These Are The 10 Best Places In Delaware To Catch Pokemon

These are the cities and towns in Delaware where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Delaware who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Delaware, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the First State:

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

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Delaware. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Delaware in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Delaware in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Delaware have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Delaware.


1. New Castle

New Castle, Delaware

Population: 5,346
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.66
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.18

2. Elsmere

Elsmere, Delaware

Population: 6,149
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.76
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.23
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.76
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.6

3. Seaford

Seaford, Delaware

Population: 7,163
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.81
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.7
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.38
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.49

4. Milford

Milford, Delaware

Population: 9,882
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.53
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.51
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.07
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.62

5. Smyrna

Smyrna, Delaware

Population: 10,681
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.87
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.66

6. Newark

Newark, Delaware

Population: 32,278
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.61
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.28
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.83
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.56

7. Dover

Dover, Delaware

Population: 36,826
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.87
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.35
Churches Per 1,000 People: 1.63
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.22

8. Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware

Population: 71,263
Parks Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 0.84
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.34

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Delaware where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Delaware with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Elsmere (Photos)
  2. New Castle (Photos)
  3. Seaford (Photos)
  4. Smyrna (Photos)
  5. Milford (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Delaware To Catch Pokemon

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

About Nick Johnson

Nick has been working and writing about real estate for almost ten years. He's written about everything from the best places to live to the most boring places to live.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 140,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.