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

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.

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.

1. Bargersville

Bargersville, Indiana

Population: 6,824
Percent White: 99.8%
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Bargersville is a town in White River and Union townships, Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,013 at the 2010 census.

2. Salem

Salem, Indiana

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Population: 6,214
Percent White: 98.1%
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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.

3. Linton

Linton, Indiana

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Population: 5,305
Percent White: 98.1%
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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.

4. Mooresville

Mooresville, Indiana

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Population: 9,553
Percent White: 96.5%
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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.

5. Auburn

Auburn, Indiana

Population: 12,758
Percent White: 95.9%
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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.

6. Alexandria

Alexandria, Indiana

Population: 5,060
Percent White: 95.8%
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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.

7. Danville

Danville, Indiana

Population: 9,482
Percent White: 95.8%
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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, Indiana

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Population: 6,110
Percent White: 95.7%
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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.

9. Wabash

Wabash, Indiana

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Population: 10,414
Percent White: 95.7%
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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.

10. Garrett

Garrett, Indiana

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Population: 6,620
Percent White: 95.6%
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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

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

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