The 10 Whitest Cities In Indiana For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Indiana.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Indiana for 2021:

  1. Rochester
  2. Auburn
  3. Salem
  4. Ellettsville
  5. Mooresville
  6. Yor
  7. Hartford City
  8. Greenfield
  9. Wabash
  10. Columbia City

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

For more Indiana reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Indiana For 2021

1. Rochester

Rochester, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,045
% White: 97.7%
More on Rochester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Auburn

Auburn, IN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,056
% White: 96.72%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Salem

Salem, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,172
% White: 96.4%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Ellettsville

Ellettsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,642
% White: 96.0%
More on Ellettsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Mooresville

Mooresville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,661
% White: 95.96%
More on Mooresville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Yor

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,143
% White: 95.87%
More on Yor: Real Estate | Data

7. Hartford City

Hartford City, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,831
% White: 95.66%
More on Hartford City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Greenfield

Greenfield, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 22,160
% White: 95.54%
More on Greenfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Wabash

Wabash, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,089
% White: 95.53%
More on Wabash: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Columbia City

Columbia City, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,116
% White: 95.43%
More on Columbia City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Indiana for 2021

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 111 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.7% to 6.7%.

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

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.

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 Rochester 97.7% 6,045
2 Auburn 96.72% 13,056
3 Salem 96.4% 6,172
4 Ellettsville 96.0% 6,642
5 Mooresville 95.96% 9,661
6 Yor 95.87% 11,143
7 Hartford City 95.66% 5,831
8 Greenfield 95.54% 22,160
9 Wabash 95.53% 10,089
10 Columbia City 95.43% 9,116
11 Cedar Lake 94.38% 12,491
12 Brazil 94.05% 8,380
13 Tell City 93.89% 7,256
14 Lebanon 93.85% 15,932
15 Huntington 93.82% 17,067
16 New Castle 93.82% 17,287
17 Martinsville 93.71% 11,635
18 Connersville 93.47% 13,165
19 Franklin 93.39% 25,106
20 Bedford 93.32% 13,272
21 Bluffton 93.3% 9,919
22 Elwood 93.26% 8,441
23 Linton 93.06% 5,244
24 Garrett 92.66% 6,651
25 Greensburg 92.41% 11,228
26 Boonville 92.37% 6,292
27 New Haven 91.85% 16,279
28 Scottsburg 91.66% 6,702
29 Rushville 91.54% 6,050
30 Jasper 91.33% 15,827
31 Rensselaer 91.24% 6,324
32 Decatur 91.07% 9,863
33 Lowell 90.78% 9,659
34 Kendallville 90.72% 9,347
35 Gas City 90.33% 5,802
36 North Vernon 89.95% 6,735
37 Angola 89.48% 8,660
38 Charlestown 89.43% 8,199
39 Mount Vernon 89.35% 6,584
40 Portland 89.18% 5,886
41 Zionsville 89.15% 27,463
42 North Manchester 88.93% 5,710
43 New Whiteland 88.42% 6,051
44 Batesville 88.41% 6,651
45 Vincennes 88.31% 17,304
46 Princeton 88.21% 8,684
47 Greencastle 87.8% 10,296
48 Danville 87.52% 9,923
49 Madison 87.3% 11,813
50 Noblesville 86.78% 63,071
51 Shelbyville 86.63% 18,951
52 Crawfordsville 86.23% 16,090
53 Brownsburg 86.15% 26,046
54 Valparaiso 85.82% 33,355
55 Chesterton 85.69% 14,119
56 Beech Grove 84.88% 14,990
57 Sellersburg 84.75% 9,066
58 Monticello 84.64% 5,262
59 Peru 84.61% 11,584
60 St. John 84.13% 17,426
61 Nappanee 83.8% 7,033
62 Cumberland 82.65% 5,718
63 New Albany 81.84% 36,647
64 Greenwood 81.82% 57,764
65 Clarksville 81.33% 21,548
66 Kokomo 81.14% 58,145
67 La Porte 80.95% 21,577
68 Avon 80.95% 17,453
69 Muncie 80.87% 68,750
70 Richmond 80.81% 35,539
71 Crown Point 80.76% 29,850
72 Terre Haute 80.7% 60,673
73 Washington 80.57% 12,412
74 Carmel 80.3% 97,464
75 Mishawaka 79.64% 49,245
76 Plainfield 79.53% 32,879
77 Evansville 79.02% 118,588
78 Dyer 78.87% 15,953
79 Seymour 78.56% 19,623
80 Bloomington 78.33% 84,116
81 Munster 77.66% 22,689
82 Warsaw 76.85% 15,458
83 Columbus 75.91% 48,150
84 Schererville 75.76% 28,590
85 Jeffersonville 75.44% 47,673
86 Highland 75.13% 22,581
87 Marion 74.87% 27,956
88 Anderson 74.83% 54,513
89 Lafayette 74.42% 72,581
90 Hobart 74.37% 28,049
91 Plymouth 70.92% 10,054
92 Frankfort 69.52% 15,634
93 Portage 68.79% 36,648
94 Westville 67.6% 5,848
95 Fort Wayne 67.03% 265,752
96 Goshen 66.27% 34,108
97 Logansport 66.08% 17,966
98 Huntingburg 65.9% 6,522
99 Griffith 65.66% 16,228
100 West Lafayette 65.29% 48,551

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