The 10 Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Colorado.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Colorado for 2021:

  1. Cherry Hills Village
  2. Vail
  3. Woodland Park
  4. Estes Park
  5. Steamboat Springs
  6. Aspen
  7. Windsor
  8. Gunnison
  9. Golden
  10. Berthoud

What is the whitest city in Colorado for 2021? According to the most recent census data Cherry Hills Village ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Colorado reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2021

1. Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,647
% White: 93.98%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Vail

Vail, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,479
% White: 91.81%
More on Vail: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Woodland Park

Woodland Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,555
% White: 89.31%
More on Woodland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Estes Park

Estes Park, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,377
% White: 87.02%
More on Estes Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,928
% White: 86.94%
More on Steamboat Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Aspen

Aspen, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,431
% White: 86.79%
More on Aspen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Windsor

Windsor, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,806
% White: 86.55%
More on Windsor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Gunnison

Gunnison, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,403
% White: 85.99%
More on Gunnison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Golden

Golden, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,693
% White: 85.52%
More on Golden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Berthoud

Berthoud, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,191
% White: 85.43%
More on Berthoud: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Colorado for 2021

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 94.0% to 32.6%.

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. Fort Morgan
  3. Alamosa

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Colorado

Rank City % White Population
1 Cherry Hills Village 93.98% 6,647
2 Vail 91.81% 5,479
3 Woodland Park 89.31% 7,555
4 Estes Park 87.02% 6,377
5 Steamboat Springs 86.94% 12,928
6 Aspen 86.79% 7,431
7 Windsor 86.55% 26,806
8 Gunnison 85.99% 6,403
9 Golden 85.52% 20,693
10 Berthoud 85.43% 7,191
11 Wellington 85.19% 9,272
12 Louisville 85.02% 20,860
13 Loveland 84.0% 76,972
14 Castle Rock 83.84% 62,417
15 Erie 82.47% 24,223
16 Fruita 81.49% 13,236
17 John 80.25% 14,910
18 Arvada 80.0% 118,746
19 Fort Collins 79.94% 165,609
20 Durango 79.69% 18,588
21 Parker 79.68% 54,352
22 Boulder 79.63% 106,392
23 Littleton 79.46% 47,989
24 Centennial 79.22% 110,218
25 Greenwood Village 78.83% 15,738
26 Grand Junction 78.31% 62,062
27 Frederick 77.91% 12,767
28 Broomfield 76.77% 67,886
29 Craig 76.33% 8,928
30 Lone Tree 75.67% 12,923
31 Englewood 75.66% 34,259
32 Montrose 75.41% 19,238
33 Firestone 75.21% 14,033
34 Lafayette 74.93% 28,742
35 Salida 74.58% 5,791
36 Wheat Ridge 73.76% 31,331
37 Brush 72.66% 5,395
38 Eagle 72.16% 6,856
39 Milliken 71.45% 7,185
40 Delta 71.34% 8,829
41 Superior 71.15% 13,077
42 Sterling 70.18% 14,478
43 Lakewood 68.97% 155,146
44 Colorado Springs 68.64% 464,871
45 Longmont 68.13% 94,445
46 Glenwood Springs 67.33% 9,915
47 Cortez 67.19% 8,675
48 Westminster 67.02% 112,962
49 Rifle 65.45% 9,650
50 Gypsum 64.1% 7,173
51 Sheridan 62.9% 6,089
52 Edgewater 59.05% 5,328
53 Carbondale 57.38% 6,785
54 Northglenn 57.37% 38,973
55 Thornton 56.07% 136,868
56 Brighton 55.62% 39,836
57 Greeley 55.55% 105,888
58 Lamar 55.41% 7,564
59 Denver 54.17% 705,576
60 Fountain 53.51% 29,784
61 Avon 51.77% 6,539
62 La Junta 50.49% 6,893
63 Evans 48.04% 20,533
64 Aurora 44.37% 369,111
65 Pueblo 43.55% 110,841
66 Trinidad 43.28% 8,080
67 Commerce City 41.89% 56,448
68 Fort Lupton 40.96% 8,133
69 Alamosa 38.97% 9,441
70 Fort Morgan 38.27% 11,377
71 Federal Heights 32.59% 12,745

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About Chris Kolmar

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