Whitest Cities In Connecticut For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Connecticut.

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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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Connecticut for 2020:

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

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 2020

Shelton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,155
% White: 85.03%
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Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 39,559 at the 2010 census.

Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,349
% White: 82.52%
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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

Torrington, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 34,737
% White: 81.53%
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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.

Bristol, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,308
% White: 74.32%
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Naugatuck, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 31,481
% White: 73.57%
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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.

Middletown, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,473
% White: 67.81%
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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.

Derby, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,596
% White: 66.39%
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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.

Ansonia, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,860
% White: 61.19%
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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.

Groton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,109
% White: 61.14%
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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.

Norwich, CT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 39,567
% White: 60.76%
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Norwich, known as ‘The Rose of New England’, is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

How we determined the whitest places in Connecticut for 2020

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 85.0% 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 85.03% 41,155
2 Milford 82.52% 52,349
3 Torrington 81.53% 34,737
4 Bristol 74.32% 60,308
5 Naugatuck 73.57% 31,481
6 Middletown 67.81% 46,473
7 Derby 66.39% 12,596
8 Ansonia 61.19% 18,860
9 Groton 61.14% 9,109
10 Norwich 60.76% 39,567
11 Meriden 59.83% 59,864
12 Norwalk 51.74% 88,436
13 Stamford 50.5% 129,026
14 Danbury 50.39% 84,479
15 West Haven 49.62% 54,918
16 New London 44.14% 27,032
17 New Britain 41.47% 72,839
18 Waterbury 37.92% 108,672
19 New Haven 30.46% 130,529
20 Bridgeport 20.31% 146,417
21 Hartford 14.77% 123,628

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