The 10 Whitest Cities In Indiana For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Indiana for 2022:

  1. Salem
  2. Rochester
  3. Martinsville
  4. Ellettsville
  5. Cedar Lake
  6. Hartford City
  7. Gas City
  8. Auburn
  9. Wabash
  10. Columbia City

What is the whitest city in Indiana for 2022? According to the most recent census data Salem 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 2022

1. Salem

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,193
% White: 97.32%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salem, IN

Source: Public domain

2. Rochester

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,026
% White: 97.23%
More on Rochester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rochester, IN

3. Martinsville

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 11,807
% White: 96.83%
More on Martinsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Martinsville, IN

Source: Public domain

4. Ellettsville

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,650
% White: 96.26%
More on Ellettsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ellettsville, IN

Source: Public domain

5. Cedar Lake

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,830
% White: 96.02%
More on Cedar Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cedar Lake, IN

6. Hartford City

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,781
% White: 95.52%
More on Hartford City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hartford City, IN

Source: Public domain

7. Gas City

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,756
% White: 95.41%
More on Gas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gas City, IN

Source: Public domain

8. Auburn

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,209
% White: 95.41%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Auburn, IN

9. Wabash

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,017
% White: 95.01%
More on Wabash: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wabash, IN

Source: Public domain

10. Columbia City

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,115
% White: 94.82%
More on Columbia City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Columbia City, IN

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Indiana for 2022

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 97.3% to 6.3%.

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. 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.

Summary: 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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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Salem 97.32% 6,193
2 Rochester 97.23% 6,026
3 Martinsville 96.83% 11,807
4 Ellettsville 96.26% 6,650
5 Cedar Lake 96.02% 12,830
6 Hartford City 95.52% 5,781
7 Gas City 95.41% 5,756
8 Auburn 95.41% 13,209
9 Wabash 95.01% 10,017
10 Columbia City 94.82% 9,115
11 Mooresville 94.71% 9,727
12 Garrett 94.5% 6,507
13 Tell City 94.3% 7,243
14 Greenfield 94.18% 22,561
15 Huntington 93.5% 17,083
16 Brazil 93.45% 8,225
17 Yor 92.8% 11,128
18 Linton 92.71% 5,293
19 Bedford 92.68% 13,246
20 Bluffton 92.42% 10,298
21 New Whiteland 92.41% 6,178
22 Franklin 91.89% 25,276
23 Boonville 91.86% 6,512
24 Angola 91.78% 8,706
25 New Castle 91.75% 17,234
26 Rushville 91.64% 6,194
27 Elwood 91.62% 8,435
28 Danville 91.59% 10,380
29 Lowell 91.49% 9,793
30 Lebanon 91.3% 16,317
31 Scottsburg 91.27% 6,715
32 Connersville 91.22% 13,096
33 New Haven 91.03% 15,934
34 Jasper 90.82% 15,681
35 Portland 90.35% 5,972
36 Decatur 90.32% 9,700
37 Kendallville 90.19% 9,365
38 Batesville 90.18% 6,945
39 Zionsville 90.01% 28,035
40 Mount Vernon 89.87% 6,535
41 Greensburg 89.74% 11,221
42 North Manchester 89.45% 5,612
43 North Vernon 88.67% 7,167
44 Madison 88.56% 11,783
45 Noblesville 88.38% 64,430
46 Sellersburg 87.95% 9,320
47 Rensselaer 87.71% 6,151
48 Peru 87.31% 11,369
49 Charlestown 87.23% 8,290
50 Princeton 86.7% 8,716
51 Vincennes 86.55% 17,091
52 Greencastle 86.34% 10,312
53 Nappanee 86.23% 7,138
54 Shelbyville 86.03% 18,918
55 Chesterton 85.72% 13,884
56 Crawfordsville 85.41% 16,088
57 Monticello 84.36% 5,255
58 Brownsburg 84.28% 26,560
59 Beech Grove 83.75% 15,148
60 Valparaiso 82.8% 33,707
61 New Albany 81.74% 36,730
62 Richmond 80.89% 35,467
63 Muncie 80.64% 67,739
64 Avon 80.49% 18,056
65 Terre Haute 80.26% 60,690
66 Greenwood 80.15% 58,784
67 Dyer 80.12% 15,933
68 Kokomo 80.0% 58,066
69 Clarksville 79.45% 21,825
70 Cumberland 79.25% 5,840
71 Carmel 78.97% 99,130
72 Plainfield 78.81% 34,224
73 Crown Point 78.73% 30,372
74 Evansville 78.19% 118,414
75 La Porte 77.84% 21,328
76 Bloomington 77.83% 84,691
77 St. John 77.59% 18,382
78 Munster 77.29% 22,604
79 Washington 77.17% 12,514
80 Mishawaka 76.74% 49,675
81 Warsaw 75.99% 15,757
82 Seymour 75.96% 19,780
83 Columbus 74.24% 48,820
84 Jeffersonville 74.23% 47,932
85 Anderson 73.55% 54,476
86 Marion 73.45% 27,730
87 Lafayette 73.35% 72,556
88 Schererville 72.73% 28,559
89 Hobart 72.19% 28,120
90 Highland 72.12% 22,479
91 Frankfort 70.53% 15,569
92 Portage 69.43% 36,524
93 Westville 68.65% 5,822
94 Plymouth 67.42% 10,029
95 Huntingburg 66.58% 6,301
96 Fort Wayne 66.52% 268,378
97 Goshen 66.52% 34,586
98 West Lafayette 66.12% 49,668
99 Logansport 64.88% 17,968
100 Griffith 64.15% 16,198

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Indiana.

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