The 10 Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2022


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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Connecticut for 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Connecticut for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Connecticut for 2022? According to the most recent census data Torrington 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.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2022

1. Torrington

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,259
% White: 83.29%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Torrington, CT

2. Shelton

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,162
% White: 82.28%
More on Shelton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Shelton, CT

3. Milford

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,902
% White: 81.86%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milford, CT

4. Bristol

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,039
% White: 72.89%
More on Bristol: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bristol, CT

5. Naugatuck

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,201
% White: 72.16%
More on Naugatuck: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Naugatuck, CT

6. Derby

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,420
% White: 67.3%
More on Derby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Derby, CT

7. Middletown

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 46,406
% White: 66.75%
More on Middletown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Middletown, CT

8. Ansonia

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,709
% White: 61.69%
More on Ansonia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ansonia, CT

9. Norwich

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 39,112
% White: 61.24%
More on Norwich: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwich, CT

Source: Public domain

10. Groton

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,999
% White: 56.37%
More on Groton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Groton, CT

Source: Public domain

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

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 8,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 83.3% to 14.9%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Torrington 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.

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

Rank City % White Population
1 Torrington 83.29% 34,259
2 Shelton 82.28% 41,162
3 Milford 81.86% 52,902
4 Bristol 72.89% 60,039
5 Naugatuck 72.16% 31,201
6 Derby 67.3% 12,420
7 Middletown 66.75% 46,406
8 Ansonia 61.69% 18,709
9 Norwich 61.24% 39,112
10 Groton 56.37% 8,999
11 Meriden 53.47% 59,512
12 Danbury 52.09% 84,650
13 Norwalk 51.26% 88,755
14 Stamford 48.71% 130,057
15 West Haven 48.21% 54,666
16 New London 46.22% 27,001
17 Waterbury 38.93% 107,841
18 New Britain 38.8% 72,543
19 New Haven 29.06% 130,381
20 Bridgeport 19.33% 145,014
21 Hartford 14.94% 122,549

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

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