These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut?

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 Constitution State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 9,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Connecticut for 2018:

  1. Shelton (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Milford (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Torrington (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Bristol (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Naugatuck (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Middletown (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Groton (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Meriden (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Derby (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Ansonia (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, Hartford 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.

How we determined the whitest places in Connecticut for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut 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 21 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 9,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 21 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 Connecticut.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Shelton.

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 Connecticut.

1. Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut

Population: 40,979
Percent White: 88.3%
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Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 39,559 at the 2010 census.

2. Milford

Milford, Connecticut

Population: 52,005
Percent White: 84.5%
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Milford is a Coterminous municipality within Coastal Connecticut and New Haven County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. The population was 51,271 at the 2010 census. The city includes the borough of Woodmont and the village of Devon. Milford is part of the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is the headquarters of the mega business Subway

3. Torrington

Torrington, Connecticut

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Population: 35,227
Percent White: 81.9%
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Torrington is the largest city in Litchfield County, Connecticut and the Litchfield Hills region. It is also the core city of the largest micropolitan area in the United States. The city population was 36,383 according to the 2010 census.

4. Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut

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Population: 60,437
Percent White: 78.4%
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5. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, Connecticut

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Population: 31,625
Percent White: 76.7%
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Naugatuck is a consolidated borough and town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The town spans both sides of the Naugatuck River just south of Waterbury, and includes the communities of Union City on the east side of the river, which has its own post office, Straitsville on the southeast, and Millville on the west. As of the 2010 census, Naugatuck had a population of 31,862.

6. Middletown

Middletown, Connecticut

Population: 46,933
Percent White: 69.8%
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Middletown is a city located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 miles south of Hartford. In 1650, it was incorporated as a town under its original Indian name, Mattabeseck. It received its present name in 1653. Middletown was included within Hartford County upon its creation on May 10, 1666. In 1784, the central settlement was incorporated as a city distinct from the town. Both were included within newly formed Middlesex County in May 1785. In 1923, the City of Middletown was consolidated with the Town, making the city limits of the city quite extensive.

7. Groton

Groton, Connecticut

Population: 9,240
Percent White: 63.9%
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Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,115 at the 2010 census.

8. Meriden

Meriden, Connecticut

Population: 60,203
Percent White: 63.0%
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Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.

9. Derby

Derby, Connecticut

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Population: 12,755
Percent White: 62.5%
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Derby is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 12,903 at the 2010 census. It is the smallest consolidated city of Connecticut by area and population.

10. Ansonia

Ansonia, Connecticut

Population: 18,950
Percent White: 61.6%
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Ansonia is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, on the Naugatuck River, immediately north of Derby, and about 12 miles northwest of New Haven. The population was 19,249 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code for Ansonia is 06401. The city is served by the Metro-North Railroad. Ansonia Station is a stop on the railroad passenger commuter service’s Waterbury line, connecting to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Ansonia also is served by the Connecticut Transit bus carrier. Connecticut Route 8 serves Ansonia.

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

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 Connecticut.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Connecticut for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Shelton 40,979 88.3%
2
Milford 52,005 84.5%
3
Torrington 35,227 81.9%
4
Bristol 60,437 78.4%
5
Naugatuck 31,625 76.7%
6
Middletown 46,933 69.8%
7
Groton 9,240 63.9%
8
Meriden 60,203 63.0%
9
Derby 12,755 62.5%
10
Ansonia 18,950 61.6%
11
Norwich 40,057 61.0%
12
Danbury 83,890 53.9%
13
Norwalk 87,930 53.1%
14
West Haven 54,972 52.5%
15
Stamford 127,410 49.6%
16
New London 27,218 47.3%
17
New Britain 72,876 43.7%
18
Waterbury 109,211 39.4%
19
New Haven 130,405 30.8%
20
Bridgeport 147,022 21.7%
21
Hartford 124,320 15.5%

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