The 10 Whitest Cities In The United States For 2024

The whitest cities in the US are Springfield and Billings for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Whitest cities in the United States research summary. We used Saturday Night Science to research the whitest cities in the US for 2024. The data comes from the 2018-2022 American Community Survey which breaks down race by Hispanic/Latino origin in table B03002. We limited our analysis to the 272 cities over 100,000 people.

  • The whitest city in the United States is Springfield, MO. It is 84.1% white.

  • The city in the United States with the largest white population is New York, NY with 2,687,138 white people.

  • The least white city in the United States is Miami Gardens, FL. It is 2.0% white.

  • The whitest state in the United States is Vermont.

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Amazon should think of opening a couple more Whole Foods in Springfield, MO, the whitest city in America for 2024. For reference, America is about 60% white, while Springfield clocks in at 84.1%.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In The United States For 2024

Springfield, MO

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Population: 168,873
Percent White: 84.1%
Percent White 2010: 88.0%
Percent Change: -1.6%
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For Pete’s Sake. Springfield? Really? That’s kinda a shocker.

In Springfield, the white population is 84.1%. That’s down from 88.0% white ten years ago, meaning Springfield may have been the whitest city in America ten years ago.

But Missouri is sort of in the south, isn’t it? Not technically – it’s more in the midwest, but it’s one of those transition states. Like West Virginia and North Carolina. Anyways, when you look at a list of the whitest states, Missouri isn’t even in the top 20. So, why Springfield, then? After doing some research, it turns out that Springfield wasn’t all that friendly to minorities back in the early 1900s, which led to a mass exodus of African Americans from the city.

Ok, got it.

Bass Pro Shops has their headquarters here. They don’t have a ferris wheel in their store, but it’s still pretty cool in there. And if there’s one thing white people in the midwest or south or wherever Missouri is like to do is…fish. Look at all of the places in Springfield area where you can fish or buy fishing things!

The Springfield Chamber of Commerce used to give visiting dignitaries an “Ozark Hillbilly Medallion to celebrate Springfield’s connections to hillbillies in the region. If that’s not the most white thing on this video, I don’t know what is. Springfield’s Greene County supported President Trump by nearly a 2-1 margin.

Review Of Springfield by HomeSnacks User

The police here pat their selfs on the back every time crime drops 1%. R**e, drug crimes, death by car wrecks is common. Homeless are shipped here from KC. The city council has issues with the north side of town. Very little money is spent there but the south side of town money is poured into it. The mayor lives on the south side.

Lots of good Restaurants to eat at. Sams is good

Lots of small family run businesses. Small towns around Springfield are great to visit. And Flea markets abound

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Billings, MT

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Population: 117,093
Percent White: 83.5%
Percent White 2010: 87.5%
Percent Change: -10.1%
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And where is the 2nd whitest city of them all? If you guessed somewhere way up north where it’s cold, than you guessed right. It’s Billings, Montana. Here in Billings, the white population is 83.5%.

Billings just oozes whiteness.

You can enjoy some golf while you herd your wild buffalo and shoot beer cans. Because that’s what I’d imagine people do for fun in the whitest city around.

Cowboys are a total white thing, and Montana loves them some cowboyin stuff. They love ropin, ridin’ and mutton’ bustin. For all those who are not aware of mutton’ bustin, its when a kid tries to ride a sheep around for at least 8 seconds. White people in Montana love to hunt. They love it so much, that a ton of people have deer stands in their front yards here. Montana people will actually call in sick to work on the opening day of hunting season.

You can judge a white Billings man by the number of does he plugged last winter, and by the size of his gun.

They only thing they’re missing here is a Whole Foods. You’ve have to drive alllll the way down to Colorado to get your Avocado Ice Cream. And unsurprisingly, Yellowstone County overwhelmingly supported President Trump.

Review Of Billings by HomeSnacks User

I’ve had a brother that lived in Billings MT and we have cousins that live in Malta and Chinook MT. Anytime we’ve ever been there we’ve always enjoyed the different beauty and life style.

Farming is on the range there and farming in other places have different ways to raising their animals but they all come out the same if it’s for the same purpose

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Boise City, ID

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Population: 234,192
Percent White: 81.2%
Percent White 2010: 86.2%
Percent Change: -6.9%
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Jiminy Christmas, Boysee. You are whi to the ite. Of course, Boise would be on this list. Boise is 81.2% white, which is about a 6.9% whiteness drop from ten years ago.

Driving around Boise, you’ll see a lot of cars with ski, kayak or bike racks because people are all about being a part of their environment here. Plus, most are white, and those are all very white things to do. You have your sweet potatoes and yellow potatoes and purple potatoes. But in Boise they are only interested in one kind of potato — the white potato. JK is that even a thing?

One major magazine called Idaho the second best state for second amendment supporters. And we know how much white people like their sidearms. Half of all white households in America has protection in the house.

if you look at the statistics, Idaho ranks 4th in the nation for milk production. So Boise makes a lot of milk, but are Boisians drinking their milk, too?

Fargo, ND

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Population: 127,319
Percent White: 80.2%
Percent White 2010: 90.5%
Percent Change: -10.1%
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You’d have to be a bit crazy to choose to live this far north. And, as it turns out, white people are apparently that kind of crazy. The white population in Fargo is currently 80.2%, which is actually 10.1% less white than in 2010. If you’re a white ice fisherman named Ned who drives his snowmobile to work every day, you likely live here in Fargo.

According to government research, the white population drinks far more booze than any other race. In fact, some studies say white folks drink three times more than any other race. Well, Fargo North Dakota has a ton of drinkers, since most of the people are white, and North Dakota is the drunkest state in the nation.

Fargo is home to the ever-popular sporting goods store, Scheels, which…what the heck? There’s a ferris wheel inside the store? That might be the coolest story I’ve ever seen.

Unsurprisingly, there were very few voters who didn’t vote for Trump in the last presidential election in the greater Fargo region.

Sterling Heights, MI

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Population: 133,744
Percent White: 79.9%
Percent White 2010: 85.3%
Percent Change: 3.4%
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Where’s our next whitest city in the US? That would be Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Today, Sterling Heights is 79.9% white, which is actually -3.4% higher than it was the last time the census was taken. Sterling Heights is a posh Detroit suburb – so close in fact, that it really puts into perspective how big the gap is between races in America, based on just a few miles.

Sterling Heights is 79.9% white, and is the 5th whitest city in America. Detroit is 82% black – and has the highest concentration of black Americans of all major cities. And they’re only about 20 miles apart.

What’s interesting about Sterling Heights, is that almost the entire population is white, Asian – at 5% and… Iraqi at 4%. There are more people in Sterling Heights born in Iraq than any other foreign country. In fact, Michigan is 2nd in the nation for number of Middle Eastern born residents, and they call a section of Sterling Heights Little Baghdad.

Rapper Eminem briefly lived in Sterling Heights for a brief period. He’s like the whitest rapper ever.

Hockey is a big deal in Michigan, in case you didn’t know – Michigan was ranked as the 2nd best state for hockey. Along with the great traditions at Michigan State and the University of Michigan, the Detroit Red Wings are quite possibly the most popular hockey team in America. And, as you might expect, white people play hockey a TON. 93% of all pro hockey players are…white.

In terms of politics, this part of Michigan is very conservative.

Spokane, WA

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Population: 227,922
Percent White: 79.6%
Percent White 2010: 84.7%
Percent Change: -3.7%
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Welcome to the state of Washington, and, in particular, to the city of Spokane, on the eastern fringes of the Idaho border. This is Bigfoot country!

Spokane is 79.6% white, and slightly growing more whiter. Apparently, all these white people need some Jerry Fallwell in their lives, since Spokane ranks as not only one of the most dangerous cities in the region, but in America.

Spokane is known for a few things – including a far higher than average white college basketball team. Local forums indicate Spokane is filled with a few things that are pretty white. Especially the outdoor activities part. White people sure like to hike and camp.

One white stereotype is that white folks like to bring their dogs into restaurants. Well, the ‘Kan meets that criteria. Did you know Washington ranks in the top ten for dog friendly states? It’s true. And Spokane in particular, has a ton of places where you can take your dog out for a meal with you. There’s also a large park downtown, and white people like going to parks, that’s for sure.

John Stockton is from Spokane, and he’s like the most white boy basketball player ever to play the game. Remember this lady? This is Rachel Dolezal. She’s white, but pretended to be black and actually ran Spokane’s NAACP Chapter for a year before resigning.

Spokane County is very conservative, and chose President Trump by a very wide margin.

Sioux Falls, SD

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Population: 193,401
Percent White: 79.3%
Percent White 2010: 85.6%
Percent Change: -20.3%
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Heavens to Betsy, Sioux Falls, South Dakota sure is white. And not just caucasian. I mean pale and pasty white. It’s pretty cold and dark here for a majority of the year, meaning the white population here has to find all sorts of creative ways to remain occupied for long stretches of the year. That means long hours spent indoors watching Friends reruns and playing parcheesi.

But people seem to like it here – the population of Sioux Falls has increased 22% in the last ten years.

South Dakota is home to Mt. Rushmore, which is a big mountain with four big white men on it.

If you live in Sioux Falls, odds are you drive a pick up truck, drink Budweiser and chew tobacco. Sioux Falls and the greater surrounding area isn’t all hicks and Indian Casinos, though. There’s plenty of golf courses in the area, and they have a zoo. White people like zoos. They also have a butterfly house. Do white people like butterflies? OMG YES!

Obviously you get a lot of snow in this part of the country, and Sioux Falls has lots of stuff for white folks to do – snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding are all very much white sports.

Is Sioux Falls conservative? You betcha. In fact, practically the entire state of South Dakota voted for Trump.

Review Of Sioux Falls by HomeSnacks User

I enjoy Sioux Falls since there’s a little bit of everything. Airport near the north end for when I go on vacation, plenty of great restaurants around, some really nice bars downtown, and I can generally find what I’m looking for here.

The amount of construction going around where I live and work

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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Population: 136,929
Percent White: 78.5%
Percent White 2010: 87.1%
Percent Change: 1.6%
More on Cedar Rapids: Data | Crime | Cost Of Living | Real Estate

What in tarnation? Is this going to be the only Iowa city on this list? As it stands today, Cedar Rapids is 78.5% white, and that number is slowly going down.

Did you know Cedar Rapids is the cereal capital of the world? Cedar Rapids is home to Quaker Oaks, General Mills and Post. Do white people eat cereal more than minorities? I couldn’t find a definitive answer, but if I smelled Cinnamon Toast Crunch all day long, I’d probably be in heaven.

Cedar Rapids is hosting a White Privilege Conference later this year. What the hell is that all about? “Whites need to acknowledge and work through the negative historical implications of ‘Whiteness’ and create for ourselves a transformed identity as White people committed to equity and social change…To teach my White students and my own children…that there are different ways of being White.”

Hmm. Odd.

And of course, there’s farming. Iowa is farm country, mister, and you can bet many families earn their incomes from putting food on your table.

Linn County, and Cedar Rapids, supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Fort Collins, CO

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Population: 168,758
Percent White: 78.0%
Percent White 2010: 83.3%
Percent Change: -12.8%
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Son of a biscuit! Fort Collins, Colorado begins our list. It’s 78.0% white. In comparison, East Los Angeles, America’s least white city, is 97% Latino. A real big difference.

Fort Collins is starting to look a little more like East L.A. lately, when you look at the stats. While 4 out of 5 people are white, each year, Fort Collins becomes about 1% less white. We read some of the forums to get local perspective. One guy said Fort Collins is, “old white people, white students, white techies, white pot heads, white hippies, and white drunks.”

Colorado ranks 8th in the country for number of vegetables consumed. And according to research by the US Census, white people eat more vegetables than any other race. So, while that’s great for the white folks here in Fort Collins, they make up for it in terms of beer consumption. It’s pretty well known that white folks like their beer, and Fort Collins is a beer lovers paradise. It has four breweries of note, and employs 14x as many brewery industry workers as other cities its size.

Apparently, there are rumblings of how white folks are treating minorities in Fort Collins, and in Larimer County in particular. If you’re a white person and you’re being a jerk to minorities here, you should stop. It’s not cool, dude. Another interesting fact: Laramie County voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and by a comfortable margin.

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Lincoln, NE

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Population: 290,531
Percent White: 78.0%
Percent White 2010: 84.1%
Percent Change: -6.4%
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Son of a biscuit! Lincoln, Nebraska ends our list. It’s 78.0% white. In comparison, East Los Angeles, America’s least white city, is 97% Latino. A real big difference.

Lincoln is starting to look a little more like East L.A. lately, when you look at the stats. While 4 out of 5 people are white, each year, Lincoln becomes about 1% less white. We read some of the forums to get local perspective. One guy said Lincoln is, “old white people, white students, white techies, white pot heads, white hippies, and white drunks.”

Nebraska ranks 8th in the country for number of vegetables consumed. And according to research by the US Census, white people eat more vegetables than any other race. So, while that’s great for the white folks here in Lincoln, they make up for it in terms of beer consumption. It’s pretty well known that white folks like their beer.

Methodology: How We Determined The Most Whitest Large Cities in The US

When we analyze what it’s like to live in a particular place, we use Saturday Night Science.

In this instance, we can look to the recently released 2018-2022 American Community Survey for a detailed breakdown of race by city.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002, which has the breakdown of people by Hispanic/Latino and race.

Limiting our analysis to only cities greater than 100,000 people, we looked at the percentage of the population of each city that identified as non-Hispanic/Latino white.

We then ranked each city from 1 to 272 in terms of that percentage, with the city having the highest overall percentage being named the “Whitest City In America” — Springfield, MO.

The “least white” city, according to the data? That would be Miami Gardens, FL which is only 2.0% white as of the latest data.

We updated this article for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the whitest cities in America.

Summary: The Whitest Big Cities in The United States

After measuring the white population of every major city in America, we are left with Springfield as the whitest of the white.

The whitest cities in the United States are Springfield, MO, Billings, MT, Boise City, ID, Fargo, ND, Sterling Heights, MI, Spokane, WA, Sioux Falls, SD, Cedar Rapids, IA, Fort Collins, CO, and Lincoln, NE.

So don’t mind Springfield “Wonder Bread” Missouri as it goes and grabs a piece of avocado toast — it can’t help itself.

And for those playing at home, here’s a look at the least white cities in America:

  1. Miami Gardens
  2. East Los Angeles
  3. Hialeah

For more reading, check out:

White Population By City In The United States For 2024

Rank City Population White Population % White
1 Springfield, MO 168,873 142,044 84.1%
2 Billings, MT 117,093 97,799 83.5%
3 Boise City, ID 234,192 190,219 81.2%
4 Fargo, ND 127,319 102,126 80.2%
5 Sterling Heights, MI 133,744 106,873 79.9%
6 Spokane, WA 227,922 181,368 79.6%
7 Sioux Falls, SD 193,401 153,293 79.3%
8 Cedar Rapids, IA 136,929 107,500 78.5%
9 Fort Collins, CO 168,758 131,708 78.0%
10 Lincoln, NE 290,531 226,533 78.0%
11 Scottsdale, AZ 240,537 187,473 77.9%
12 Arvada, CO 123,066 95,861 77.9%
13 Eugene, OR 176,755 135,958 76.9%
14 Evansville, IN 116,906 89,716 76.7%
15 Overland Park, KS 196,676 148,659 75.6%
16 Olathe, KS 142,114 106,680 75.1%
17 Columbia, MO 126,172 92,919 73.6%
18 Independence, MO 122,218 89,123 72.9%
19 Manchester, NH 115,037 83,786 72.8%
20 Rochester, MN 120,848 87,926 72.8%
21 Provo, UT 114,400 83,095 72.6%
22 Knoxville, TN 191,857 138,266 72.1%
23 Charleston, SC 149,960 107,318 71.6%
24 Wilmington, NC 116,933 83,656 71.5%
25 Madison, WI 268,516 192,062 71.5%
26 Norman, OK 127,701 89,212 69.9%
27 Springfield, IL 114,214 79,579 69.7%
28 Lexington, KY 321,276 223,753 69.6%
29 Portland, OR 646,101 441,135 68.3%
30 Lakewood, CO 156,149 106,435 68.2%
31 Metairie, LA 140,046 94,924 67.8%
32 Ann Arbor, MI 122,216 82,571 67.6%
33 Vancouver, WA 190,700 128,803 67.5%
34 Gilbert, AZ 267,267 179,398 67.1%
35 Cape Coral, FL 198,912 133,222 67.0%
36 Green Bay, WI 106,846 71,212 66.6%
37 Colorado Springs, CO 479,612 317,725 66.2%
38 Topeka, KS 126,431 83,553 66.1%
39 Surprise, AZ 145,591 95,958 65.9%
40 Murfreesboro, TN 153,487 100,817 65.7%
41 Clearwater, FL 116,984 76,685 65.6%
42 Salem, OR 175,754 114,673 65.2%
43 Westminster, CO 115,502 75,329 65.2%
44 Salt Lake City, UT 201,269 131,152 65.2%
45 Omaha, NE 489,201 318,509 65.1%
46 Fort Wayne, IN 264,514 171,313 64.8%
47 Peoria, AZ 191,292 122,919 64.3%
48 Thousand Oaks, CA 126,532 81,051 64.1%
49 Roseville, CA 148,879 94,806 63.7%
50 Naperville, IL 149,089 94,878 63.6%
51 St. Petersburg, FL 259,343 164,908 63.6%
52 Des Moines, IA 213,164 135,085 63.4%
53 Pittsburgh, PA 303,843 191,623 63.1%
54 Louisville, KY 629,176 395,983 62.9%
55 Warren, MI 138,588 86,799 62.6%
56 Gresham, OR 113,525 70,572 62.2%
57 Wichita, KS 395,951 243,796 61.6%
58 Glendale, CA 194,512 119,589 61.5%
59 Seattle, WA 734,603 449,535 61.2%
60 Mesa, AZ 503,390 303,504 60.3%
61 Minneapolis, MN 426,877 256,323 60.0%
62 Virginia Beach, VA 457,900 274,504 59.9%
63 Huntington Beach, CA 197,481 118,080 59.8%
64 Arlington, VA 235,845 140,409 59.5%
65 Lafayette, LA 121,706 72,411 59.5%
66 Reno, NV 265,196 157,761 59.5%
67 Henderson, NV 318,063 188,650 59.3%
68 Cary, NC 174,880 103,497 59.2%
69 Everett, WA 110,847 65,366 59.0%
70 Wichita Falls, TX 102,482 60,333 58.9%
71 Grand Rapids, MI 198,096 115,281 58.2%
72 Tacoma, WA 219,234 125,379 57.2%
73 Denton, TX 142,262 81,000 56.9%
74 Abilene, TX 126,356 71,935 56.9%
75 Huntsville, AL 215,025 122,373 56.9%
76 Simi Valley, CA 126,153 71,649 56.8%
77 Chattanooga, TN 181,288 102,559 56.6%
78 Toledo, OH 269,962 152,706 56.6%
79 Akron, OH 190,273 106,682 56.1%
80 Cambridge, MA 117,962 66,070 56.0%
81 Clarksville, TN 167,882 93,165 55.5%
82 Palm Bay, FL 121,513 67,348 55.4%
83 Gainesville, FL 142,414 78,768 55.3%
84 Anchorage, AK 290,674 160,574 55.2%
85 Mckinney, TX 196,160 108,329 55.2%
86 Burbank, CA 106,389 58,743 55.2%
87 Kansas City, MO 505,958 279,313 55.2%
88 Chandler, AZ 275,618 152,143 55.2%
89 Chesapeake, VA 249,377 137,583 55.2%
90 Peoria, IL 113,054 62,099 54.9%
91 Nashville, TN 684,103 375,668 54.9%
92 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance), GA 126,672 69,320 54.7%
93 Denver, CO 710,800 382,813 53.9%
94 Santa Rosa, CA 178,221 95,442 53.6%
95 Tempe, AZ 181,005 96,762 53.5%
96 San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA 110,358 58,890 53.4%
97 Columbus, OH 902,449 478,828 53.1%
98 Tulsa, OK 411,938 218,194 53.0%
99 Port St. Lucie, FL 210,520 111,450 52.9%
100 Lansing, MI 112,986 59,487 52.6%
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22 thoughts on “The 10 Whitest Cities In The United States For 2024

  1. Wow the writer is a stereotypical idiot. So are you going to do an article full of tired cliches about other races as well. Like- I guess KFC n Churchs should open some more chicken shacks in Detroit? Or list their quintessential pass times? No you wont. Be ause you are a selective racist, a coward and a lazy writer.

    1. This article is great, and white places are usually the most developed and nicer, with less criminality.

  2. This is a useful información. Do not pay attention to idiots that just check articles like this one to spread their lack of intelligence. Greetings!

  3. Funny that the writer stereotypes these cities as boring and bland due to their whiteness. Guess the writer needs some minorities to spice up the neighborhood with gangs, petty and violent crime, and decreases in school quality…

  4. I cannot fathom where this individual got their stats from. I can name 5 cities with 90%+ white off the top of my head…without even looking it up.
    I can even name two that are gaining white people…Imagine that.

    We need to take most of the blacks, asians and hispanics and send them back to their country or just leave them in the ocean.
    I’m all for it…And I’m a liberal.

  5. I checked this out for a good reason After living in California for 34 years and moved toTexas 5 years ago Between all the darkies coming to Texas not to mention the Mexicans and other foreigners Looking for a place that’s mostly white This is what happens when you open the gates and let the animals out should have never gotten rid of segregation It’s time to stand up and reclaim our place

  6. Lmao I’m with September and Suzie quill which 2 citys are those my wife and me and our six white kids are planning on moving and my sister has 5 white kids and she is trying to relocate as well and her as well as my family want to move to a white area that we dont have to worry about being a minority in in the future

  7. It would be interesting to see a credible report on rates of crime versus race. My observations suggest that the “whiter” the city, the lower the crime rate.

  8. Stowe, VT is the “Whitest” city or town in the USA; 97.7% practically “pure” white. The Von Trapp family (Sound of Music) lives there and still own a ski resort and brewery. Is Sam making fun of where white folks live or is he warning his bruvahs to stay clear of them and stick to Detroit, Watts and SW Chitcago? Eugene, Oregon has high crime because of all the drunken Indians who live around there, not the white folks! Watts should be happy to have the crime rate of Eugene!

  9. Actually, there are KFC, Church’s and Popeye’s on almost every corner in Detroit. I know, I live there…

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