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:
- Newton (Photos)
- Hopatcong (Photos)
- Point Pleasant
- Phillipsburg (Photos)
- Washington (Photos)
- Boonton (Photos)
- Florham Park (Photos)
- Butler (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 8,036Percent Conservative: 59.8%
Population: 14,802Percent Conservative: 59.8%
Population: 11,128 Percent Conservative: 58.29%
4. Point Pleasant
Population: 18,426 Percent Conservative: 58.29%
Population: 14,608Percent Conservative: 56.87%
Population: 6,466Percent Conservative: 56.87%
Population: 8,422Percent Conservative: 54.91%
8. Florham Park
Population: 11,802Percent Conservative: 54.91%
Population: 7,659Percent Conservative: 54.91%
Population: 16,091Percent 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:
- East Orange
- Glen Ridge
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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In New Jersey
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