The 10 Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2021


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

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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Connecticut for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Connecticut for 2021:

  1. Shelton
  2. Milford
  3. Torrington
  4. Bristol
  5. Naugatuck
  6. Middletown
  7. Derby
  8. Ansonia
  9. Norwich
  10. Groton

What is the whitest city in Connecticut for 2021? According to the most recent census data Shelton ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2021

1. Shelton

Shelton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,141
% White: 83.72%
More on Shelton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Milford

Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,732
% White: 82.45%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Torrington

Torrington, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,489
% White: 81.17%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Bristol

Bristol, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,218
% White: 73.65%
More on Bristol: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,347
% White: 71.98%
More on Naugatuck: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Middletown

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,511
% White: 66.98%
More on Middletown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Derby

Derby, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,485
% White: 63.87%
More on Derby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Ansonia

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,802
% White: 61.27%
More on Ansonia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Norwich

Norwich, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 39,260
% White: 61.15%
More on Norwich: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Groton

Groton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,030
% White: 58.9%
More on Groton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Connecticut for 2021

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

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 9,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 83.7% to 14.8%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Connecticut:

  1. Hartford
  2. Bridgeport
  3. New Haven

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Connecticut

Rank City % White Population
1 Shelton 83.72% 41,141
2 Milford 82.45% 52,732
3 Torrington 81.17% 34,489
4 Bristol 73.65% 60,218
5 Naugatuck 71.98% 31,347
6 Middletown 66.98% 46,511
7 Derby 63.87% 12,485
8 Ansonia 61.27% 18,802
9 Norwich 61.15% 39,260
10 Groton 58.9% 9,030
11 Meriden 57.53% 59,676
12 Norwalk 50.83% 88,599
13 West Haven 50.31% 54,763
14 Danbury 49.75% 84,619
15 Stamford 49.31% 129,309
16 New London 44.88% 26,966
17 New Britain 39.98% 72,767
18 Waterbury 37.81% 108,276
19 New Haven 29.52% 130,331
20 Bridgeport 20.09% 145,639
21 Hartford 14.84% 123,088

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About Chris Kolmar

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