The 10 Whitest Cities In Idaho For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Idaho are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Idaho.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Idaho for 2021:

  1. Hayden
  2. Lewiston
  3. Post Falls
  4. Rathdrum
  5. Sandpoint
  6. Middleton
  7. Eagle
  8. Coeur d'Alene
  9. Ammon
  10. Star

What is the whitest city in Idaho for 2021? According to the most recent census data Hayden ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Idaho reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Idaho For 2021

1. Hayden

Hayden, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,698
% White: 94.41%
More on Hayden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Lewiston

Lewiston, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 32,664
% White: 91.35%
More on Lewiston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Post Falls

Post Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,225
% White: 90.85%
More on Post Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Rathdrum

Rathdrum, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,284
% White: 90.4%
More on Rathdrum: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Sandpoint

Sandpoint, ID

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,386
% White: 90.33%
More on Sandpoint: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Middleton

Middleton, ID

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,556
% White: 89.58%
More on Middleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Eagle

Eagle, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,514
% White: 88.89%
More on Eagle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Coeur D'alene

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 50,540
% White: 88.5%
More on Coeur D'alene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Ammon

Ammon, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,859
% White: 87.74%
More on Ammon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Star

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,115
% White: 87.71%
More on Star: Real Estate | Data

How we determined the whitest places in Idaho for 2021

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Idaho.

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 5,000 people. That left us with 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 94.4% to 52.7%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Hayden took the distinction of being the most White, while Rupert was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Idaho 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 Idaho

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Idaho according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Idaho:

  1. Rupert
  2. Caldwell
  3. Burley

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Idaho

Rank City % White Population
1 Hayden 94.41% 14,698
2 Lewiston 91.35% 32,664
3 Post Falls 90.85% 33,225
4 Rathdrum 90.4% 8,284
5 Sandpoint 90.33% 8,386
6 Middleton 89.58% 7,556
7 Eagle 88.89% 26,514
8 Coeur D'alene 88.5% 50,540
9 Ammon 87.74% 15,859
10 Star 87.71% 9,115
11 Garden City 87.22% 11,819
12 Moscow 86.88% 25,319
13 Rexburg 86.32% 28,414
14 Meridian 86.02% 101,905
15 Preston 84.73% 5,376
16 Kuna 84.47% 19,580
17 Pocatello 83.43% 55,525
18 Chubbuck 83.42% 14,995
19 Boise City 83.18% 226,115
20 Idaho Falls 80.37% 61,459
21 Emmett 77.64% 6,770
22 Twin Falls 77.45% 48,951
23 Payette 75.34% 7,487
24 Blackfoot 75.33% 11,907
25 Mountain Home 74.64% 14,166
26 Nampa 70.15% 93,952
27 Hailey 66.13% 8,408
28 Weiser 66.05% 5,323
29 Jerome 61.08% 11,653
30 Burley 58.14% 10,313
31 Caldwell 56.76% 54,887
32 Rupert 52.69% 5,796

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About Chris Kolmar

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