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

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.

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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.

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1. Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,979
Percent White: 88.3%

2. Milford

Milford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 52,005
Percent White: 84.5%

3. Torrington

Torrington, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 35,227
Percent White: 81.9%

4. Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,437
Percent White: 78.4%

5. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,625
Percent White: 76.7%

6. Middletown

Middletown, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 46,933
Percent White: 69.8%

7. Groton

Groton, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,240
Percent White: 63.9%

8. Meriden

Meriden, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,203
Percent White: 63.0%

9. Derby

Derby, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,755
Percent White: 62.5%

10. Ansonia

Ansonia, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,950
Percent White: 61.6%

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

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

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