland, NJ 60,824 45.0%
44 Millville, NJ 28,235 45.0%
45 Bridgeton, NJ 24,948 45.0%
46 Pleasantville, NJ 20,568 44.6%
47 Atlantic City, NJ 39,075 44.6%
48 Somers Point, NJ 10,644 44.6%
49 Margate City, NJ 6,200 44.6%
50 Hammonton, NJ 14,557 44.6%
51 Absecon, NJ 8,370 44.6%
52 Northfield, NJ 8,480 44.6%
53 Ventnor City, NJ 10,429 44.6%
54 Linwood, NJ 6,959 44.6%
55 Brigantine, NJ 9,164 44.6%
56 Manville, NJ 10,436 41.7%
57 Watchung, NJ 5,961 41.7%
58 Bernardsville, NJ 7,792 41.7%
59 Somerville, NJ 12,234 41.7%
60 Bound Brook, NJ 10,510 41.7%
61 North Plainfield, NJ 22,092 41.7%
62 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 5,435 41.6%
63 Rutherford, NJ 18,622 41.6%
64 New Milford, NJ 16,760 41.6%
65 Ramsey, NJ 15,121 41.6%
66 Park Ridge, NJ 8,905 41.6%
67 Oradell, NJ 8,222 41.6%
68 Leonia, NJ 9,191 41.6%
69 Westwood, NJ 11,246 41.6%
70 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,205 41.6%
71 Palisades Park, NJ 20,716 41.6%
72 East Rutherford, NJ 9,433 41.6%
73 Englewood, NJ 28,509 41.6%
74 Ridgefield, NJ 11,369 41.6%
75 Maywood, NJ 9,789 41.6%
76 River Edge, NJ 11,648 41.6%
77 Elmwood Park, NJ 20,293 41.6%
78 Hillsdale, NJ 10,520 41.6%
79 Fort Lee, NJ 37,058 41.6%
80 Fair Lawn, NJ 33,447 41.6%
81 Hackensack, NJ 44,673 41.6%
82 Garfield, NJ 31,808 41.6%
83 Oakland, NJ 13,145 41.6%
84 Dumont, NJ 17,882 41.6%
85 Wallington, NJ 11,701 41.6%
86 Glen Rock, NJ 11,962 41.6%
87 Emerson, NJ 7,668 41.6%
88 Cliffside Park, NJ 24,861 41.6%
89 Paramus, NJ 26,919 41.6%
90 Woodcliff Lake, NJ 5,868 41.6%
91 Waldwick, NJ 9,985 41.6%
92 Allendale, NJ 6,820 41.6%
93 Ridgewood, NJ 25,554 41.6%
94 Closter, NJ 8,710 41.6%
95 Cresskill, NJ 8,811 41.6%
96 Old Tappan, NJ 5,999 41.6%
97 Edgewater, NJ 12,165 41.6%
98 Franklin Lakes, NJ 10,953 41.6%
99 Upper Saddle River, NJ 8,339 41.6%
100 Demarest, NJ 5,031 41.6%