These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Delaware

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Now that we’re in full election swing to decide not only our next President, but many other local statewide initiatives, it’s important to put into context the types of decisions that will be made this year. Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.

So, we wanted to know – how does the electorate stack up in Delaware? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in First State.

After analyzing every single city in Delaware with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Wilmington (Photos)
  2. Townsend
  3. Newark (Photos)
  4. New Castle (Photos)
  5. Elsmere
  6. Smyrna (Photos)
  7. Clayton
  8. Camden
  9. Harrington
  10. Dover (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Laurel is the most conservative city of all in Delaware.

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 liberal cities in Delaware.

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How we determined the most liberal 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 leftward in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted liberal in the 2012 elecetion?

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

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

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1. Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 71,549
Percent Liberal: 66.3%

2. Townsend

Townsend, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,617
Percent Liberal: 66.3%

3. Newark

Newark, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,740
Percent Liberal: 66.3%

4. New Castle

New Castle, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,371
Percent Liberal: 66.3%

5. Elsmere

Population: 6,154
Percent Liberal: 66.3%

6. Smyrna

Smyrna, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,904
Percent Liberal: 51.73%

7. Clayton

Clayton, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,034
Percent Liberal: 51.73%

8. Camden

Camden, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,501
Percent Liberal: 51.73%

9. Harrington

Population: 3,665
Percent Liberal: 51.73%

10. Dover

Dover, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 37,144
Percent Liberal: 51.73%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

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

  1. Laurel
  2. Millsboro
  3. Selbyville

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Delaware

City Rank Population % Liberal
Wilmington 1 71,549 66.3%
Townsend 2 2,617 66.3%
Newark 3 32,740 66.3%
New Castle 4 5,371 66.3%
Elsmere 5 6,154 66.3%
Smyrna 6 10,904 51.73%
Clayton 7 3,034 51.73%
Camden 8 3,501 51.73%
Harrington 9 3,665 51.73%
Dover 10 37,144 51.73%
Milford 11 9,993 42.88%
Seaford 12 7,290 42.88%
Bridgeville 13 2,364 42.88%
Lewes 14 2,887 42.88%
Milton 15 2,717 42.88%
Selbyville 16 2,675 42.88%
Millsboro 17 4,050 42.88%
Laurel 18 3,916 42.88%

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