These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Idaho For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Idaho 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 Idaho?

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 Gem State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Idaho for 2018:

  1. Eagle
  2. Hayden
  3. Sandpoint
  4. Lewiston (Photos)
  5. Rathdrum
  6. Coeur D’Alene
  7. Post Falls
  8. Kuna (Photos)
  9. Rexburg (Photos)
  10. Preston (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Rupert 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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How we determined the whitest places in Idaho for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Idaho, 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 Idaho 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 32 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 32 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 Idaho.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Eagle.

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 Idaho.

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1. Eagle


Population: 22,711
Percent White: 93.4%

2. Hayden


Population: 13,916
Percent White: 92.2%

3. Sandpoint

Sandpoint, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,698
Percent White: 92.2%

4. Lewiston

Lewiston, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,484
Percent White: 91.9%

5. Rathdrum

Rathdrum, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,357
Percent White: 90.6%

6. Coeur D’Alene

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Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,842
Percent White: 90.0%

7. Post Falls

Post Falls, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,157
Percent White: 90.0%

8. Kuna

Kuna, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,015
Percent White: 89.6%

9. Rexburg

Rexburg, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,114
Percent White: 89.1%

10. Preston

Preston, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,252
Percent White: 88.7%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Idaho

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 Idaho.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Idaho for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Eagle 1 22,711 93.4%
Hayden 2 13,916 92.2%
Sandpoint 3 7,698 92.2%
Lewiston 4 32,484 91.9%
Rathdrum 5 7,357 90.6%
Coeur D’Alene 6 47,842 90.0%
Post Falls 7 30,157 90.0%
Kuna 8 17,015 89.6%
Rexburg 9 27,114 89.1%
Preston 10 5,252 88.7%
Meridian 11 88,247 88.3%
Ammon 12 14,767 88.1%
Star 13 7,255 87.9%
Moscow 14 24,855 87.2%
Emmett 15 6,590 86.1%
Middleton 16 6,416 86.0%
Pocatello 17 54,592 85.5%
Chubbuck 18 14,326 84.6%
Garden City 19 11,423 84.0%
Boise City 20 218,677 82.7%
Idaho Falls 21 58,933 82.6%
Mountain Home 22 13,823 79.9%
Twin Falls 23 46,623 79.3%
Blackfoot 24 11,878 74.5%
Nampa 25 87,896 72.1%
Payette 26 7,402 70.4%
Hailey 27 8,058 69.2%
Weiser 28 5,350 66.6%
Jerome 29 11,140 61.7%
Burley 30 10,382 60.1%
Caldwell 31 50,288 59.9%
Rupert 32 5,702 55.0%

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