The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Delaware For 2024

The hippiest cities in Delaware are Elsmere and New Castle for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Delaware.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the First State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Delaware, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Cities In Delaware With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2024

  1. Elsmere
  2. New Castle
  3. Milford
  4. Seaford
  5. Newark
  6. Wilmington
  7. Smyrna
  8. Dover

Best Places For Hippies In Delaware Map

What’s the hippiest city in Delaware? The hippiest city in Delaware is Elsmere.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

Elsmere, DE

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Population: 6,149
% Liberal: 66.3%
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New Castle, DE

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Population: 5,346
% Liberal: 66.3%
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Milford, DE

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Population: 9,882
% Liberal: 42.9%
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Seaford, DE

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Population: 7,163
% Liberal: 42.9%
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Newark, DE

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Population: 32,278
% Liberal: 66.3%
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Wilmington, DE

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Population: 71,263
% Liberal: 66.3%
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Smyrna, DE

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Population: 10,681
% Liberal: 51.7%
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Dover, DE

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Population: 36,826
% Liberal: 51.7%
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in Delaware

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Delaware, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 8 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Delaware.” We’re looking at you, Elsmere.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of Delaware

If you’re measuring the locations in Delaware where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

The most hippie cities in Delaware are Elsmere, New Castle, Milford, Seaford, Newark, Wilmington, Smyrna, and Dover.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Delaware:

  1. Dover
  2. Smyrna
  3. Wilmington

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In Delaware

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Elsmere 6,149 66.3%
2 New Castle 5,346 66.3%
3 Milford 9,882 42.9%
4 Seaford 7,163 42.9%
5 Newark 32,278 66.3%
6 Wilmington 71,263 66.3%
7 Smyrna 10,681 51.7%
8 Dover 36,826 51.7%
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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