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:
- Wilmington (Photos)
- Newark (Photos)
- New Castle (Photos)
- Smyrna (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 71,549Percent Liberal: 66.3%
Population: 2,617Percent Liberal: 66.3%
Population: 32,740Percent Liberal: 66.3%
4. New Castle
Population: 5,371Percent Liberal: 66.3%
Population: 6,154 Percent Liberal: 66.3%
Population: 10,904Percent Liberal: 51.73%
Population: 3,034Percent Liberal: 51.73%
Population: 3,501Percent Liberal: 51.73%
Population: 3,665 Percent Liberal: 51.73%
Population: 37,144Percent 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:
For more Delaware reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Delaware – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Delaware – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Delaware – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Delaware