These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Indiana For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Indiana 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 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:

  1. Bargersville (Photos)
  2. Salem (Photos)
  3. Linton (Photos)
  4. Mooresville (Photos)
  5. Auburn (Photos)
  6. Alexandria (Photos)
  7. Danville (Photos)
  8. Hartford City (Photos)
  9. Wabash (Photos)
  10. Garrett (Photos)

If you’re wondering, East Chicago 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 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.

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1. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,824
Percent White: 99.8%

2. Salem

Salem, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,214
Percent White: 98.1%

3. Linton

Linton, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,305
Percent White: 98.1%

4. Mooresville

Mooresville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,553
Percent White: 96.5%

5. Auburn

Auburn, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,758
Percent White: 95.9%

6. Alexandria

Alexandria, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,060
Percent White: 95.8%

7. Danville

Danville, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,482
Percent White: 95.8%

8. Hartford City

Hartford City, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,110
Percent White: 95.7%

9. Wabash

Wabash, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,414
Percent White: 95.7%

10. Garrett

Garrett, Indiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,620
Percent White: 95.6%

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

City Rank Population Percent White
Bargersville 1 6,824 99.8%
Salem 2 6,214 98.1%
Linton 3 5,305 98.1%
Mooresville 4 9,553 96.5%
Auburn 5 12,758 95.9%
Alexandria 6 5,060 95.8%
Danville 7 9,482 95.8%
Hartford City 8 6,110 95.7%
Wabash 9 10,414 95.7%
Garrett 10 6,620 95.6%
Bedford 11 13,341 95.5%
Martinsville 12 11,714 95.4%
Scottsburg 13 6,671 95.2%
Batesville 14 6,417 95.1%
Bluffton 15 9,702 95.0%
Lowell 16 9,423 94.5%
Tell City 17 7,313 94.4%
Yor 18 11,232 94.3%
Tipton 19 5,217 94.1%
Rochester 20 6,110 94.1%
Connersville 21 13,202 94.1%
Greensburg 22 12,107 94.0%
Greenfield 23 21,380 93.8%
Franklin 24 24,021 93.8%
Elwood 25 8,489 93.6%
Mount Vernon 26 6,579 93.5%
North Vernon 27 7,134 93.5%
Brazil 28 8,105 93.5%
Ellettsville 29 6,501 93.4%
Sellersburg 30 8,722 93.3%
Huntington 31 17,340 93.2%
Rushville 32 6,267 93.1%
Lebanon 33 15,846 93.0%
New Castle 34 17,634 92.9%
Columbia City 35 9,324 92.6%
New Haven 36 15,677 91.9%
New Whiteland 37 5,814 91.7%
Jasper 38 15,790 91.7%
Angola 39 8,624 91.1%
Kendallville 40 9,980 91.0%
Cedar Lake 41 11,872 90.7%
Boonville 42 6,186 90.3%
Madison 43 12,045 90.2%
Portland 44 6,225 90.1%
Zionsville 45 25,709 90.1%
Vincennes 46 18,098 89.9%
Greencastle 47 10,413 89.6%
Rensselaer 48 5,359 89.5%
Gas City 49 5,983 89.4%
Brownsburg 50 24,072 89.3%
Nappanee 51 6,767 88.8%
North Manchester 52 6,346 88.7%
St. John 53 15,777 88.0%
Princeton 54 8,617 87.9%
Decatur 55 9,384 87.8%
Beech Grove 56 14,319 87.7%
Crawfordsville 57 15,996 87.6%
Winona Lake 58 5,129 87.4%
Westfield 59 34,284 87.4%
Chesterton 60 13,912 87.0%
Valparaiso 61 32,271 86.6%
Noblesville 62 58,719 86.6%
Monticello 63 5,312 86.3%
Hunte 64 5,286 86.0%
Shelbyville 65 19,083 85.9%
Peru 66 11,415 85.2%
White 67 5,050 85.2%
Mccordsville 68 5,924 85.1%
Charlestown 69 7,990 85.1%
La Porte 70 21,876 84.4%
Clarksville 71 21,812 84.2%
Greenwood 72 54,564 84.1%
Avon 73 15,712 83.6%
New Albany 74 36,622 83.2%
Plainfield 75 30,318 82.8%
Crown Point 76 28,743 82.7%
Seymour 77 18,996 82.4%
Kokomo 78 58,075 82.3%
Mishawaka 79 48,234 82.2%
Richmond 80 36,082 82.2%
Washington 81 11,941 82.1%
Muncie 82 69,583 82.1%
Warsaw 83 14,640 81.9%
Carmel 84 86,940 81.9%
Dyer 85 16,133 81.7%
Terre Haute 86 61,021 81.3%
Cumberland 87 5,422 80.9%
Evansville 88 120,156 79.9%
Columbus 89 46,474 79.6%
Bloomington 90 83,093 78.6%
Highland 91 23,107 77.5%
Hobart 92 28,693 77.4%
Schererville 93 28,899 77.0%
Anderson 94 55,342 76.6%
Munster 95 23,103 76.3%
Jeffersonville 96 46,415 75.9%
Lafayette 97 71,249 75.7%
Marion 98 28,698 75.2%
Portage 99 37,054 71.7%
Frankfort 100 16,447 71.2%

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