These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Delaware For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most liberal places to live in Delaware.

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Now that we’re starting up the 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 in the coming years.

Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.

Specifically, we wanted to know which cities have the highest number of liberal 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 5,000 voted and contributed to political campaigns in the past several years. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted Democrat and gave the most to liberals where named the most liberal cities in the state.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in Delaware for 2019:

  1. Brookside
  2. Pike Creek
  3. Glasgow
  4. Bear
  5. Newark (Photos)
  6. New Castle (Photos)
  7. Pike Creek Valley
  8. Edgemoor
  9. North Star
  10. Wilmington Manor (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Seaford is the most conservative 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 liberal cities in Delaware.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Delaware and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in Delaware for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Delaware over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 18 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 Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 18 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Brookside, is “The Most liberal City in Delaware For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Delaware For 2019

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7
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Population: 13,554
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.67
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Brookside: Data

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7.5
/10

Population: 8,740
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $260.39
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.61
More on Pike Creek: Data

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7
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Population: 15,280
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.78
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.33
More on Glasgow: Data

Glasgow is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 14,303 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 20,401
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $31.45
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.6
More on Bear: Data

Bear is a census-designated place in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. The population was 17,593 at the 2000 census.

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,243
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $19.28
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.27
More on Newark: PhotosData

Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 5,364
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $24.01
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.38
More on New Castle: PhotosData

New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. In 1900, 3,380 people lived here; in 1910, 3,351. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 10,823
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $186.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.17
More on Pike Creek Valley: Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 6,178
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $42.24
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.33
More on Edgemoor: Data

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,390
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $93.8
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.91
More on North Star: Data

Wilmington Manor, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,608
Percent Democrat: 62.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.92
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.27
More on Wilmington Manor: PhotosData

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Delaware

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

If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Delaware:

  1. Seaford
  2. Milford
  3. Smyrna

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Delaware

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Brookside, DE 13,554 62.0%
2 Pike Creek, DE 8,740 62.0%
3 Glasgow, DE 15,280 62.0%
4 Bear, DE 20,401 62.0%
5 Newark, DE 33,243 62.0%
6 New Castle, DE 5,364 62.0%
7 Pike Creek Valley, DE 10,823 62.0%
8 Edgemoor, DE 6,178 62.0%
9 North Star, DE 7,390 62.0%
10 Wilmington Manor, DE 7,608 62.0%
11 Elsmere, DE 6,097 62.0%
12 Claymont, DE 8,707 62.0%
13 Wilmington, DE 71,276 62.0%
14 Hockessin, DE 13,672 62.0%
15 Dover, DE 37,109 44.6%
16 Smyrna, DE 11,276 44.6%
17 Milford, DE 10,645 37.1%
18 Seaford, DE 7,447 37.1%

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