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 Indiana?
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 Hoosier State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Indiana for 2018:
- Bargersville (Photos | Jobs)
- Salem (Photos | Jobs)
- Linton (Photos | Jobs)
- Mooresville (Photos | Jobs)
- Auburn (Photos | Jobs)
- Alexandria (Photos | Jobs)
- Danville (Photos | Jobs)
- Hartford City (Photos | Jobs)
- Wabash (Photos | Jobs)
- Garrett (Photos | Jobs)
If you’re wondering, East Chicago is the least white city of all those we measured.
How we determined the whitest places in Indiana for 2018
In order to rank the whitest places in Indiana, 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 Indiana 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 120 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 120 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 Indiana.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Bargersville.
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 Indiana.
Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.
Salem is a city in Washington Township, Washington County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Salem serves as the county seat. The population was 6,319 at the 2010 census.
Linton is a city in Stockton Township, Greene County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,413 at the 2010 census. A coal mining city, it is located southeast of Terre Haute. The current mayor is Scott Anthony Smithhart.
Mooresville is a town in Brown Township, Morgan County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 9,326.
Auburn is a city in DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 13,086 at the 2010 census. Founded in 1836 by Wesley Park, the city is the county seat of DeKalb County. Auburn is also known as Home of the Classics.
Alexandria is a city in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is about 46 miles northeast of Indianapolis. According to the 2010 census, its population was 5,145, a decrease of 17.8% from 6,260 in 2000.
Danville is a town in Center Township, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 9,001 at the 2010 census, up from 6,418 at the 2000 census. By 2016 the estimated population was 9,676. The town is the county seat of Hendricks County.
8. Hartford City
Hartford City is a city in the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Blackford County. Located in the northeast central portion of the state, the small farming community experienced a 15-year boom beginning in the late 1880s. The Indiana Gas Boom was caused by the discovery of natural gas in the area, and it caused the community to transition from an agricultural economy to one that also included manufacturing. The boom brought residents, retail establishments, and craftspeople. The increased population meant construction of new roads, schools, and churches. After the boom came a long period of growth and stability. Agriculture remained as the fundamental industry.
Wabash is a city in Noble Township, Wabash County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 10,666 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Wabash County.
Garrett is a city in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,286 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Indiana
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 Indiana.
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Indiana for 2018