Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2020


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Colorado.

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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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Colorado for 2020:

  1. Cherry Hills Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Woodland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Berthoud (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Vail (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Steamboat Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Estes Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Windsor (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Louisville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Golden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Loveland (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2020

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,600
% White: 93.7%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Cherry Hills Village is a home rule municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 5987 at the 2010 United States Census. Cherry Hills Village is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is one of the most affluent places in Colorado and the United States.

The city hosted two PGA Championships and the 2005 U.S. Women’s Open at the Cherry Hills Country Club.

The community was named for a grove of cherry trees near the original town site.

Woodland Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,421
% White: 93.09%
More on Woodland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Many residents in this bedroom community, which is surrounded by the one-million acre Pike National Forest, make the 17-mile commute to Colorado Springs. Ute Pass lies 12 miles to the west of Woodland Park on US 24. The population was 6,515 at the 2000 census. Nearby Douglas County is about a fifteen-minute drive from the city.

Berthoud, CO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,518
% White: 91.18%
More on Berthoud: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Berthoud is a Statutory Town in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The town population was 5,105 at the 2010 United States Census. Berthoud is situated north of the Little Thompson River, approximately halfway between the cities of Fort Collins, Colorado and Denver, Colorado along the Front Range Urban Corridor.

Vail, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,469
% White: 90.2%
More on Vail: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Vail is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population of the town was 5,305 in 2010. The town was established and built as the base village to Vail Ski Resort, with which it was originally conceived. Vail Ski Resort’s first season was in December 1962; it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.

Steamboat Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,777
% White: 87.88%
More on Steamboat Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Steamboat Springs, often shortened to just Steamboat, is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Routt County, Colorado, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,088.

Estes Park, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,297
% White: 86.96%
More on Estes Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Estes Park is a statutory town in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. A popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park lies along the Big Thompson River. Estes Park had a population of 5,858 at the 2010 census. Landmarks include The Stanley Hotel and The Baldpate Inn. The town overlooks Lake Estes and Olympus Dam.

Windsor, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 25,232
% White: 86.6%
More on Windsor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Windsor is a Home Rule Municipality in Larimer and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. According to June 2016 estimates, the population of the town was 24,500. Windsor is located in the region known as Northern Colorado. Windsor is situated 59 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Louisville, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,705
% White: 85.85%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 18,376 at the 2010 United States Census. Louisville began as a rough mining community in 1877, suffered through a period of extraordinary labor violence early in the 20th century, and then, when the mines closed in the 1950s, made a transition to a suburban residential community. CNN/Money and Money magazine have consistently listed Louisville as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, ranking it among the top 100 in 2007, 2009 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Golden, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,798
% White: 85.25%
More on Golden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles east to Denver City. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 18,867 in 2010.

Loveland, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 75,395
% White: 84.8%
More on Loveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Loveland is the Home Rule Municipality that is the second most populous municipality in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Loveland is situated 46 miles north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. Loveland is the 14th most populous city in Colorado. The United States Census Bureau estimated that in 2014 the population of the city was 72,651. The city forms part of the Fort Collins-Loveland Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor. The city’s public schools are part of the Thompson R2-J School District.

How we determined the whitest places in Colorado for 2020

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Colorado.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.7% to 33.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Cherry Hills Village took the distinction of being the most White, while Federal Heights was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Colorado ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Colorado

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Colorado according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Colorado:

  1. Federal Heights
  2. Alamosa
  3. Fort Morgan

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Colorado

Rank City % White Population
1 Cherry Hills Village 93.7% 6,600
2 Woodland Park 93.09% 7,421
3 Berthoud 91.18% 6,518
4 Vail 90.2% 5,469
5 Steamboat Springs 87.88% 12,777
6 Estes Park 86.96% 6,297
7 Windsor 86.6% 25,232
8 Louisville 85.85% 20,705
9 Golden 85.25% 20,798
10 Loveland 84.8% 75,395
11 Aspen 84.43% 7,234
12 Castle Rock 83.88% 59,680
13 Gunnison 83.8% 6,322
14 Erie 82.48% 22,965
15 Eagle 81.15% 6,816
16 Durango 80.93% 18,321
17 Greenwood Village 80.57% 15,677
18 Wellington 80.18% 8,571
19 Centennial 79.95% 109,505
20 Fort Collins 79.95% 162,511
21 Arvada 79.83% 117,251
22 Boulder 79.81% 107,360
23 Littleton 79.66% 47,035
24 Parker 79.63% 52,563
25 Fruita 79.44% 13,145
26 Grand Junction 79.06% 61,479
27 Frederick 78.97% 12,138
28 John 77.85% 14,278
29 Lafayette 77.67% 28,002
30 Craig 77.51% 8,888
31 Broomfield 77.13% 66,120
32 Englewood 76.83% 33,820
33 Salida 75.52% 5,642
34 Wheat Ridge 74.94% 31,323
35 Montrose 74.81% 19,096
36 Lone Tree 74.71% 14,209
37 Firestone 74.28% 13,109
38 Sterling 73.21% 13,775
39 Delta 72.47% 8,768
40 Milliken 72.2% 6,773
41 Superior 71.67% 13,014
42 Lakewood 69.4% 153,522
43 Glenwood Springs 69.13% 9,894
44 Colorado Springs 68.68% 457,502
45 Rifle 68.6% 9,600
46 Longmont 68.09% 93,244
47 Brush 67.23% 5,386
48 Westminster 67.07% 112,747
49 Cortez 66.05% 8,637
50 Sheridan 62.1% 6,056
51 Northglenn 59.51% 38,918
52 Gypsum 59.01% 7,079
53 Lamar 58.28% 7,606
54 Thornton 57.21% 134,588
55 Edgewater 56.28% 5,334
56 Greeley 55.29% 103,773
57 Brighton 55.06% 39,054
58 Fountain 53.76% 29,339
59 Denver 53.75% 693,417
60 Carbondale 49.14% 6,712
61 Evans 48.82% 20,393
62 La Junta 46.66% 6,914
63 Avon 45.7% 6,529
64 Aurora 44.97% 363,550
65 Commerce City 43.64% 54,795
66 Pueblo 43.38% 109,985
67 Fort Lupton 43.17% 8,022
68 Trinidad 42.47% 8,043
69 Fort Morgan 42.01% 11,309
70 Alamosa 41.41% 9,780
71 Federal Heights 33.82% 12,645

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