This recent story from WGMD caught my attention. It is about an election this weekend in Millville, DE. This town is located a couple of miles from where I grew up. The WGMD story stated, “73 citizens of Millville have voted.” The first thing that went through my head was, “that was a very low turnout.” Instead, the story says that this is Millville’s largest election turnout. Well that still didn’t do much to remove my low turnout idea. It wasn’t until I looked in Wikipedia and found that the town population reported during the 2000 census was 259. Removing the 48 residents under 18 and unable to vote, you are left with 211 adults. Using those numbers, I would say that the turnout numbers were very good.
It’s a small town, which are notorious for low election turnouts, with about 35% of the town’s adults voting.
Millville, with 259 residents covering 0.5 square miles, is a small town, although it isn’t as small as Dellview, NC.
According to census numbers in Wikipedia, Dellview has a population of 10 living in 0.11 square miles. It is the smallest town in North Carolina, and it may even be the smallest town in the US.