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 2019.
- Fort Oglethorpe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- LaFayette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Holly Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Dahlonega (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bremen (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Flowery Branch (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jefferson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Peachtree City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- St. Marys (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Toccoa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Riverdale is the least white city of all those we measured.
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How we determined the whitest places in Georgia for 2019
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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Georgia.
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*
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 5,000 people. That left us with 119 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 88.2% to 5.6%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Fort Oglethorpe took the distinction of being the most White, while Riverdale was the least White city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia 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.
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.
Holly Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. Holly Springs is located south of the center of Cherokee County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Marys is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The city is the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, the largest of the Georgia Coast’s barrier islands. The National Seashore’s visitor center and boat access are both located at the St. Marys waterfront. The city is also home to the annual St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival, the St. Marys Submarine Museum, and Crooked River State Park. Its territory is immediately bordered by Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, which is the home port for several Ohio-class submarines. The population of St. Marys was 17,121 as of the 2010 Census.
Toccoa is a city in, and the county seat of, Stephens County, Georgia, United States, located about 50 miles from Athens and about 90 miles northeast of Atlanta. The population was 8,491 as of the 2010 census.
There You Have It – White Populations Across Georgia
Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Georgia according to the most recent data.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Georgia:
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|26||Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government||59.1%|
|37||Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance)||55.31%|
|83||Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance)||34.86%|