The 10 Whitest Cities In Colorado For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Colorado for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Colorado for 2022? According to the most recent census data Vail 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 2022

1. Vail

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,614
% White: 92.48%
More on Vail: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vail, CO

2. Cherry Hills Village

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,680
% White: 91.14%
More on Cherry Hills Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cherry Hills Village, CO

3. Woodland Park

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,943
% White: 88.22%
More on Woodland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodland Park, CO

Source: Public domain

4. Estes Park

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,504
% White: 88.13%
More on Estes Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Estes Park, CO

Source: Public domain

5. Berthoud

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,574
% White: 87.85%
More on Berthoud: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Berthoud, CO

6. Gunnison

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,653
% White: 87.37%
More on Gunnison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gunnison, CO

7. Windsor

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,679
% White: 86.67%
More on Windsor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Windsor, CO

8. Wellington

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,651
% White: 86.48%
More on Wellington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellington, CO

9. Aspen

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,721
% White: 85.51%
More on Aspen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aspen, CO

10. Fruita

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,068
% White: 85.46%
More on Fruita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fruita, CO

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Colorado for 2022

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 92.5% 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. Vail 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.

Summary: 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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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Vail 92.48% 5,614
2 Cherry Hills Village 91.14% 6,680
3 Woodland Park 88.22% 7,943
4 Estes Park 88.13% 6,504
5 Berthoud 87.85% 8,574
6 Gunnison 87.37% 6,653
7 Windsor 86.67% 23,679
8 Wellington 86.48% 8,651
9 Aspen 85.51% 7,721
10 Fruita 85.46% 14,068
11 Golden 85.05% 20,391
12 Steamboat Springs 84.2% 13,048
13 Loveland 84.06% 81,774
14 Louisville 83.93% 19,342
15 Castle Rock 82.26% 65,176
16 Erie 82.24% 27,157
17 Littleton 80.99% 46,208
18 Durango 80.59% 19,413
19 Arvada 79.84% 120,229
20 John 79.44% 14,357
21 Boulder 79.27% 108,777
22 Grand Junction 79.19% 62,218
23 Fort Collins 78.95% 166,069
24 Centennial 78.73% 111,331
25 Parker 78.52% 55,460
26 Lone Tree 77.89% 13,381
27 Salida 77.47% 5,543
28 Greenwood Village 77.36% 15,100
29 Broomfield 76.43% 69,444
30 Montrose 75.9% 19,396
31 Wheat Ridge 75.3% 31,889
32 Craig 75.11% 8,978
33 Englewood 74.84% 34,840
34 Lafayette 74.75% 27,952
35 Eagle 74.12% 6,896
36 Frederick 73.92% 10,414
37 Brush 73.74% 5,408
38 Milliken 72.97% 7,862
39 Superior 69.89% 13,292
40 Delta 69.89% 8,893
41 Firestone 69.47% 13,165
42 Sterling 68.93% 14,421
43 Lakewood 68.88% 155,733
44 Longmont 67.93% 95,864
45 Colorado Springs 67.91% 471,686
46 Glenwood Springs 66.94% 10,048
47 Carbondale 66.6% 6,658
48 Westminster 65.84% 114,832
49 Cortez 64.45% 8,729
50 Gypsum 61.99% 7,049
51 Rifle 61.33% 9,771
52 Lamar 56.38% 7,598
53 Northglenn 56.06% 39,201
54 Greeley 55.8% 107,445
55 Brighton 55.12% 38,355
56 Thornton 54.35% 144,186
57 Denver 54.18% 715,878
58 Fountain 54.02% 30,240
59 Edgewater 51.81% 5,410
60 Sheridan 51.4% 6,072
61 Avon 51.39% 6,711
62 Evans 51.03% 22,128
63 La Junta 50.7% 6,907
64 Aurora 44.22% 379,434
65 Trinidad 44.19% 8,076
66 Pueblo 44.17% 111,776
67 Commerce City 43.25% 55,891
68 Fort Lupton 43.24% 8,600
69 Alamosa 37.61% 9,360
70 Fort Morgan 37.27% 11,311
71 Federal Heights 32.58% 13,537

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Colorado.

About Chris Kolmar

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