Trump won majority of Hampden County towns

GOP candidate carried communities that haven't gone Republican in decades

Donald Trump
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Hillary Clinton may have won Massachusetts, but Republican Donald Trump did much better Tuesday night in western Massachusetts than previous GOP candidates have done.

Trump won 18 of the 23 cities and towns in Hampden County. While Clinton carried the county overall by winning in vote-rich Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke, Trump carried Westfield- the third most populous community in the county. Other larger towns Trump won included Agawam, Ludlow, East Longmeadow, Wilbraham, and Palmer.

Some of these communities, such as Westfield, Agawam, and Ludlow, had not gone to the Republican presidential candidate in decades.

Massachusetts election results town by town

Support for Trump dropped, however, after crossing county lines. He won only three communities in Hampshire County: Granby, Huntington, and Ware; two communities in Franklin County: Orange and Monroe; and no communities at all in Berkshire County. Large communities in these counties, such as Northampton, Amherst, Easthampton, Greenfield, Pittsfield, and North Adams, all posted big wins for Clinton.

It is still an improvement for the GOP, however, as in 2012, Republican Mitt Romney didn’t win any towns in Hampshire or Franklin County.

But while Trump outperformed Romney in western Massachusetts, he did worse than the 2012 nominee in the eastern part of the state. Several suburban communities that have been reliably Republican in presidential elections, such as Wrentham, Boxford, Topsfield, North Andover, Dover, and Norwell, all went to Hillary Clinton; some by large margins.

Here is a listing of which local towns were carried by which candidates:

Donald Trump:

  • Agawam
  • Blandford
  • Brimfield
  • Chester
  • Granby
  • Granville
  • Hampden
  • Huntington
  • Holland
  • Ludlow
  • Monroe
  • Monson
  • Montgomery
  • Orange
  • Palmer
  • Russell
  • Southwick
  • Tolland
  • Wales
  • Ware
  • Westfield
  • Wilbraham

Hillary Clinton:

  • Adams
  • Alford
  • Amherst
  • Ashfield
  • Belchertown
  • Becket
  • Bernardston
  • Buckland
  • Charlemont
  • Cheshire
  • Chesterfield
  • Chicopee
  • Clarksburg
  • Colrain
  • Conway
  • Cummington
  • Dalton
  • Deerfield
  • Egremont
  • Erving
  • Florida
  • Gill
  • Goshen
  • Great Barrington
  • Greenfield
  • Hadley
  • Hancock
  • Hatfield
  • Hawley
  • Heath
  • Hinsdale
  • Holyoke
  • Lanesborough
  • Lee
  • Lenox
  • Leverett
  • Leyden
  • Longmeadow
  • Montague
  • Monterey
  • Mount Washington
  • New Ashford
  • New Marlborough
  • New Salem
  • North Adams
  • Northampton
  • Northfield
  • Otis
  • Pelham
  • Peru
  • Pittsfield
  • Plainfield
  • Richmond
  • Rowe
  • Sandisfield
  • Savoy
  • Sheffield
  • Shelburne
  • Shutesbury
  • Southampton
  • South Hadley
  • Springfield
  • Stockbridge
  • Sunderland
  • Tyringham
  • Warwick
  • Washington
  • Wendell
  • Westhampton
  • West Springfield
  • West Stockbridge
  • Windsor
  • Whately
  • Worthington
  • Williamsburg
  • Williamstown