These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Indiana In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Indiana.

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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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Indiana with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Linton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Mooresville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Auburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Garrett (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Elwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. North Vernon (Homes For Sale)
  8. Alexandria (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Greenfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Scottsburg (Homes For Sale)

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 2019

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

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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.7% to 6.5%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Salem took the distinction of being the most White, while East Chicago was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Indiana 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.

Salem, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,191
% White: 97.67%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,288
% White: 97.67%
More on Linton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,571
% White: 97.54%
More on Mooresville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,004
% White: 97.09%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Garrett, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,762
% White: 96.02%
More on Garrett: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garrett is a city in Keyser Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,286 at the 2010 census.

Elwood, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,458
% White: 95.57%
More on Elwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elwood is a city in Madison and Tipton counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The Madison County portion, which includes most of the city, is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion in Tipton County is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 8,614 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,695
% White: 95.27%
More on North Vernon: Real Estate | Data

North Vernon is a city in Jennings County, Indiana, United States. The population was 6,728 at the 2010 census.

Alexandria, IN

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,045
% White: 95.18%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Greenfield, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,565
% White: 95.13%
More on Greenfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenfield is a city in and the county seat of Hancock County, Indiana, United States, and a part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. The population was 20,602 at the 2010 census, and an estimated 21,709 in 2016. It lies in Center Township.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,687
% White: 94.93%
More on Scottsburg: Real Estate | Data

Scottsburg is a city in Vienna Township, Scott County, in the U.S. state of Indiana, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. The population was 6,747 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Scott County.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Indiana

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Indiana:

  1. East Chicago
  2. Gary
  3. Merrillville

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Indiana

Rank City % White Population
1 Salem 97.67% 6,191
2 Linton 97.67% 5,288
3 Mooresville 97.54% 9,571
4 Auburn 97.09% 13,004
5 Garrett 96.02% 6,762
6 Elwood 95.57% 8,458
7 North Vernon 95.27% 6,695
8 Alexandria 95.18% 5,045
9 Greenfield 95.13% 21,565
10 Scottsburg 94.93% 6,687
11 Tell City 94.93% 7,295
12 Rochester 94.85% 6,059
13 Brazil 94.76% 8,384
14 Martinsville 94.75% 11,647
15 Wabash 94.72% 10,272
16 Batesville 94.65% 6,389
17 New Castle 94.64% 17,476
18 Danville 94.62% 9,598
19 Yor 94.61% 11,200
20 Hartford City 94.57% 6,002
21 Bedford 94.42% 13,292
22 Franklin 94.29% 24,489
23 Connersville 94.19% 13,022
24 Bluffton 94.1% 9,823
25 Greensburg 93.51% 12,056
26 Tipton 93.42% 5,151
27 Lebanon 93.4% 15,710
28 Ellettsville 93.01% 6,542
29 Huntington 92.91% 17,214
30 Rushville 92.78% 6,160
31 Columbia City 92.54% 9,057
32 Kendallville 92.46% 9,592
33 Mount Vernon 92.41% 6,548
34 Lowell 91.74% 9,502
35 Boonville 91.68% 6,379
36 Sellersburg 91.53% 8,806
37 Cedar Lake 91.48% 12,024
38 Angola 91.32% 8,636
39 New Haven 91.07% 15,895
40 New Whiteland 91.04% 5,881
41 Jasper 90.0% 15,716
42 Brownsburg 89.98% 24,625
43 Greencastle 89.96% 10,426
44 Rensselaer 89.84% 5,631
45 North Manchester 89.73% 6,152
46 Nappanee 89.68% 6,927
47 Zionsville 89.44% 25,810
48 Decatur 89.43% 9,502
49 Vincennes 89.23% 17,944
50 Portland 88.58% 6,068
51 Gas City 87.92% 5,920
52 Chesterton 87.72% 14,052
53 St. John 87.26% 16,391
54 Princeton 87.23% 8,573
55 Madison 87.01% 11,920
56 Beech Grove 86.8% 14,943
57 Crawfordsville 86.58% 16,075
58 Noblesville 86.48% 59,807
59 Valparaiso 86.43% 32,501
60 Shelbyville 86.33% 19,034
61 Charlestown 86.12% 8,079
62 Peru 84.44% 11,510
63 Greenwood 83.0% 55,459
64 New Albany 82.92% 36,548
65 Clarksville 82.74% 21,228
66 Cumberland 82.61% 5,566
67 La Porte 82.57% 21,825
68 Crown Point 82.23% 28,952
69 Richmond 82.08% 35,819
70 Kokomo 81.97% 57,941
71 Monticello 81.86% 5,298
72 Seymour 81.35% 19,225
73 Terre Haute 81.32% 60,691
74 Carmel 81.27% 88,595
75 Washington 81.24% 11,999
76 Muncie 81.21% 69,237
77 Plainfield 81.04% 31,012
78 Warsaw 80.83% 14,797
79 Mishawaka 80.66% 48,582
80 Evansville 79.93% 119,806
81 Dyer 79.65% 16,077
82 Columbus 79.02% 46,926
83 Bloomington 78.37% 83,636
84 Avon 78.11% 16,479
85 Hobart 77.75% 28,573
86 Schererville 77.37% 28,778
87 Highland 76.75% 22,938
88 Munster 76.42% 23,005
89 Anderson 76.11% 54,986
90 Jeffersonville 75.67% 46,840
91 Lafayette 75.58% 72,174
92 Marion 74.35% 28,490
93 Plymouth 71.47% 10,011
94 Huntingburg 71.42% 6,633
95 Frankfort 70.01% 16,226
96 Portage 69.17% 36,849
97 Fort Wayne 68.28% 262,450
98 Logansport 67.51% 18,169
99 Westville 67.43% 6,659
100 Griffith 67.01% 16,468

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