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These were the most searched cities in Delaware in 2016, according to Google

Hint: It wasn't Wilmington.

Middletown, Del. (Photo by Flickr user Patrick Nouhailler used under a Creative Commons license)

What were the most Googled cities in Delaware this year? We’re glad you asked. While we had Google Trends crunch the numbers, we’re here to report the results.
In fifth place was Middletown, (the “grown up” suburb of Newark, Del.) where the local police force was chosen to test out body cameras a few months ago and where the local high school received funding as a part of the public/private Pathways to Prosperity program to prepare those who are not looking for traditional four-year-college plans after high school for the workforce.
In fourth place was New Castle, which is a town that falls within New Castle County. New Castle will now experience better connectivity for commuters who are trying to make their way down to the Wilmington Riverfront, thanks to the Industrial Track Trail extension, which will be completed in 2018.
Third place was Seaford, the home of Spandex and Lycra, which is where the Invista plant is headquartered. Invista is a company that spun-off from DuPont over ten years ago and is now under parent company Koch Industries. The plant employs around 100 workers.

Delaware's most Googled cities in 2016. (Screenshot)

Delaware’s most Googled cities in 2016. (Screenshot)

Second was Millsboro. We showed you some sweet drone footage of it last year. But here’s something you might have not known about this Sussex County destination: It’s also home to recent New York Times reader Edward Robinson, who recently wrote an essay entitled “Religious freedom is a constitutional right, not an infringement on Christianity.”
And in first place was Camden (not to be mistaken for Camden, N.J.), the home of Super Bowl champion Duron Harmon. Camden is along the route that DelDOT’s recent transportation project will affect, connecting some rural parts of Kent County.


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