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 Georgia?
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 Peach State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Georgia for 2018:
- Fort Oglethorpe (Photos | Jobs)
- Lafayette (Photos | Jobs)
- Dahlonega (Photos | Jobs)
- Holly Springs (Photos | Jobs)
- Jefferson (Photos | Jobs)
- Bremen (Photos | Jobs)
- Flowery Branch (Photos | Jobs)
- Peachtree City (Photos | Jobs)
- Braselton (Photos | Jobs)
- Woodstock (Photos | Jobs)
If you’re wondering, Riverdale is the least white city of all those we measured.
How we determined the whitest places in Georgia for 2018
In order to rank the whitest places in Georgia, 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 Georgia 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 128 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 5,000 people.
We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 128 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 Georgia.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Fort Oglethorpe.
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 Georgia.
1. Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,263. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Lakeview – Fort Oglethorpe High School.
LaFayette is a city in, and the county seat of, Walker County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,702, which rose to 7,121 in 2010. It was founded as Chattooga.
The city of Dahlonega is the county seat of Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,242.
4. Holly Springs
Holly Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. Holly Springs is located south of the center of Cherokee County
Jefferson is a city in Jackson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 9,432 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Jackson County.
Bremen is a city in Haralson and Carroll counties, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 6,227, up from 4,579 at the 2000 census. Most of the city is in Haralson County, with a small portion in Carroll County.
7. Flowery Branch
Flowery Branch is a city in Hall County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,679. It is part of the Gainesville, Georgia metropolitan area, and lies on the shores of Lake Lanier.
8. Peachtree City
Peachtree City is the largest city in Fayette County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 34,364. Peachtree City is located in South Metro Atlanta.
Braselton is a town in Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, approximately 53 miles northeast of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 7,511, and in 2015 the estimated population was 9,476.
Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Georgia
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 Georgia.
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Georgia for 2018
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