These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Colorado are whiter than wonder bread.

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You’re at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you’ll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you’re leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in Colorado?

Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Centennial State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Colorado for 2018:

  1. Berthoud (Photos)
  2. Woodland Park (Photos)
  3. Estes Park (Photos)
  4. Vail (Photos)
  5. Cherry Hills Village
  6. Windsor (Photos)
  7. Steamboat Springs (Photos)
  8. Castle Pines
  9. Cañon City
  10. Manitou Springs (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Federal Heights is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

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How we determined the whitest places in Colorado for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Colorado, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, but being one of the whitest cities in Colorado means much more than just having a high percentage of folks who are of the Caucasian persuasion.

These are cities jam-packed with all the stuff white folks love, based on everyone’s favorite stereotypes. After breaking it down, we came up with following criteria to run on 76 cities:

  • Percentage of population that’s white
  • Whole Foods per capita
  • Farmers markets per capita
  • Vegan restaurants per capita
  • Pottery Barns per capita
  • Yoga studios per capita

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a state. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 76 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a whiteness index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest whiteness index the ‘Whitest City In Colorado.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Berthoud.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in whitebread central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from whitest to most diverse in Colorado.

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1. Berthoud

Berthoud, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,766
Percent White: 94.2%

2. Woodland Park

Woodland Park, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,180
Percent White: 93.9%

3. Estes Park

Estes Park, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,230
Percent White: 93.0%

4. Vail

Vail, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,363
Percent White: 89.6%

5. Cherry Hills Village

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,414
Percent White: 89.5%

6. Windsor

Windsor, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,154
Percent White: 88.7%

7. Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,336
Percent White: 87.9%

8. Castle Pines

Castle Pines, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,389
Percent White: 87.6%

9. Cañon City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 16,445
Percent White: 87.1%

10. Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,217
Percent White: 87.0%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Colorado

Measuring both the locations with the highest percentage of white people, as well as the number of stereo-typically white venues, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Colorado.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Colorado for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Berthoud 1 5,766 94.2%
Woodland Park 2 7,180 93.9%
Estes Park 3 6,230 93.0%
Vail 4 5,363 89.6%
Cherry Hills Village 5 6,414 89.5%
Windsor 6 21,154 88.7%
Steamboat Springs 7 12,336 87.9%
Castle Pines 8 10,389 87.6%
Cañon City 9 16,445 87.1%
Manitou Springs 10 5,217 87.0%
Louisville 11 19,972 86.0%
Aspen 12 6,788 85.1%
Loveland 13 73,360 84.4%
Salida 14 5,430 84.2%
Erie 15 20,801 84.1%
Castle Rock 16 53,789 84.1%
Golden 17 20,268 83.7%
Parker 18 48,442 82.9%
Frederick 19 10,791 82.7%
Littleton 20 45,072 81.8%
Wellington 21 7,409 81.8%
Centennial 22 107,862 81.5%
Boulder 23 105,420 81.5%
Greenwood Village 24 15,208 81.2%
Fruita 25 12,790 81.0%
Arvada 26 113,532 80.9%
Fort Collins 27 157,251 80.8%
Firestone 28 11,709 80.8%
John 29 14,379 80.6%
Gunnison 30 6,086 79.7%
Durango 31 17,817 79.6%
Eagle 32 6,603 79.3%
Monument 33 6,346 78.8%
Grand Junction 34 60,630 78.7%
Broomfield 35 62,449 78.1%
Craig 36 8,913 77.8%
Lone Tree 37 12,808 77.3%
Delta 38 8,813 77.0%
Englewood 39 32,523 76.6%
Lafayette 40 27,053 76.3%
Rifle 41 9,488 73.9%
Wheat Ridge 42 31,044 73.8%
Montrose 43 19,016 73.4%
Sterling 44 13,976 72.9%
Superior 45 12,928 70.5%
Lakewood 46 149,793 70.2%
Milliken 47 6,157 70.1%
Colorado Springs 48 448,759 69.1%
Glenwood Springs 49 9,806 68.6%
Westminster 50 111,770 68.4%
Longmont 51 90,719 67.9%
Cortez 52 8,683 66.8%
Northglenn 53 38,128 61.8%
Fountain 54 27,817 59.3%
Lamar 55 7,662 59.0%
Thornton 56 130,511 58.2%
Gypsum 57 6,729 57.9%
Greeley 58 98,975 56.5%
Brighton 59 36,307 54.3%
Edgewater 60 5,278 53.7%
Denver 61 663,303 53.4%
Carbondale 62 6,571 53.3%
Brush 63 5,458 51.6%
Sheridan 64 5,965 51.3%
Evans 65 20,767 50.2%
La Junta 66 6,978 49.2%
Fort Morgan 67 11,346 48.0%
Fort Lupton 68 7,814 47.8%
Lochbuie 69 5,367 47.8%
Avon 70 6,444 46.9%
Commerce City 71 51,731 46.3%
Aurora 72 351,131 46.1%
Alamosa 73 9,671 44.8%
Pueblo 74 108,385 42.5%
Trinidad 75 8,280 41.2%
Federal Heights 76 12,173 35.9%

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