10 Whitest Cities In America For 2019


We used science and data to determine the whitest large city in the US based on the most recent Census data.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the whitest cities in America.

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What’s up home slice?

Or maybe more to the point in these cities…

How’s it hanging white bread?

Because today we are taking a look at the whitest cities in America. These are the large cities in the US that would get Mitt Romney excited — white-topias if you will.

To our surprise, Iowa only makes one appearance in the top ten. However, after further review, that was only because two cities in Iowa have a large enough population to rank — and both are pretty white.

I guess Amazon should think of opening a couple of more Whole Foods in Billings, the whitest city in America for 2019. For reference, America is about 60% white, while Billings clocks in at 86%.

And maybe Iowa isn’t the whiteland I thought it was, it’s only the fifth whitest state overall.

To see exactly how we calculated these rankings, read on. Or if you’re already comfortable in the whiteness of your city, check out:

How We Determined The Most Whitest Large Cities in The US

When we analyze what it’s like to live in a certain place, we simply look at statistics. In particular, we can look to the recently released 2013-2017 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 273 in terms of that percentage with the city having the highest overall percentage being named the “Whitest City In America” — Billings, MT.

The “least white” city according to the data? That would be East Los Angeles, CA which is only 1.78% white as of the latest data.

Here’s a look at the top ten.

1. Billings, MT

Billings, Mt

Population: 109,082
Percent White: 85.5%
Percent White 2010: 87.5%
Percent Change: -5.1%
More on Billings: PhotosRankings | Data

Billings takes the top spot for being the whitest city in America for 2019.

2. Springfield, MO

Springfield, Mo

Population: 165,785
Percent White: 85.3%
Percent White 2010: 88.0%
Percent Change: -1.1%
More on Springfield: PhotosRankings | Data

In what came as a surprise to me, Springfield ranks as the second whitest city in America.

Why is it surprising?

Well, the south as a whole normally ranks as pretty diverse, but it turns out that Springfield wasn’t all that friendly to minorities back in the day which led to a mass exodus of African Americans from the city.

3. Fargo, ND

Fargo, Nd

Population: 118,099
Percent White: 84.5%
Percent White 2010: 90.5%
Percent Change: -7.6%
More on Fargo: PhotosRankings | Data

The home to everyone’s favorite detective — and not much else — Fargo ranks as the third whitest big city in America.

4. Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, Ia

Source: Public domain

Population: 130,330
Percent White: 83.6%
Percent White 2010: 87.1%
Percent Change: 0.3%
More on Cedar Rapids: PhotosRankings | Data

Our Iowa spotting has arrived! Cedar Rapids, with a 84.4% white population secures the 4th spot on our list.

Phew, glad they proved my assumptions about corn country correct.

5. Boise City, ID

Boise City, Id

Population: 220,859
Percent White: 82.6%
Percent White 2010: 86.2%
Percent Change: -2.6%
More on Boise City: PhotosRankings | Data

You have your sweet potatoes and yellow potatoes and purple potatoes. But in Boise City they are only interested in one kind of potato — the russet potato.

6. Sterling Heights, MI

Sterling Heights, Mi

Population: 131,996
Percent White: 82.3%
Percent White 2010: 85.3%
Percent Change: 1.9%
More on Sterling Heights: PhotosRankings | Data

While basically every city in America is getting less white over time, Sterling Heights, MI bucks the trend. It places as the fifth whitest city in America and is only getting whiter.

7. Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, Sd

Population: 170,401
Percent White: 82.2%
Percent White 2010: 85.6%
Percent Change: -10.0%
More on Sioux Falls: PhotosRankings | Data

Not to be out done by its northern neighbor, Sioux Falls gives South Dakota an appearance in the top ten.

Over 82% of the city identifies as white.

8. Spokane, WA

Spokane, Wa

Population: 212,982
Percent White: 81.5%
Percent White 2010: 84.7%
Percent Change: 0.8%
More on Spokane: PhotosRankings | Data

Just so we have some level of west coast representation (because Idaho doesn’t count), Spokane makes an appearance at number 7.

The white people here are angry as Spokane ranks as one of the more dangerous cities in Washington state and America.

9. Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Az

Population: 239,283
Percent White: 81.0%
Percent White 2010: 84.6%
Percent Change: -4.8%
More on Scottsdale: PhotosRankings | Data

Moving up a spot this year, the ninth whitest city in the US is Scottsdale.

Surprised? We would have thought somewhere more like Indianapolis would show up here or Kansas City. Instead, we ended up in the Arizona desert at the end of the top ten.

10. Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins, Co

Population: 159,150
Percent White: 80.6%
Percent White 2010: 83.3%
Percent Change: -9.9%
More on Fort Collins: PhotosRankings | Data

Rounding out the top ten us brings us to Fort Collins, a new comer to the top ten this year.

Fort Collins is about a bland a city as you’ll come across in Colorado. There’s some energy companies, some skiing, some white people, and not much else.

There You Have It — The Whitest Big Cities in America

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

So don’t mind Billings “Wonder Bread” Montana 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. East Los Angeles
  2. Hialeah
  3. Miami Gardens

For more reading, check out:

Whitest Cities In America For 2019

City Rank % White
Billings, MT 1 85.5%
Springfield, MO 2 85.3%
Fargo, ND 3 84.5%
Cedar Rapids, IA 4 83.6%
Boise City, ID 5 82.6%
Sterling Heights, MI 6 82.3%
Sioux Falls, SD 7 82.2%
Spokane, WA 8 81.5%
Scottsdale, AZ 9 81.0%
Fort Collins, CO 10 80.6%
Lincoln, NE 11 80.6%
Arvada, CO 12 80.4%
Evansville, IN 13 79.9%
Manchester, NH 14 79.5%
Overland Park, KS 15 79.0%
Eugene, OR 16 78.6%
Independence, MO 17 77.9%
Rochester, MN 18 76.4%
Provo, UT 19 75.9%
Olathe, KS 20 75.6%
Columbia, MO 21 75.5%
Madison, WI 22 74.5%
Vancouver, WA 23 72.9%
Norman, OK 24 72.8%
Cape Coral, FL 25 72.8%
Charleston, SC 26 72.1%
Wilmington, NC 27 72.1%
Lexington, KY 28 71.8%
Springfield, IL 29 71.6%
Knoxville, TN 30 71.5%
Green Bay, WI 31 71.1%
Portland, OR 32 71.0%
Gilbert, AZ 33 70.9%
Peoria, AZ 34 70.7%
Surprise, AZ 35 70.3%
Lakewood, CO 36 70.0%
Metairie, LA 37 69.4%
Roseville, CA 38 69.2%
Warren, MI 39 69.0%
Topeka, KS 40 68.9%
Colorado Springs, CO 41 68.7%
Ann Arbor, MI 42 68.6%
Thousand Oaks, CA 43 68.4%
Naperville, IL 44 68.3%
Fort Wayne, IN 45 68.3%
Murfreesboro, TN 46 68.2%
Clearwater, FL 47 68.1%
Salem, OR 48 67.6%
Omaha, NE 49 67.4%
Westminster, CO 50 67.2%
Henderson, NV 51 67.0%
Louisville, KY 52 66.5%
Des Moines, IA 53 66.5%
Salt Lake City, UT 54 65.9%
Gresham, OR 55 65.3%
Seattle, WA 56 65.3%
Everett, WA 57 65.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 58 64.7%
Cary, NC 59 64.1%
Wichita, KS 60 63.1%
Huntington Beach, CA 61 63.1%
St. Petersburg, FL 62 63.1%
Mesa, AZ 63 62.6%
Virginia Beach, VA 64 62.5%
Arlington, VA 65 62.3%
Cambridge, MA 66 61.6%
Glendale, CA 67 61.4%
Mckinney, TX 68 61.4%
Palm Bay, FL 69 61.3%
Wichita Falls, TX 70 61.1%
Reno, NV 71 60.9%
Lafayette, LA 72 60.3%
Simi Valley, CA 73 60.3%
Tacoma, WA 74 60.3%
Frisco, TX 75 60.2%
Minneapolis, MN 76 59.9%
Grand Rapids, MI 77 59.7%
Toledo, OH 78 59.6%
Denton, TX 79 59.6%
Anchorage, AK 80 59.2%
Chandler, AZ 81 59.1%
Abilene, TX 82 58.8%
Akron, OH 83 58.8%
Clarksville, TN 84 58.7%
Huntsville, AL 85 58.5%
Chesapeake, VA 86 58.4%
Tempe, AZ 87 57.7%
Thornton, CO 88 57.6%
Port St. Lucie, FL 89 57.4%
Gainesville, FL 90 57.3%
Peoria, IL 91 57.2%
Worcester, MA 92 57.1%
Columbus, OH 93 56.8%
Burbank, CA 94 56.7%
Chattanooga, TN 95 56.5%
San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA 96 56.3%
Indianapolis, IN 97 55.9%
Nashville, TN 98 55.6%
Kansas City, MO 99 55.5%
Amarillo, TX 100 55.5%

23 thoughts on “10 Whitest Cities In America For 2019

  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.

    1. Me too. There are still towns that are 93-96% white if you know where to look.

  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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