The 10 Whitest Cities In Kansas For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 Kansas?

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 Sunflower State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Kansas for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Kansas for 2021:

  1. Prairie Village
  2. Mulvane
  3. El Dorado
  4. Leawood
  5. Abilene
  6. Valley Center
  7. Colby
  8. Chanute
  9. McPherson
  10. Concordia

What is the whitest city in Kansas for 2021? According to the most recent census data Prairie Village ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Liberal 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 Kansas reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Kansas For 2021

1. Prairie Village

Prairie Village, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,170
% White: 93.15%
More on Prairie Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Mulvane

Mulvane, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,045
% White: 93.05%
More on Mulvane: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. El Dorado

El Dorado, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,988
% White: 91.95%
More on El Dorado: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Leawood

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,670
% White: 91.05%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Abilene

Abilene, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,362
% White: 90.93%
More on Abilene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Valley Center

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,176
% White: 89.7%
More on Valley Center: Real Estate | Data

7. Colby

Colby, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,473
% White: 89.55%
More on Colby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Chanute

Chanute, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,102
% White: 89.01%
More on Chanute: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Mcpherson

Mcpherson, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,054
% White: 88.88%
More on Mcpherson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Concordia

Concordia, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,070
% White: 88.48%
More on Concordia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Kansas for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in Kansas, 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 Kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.2% to 27.7%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Kansas 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 Kansas

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Kansas:

  1. Liberal
  2. Dodge City
  3. Kansas City

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Kansas

Rank City % White Population
1 Prairie Village 93.15% 22,170
2 Mulvane 93.05% 6,045
3 El Dorado 91.95% 12,988
4 Leawood 91.05% 34,670
5 Abilene 90.93% 6,362
6 Valley Center 89.7% 7,176
7 Colby 89.55% 5,473
8 Chanute 89.01% 9,102
9 Mcpherson 88.88% 13,054
10 Concordia 88.48% 5,070
11 Augusta 88.32% 9,368
12 Ottawa 88.2% 12,260
13 Hays 87.86% 20,899
14 Paola 87.63% 5,611
15 Fort Scott 87.15% 7,742
16 Pratt 87.05% 6,703
17 Iola 86.21% 5,351
18 Haysville 86.14% 11,132
19 Derby 85.12% 24,067
20 Atchison 84.86% 10,598
21 Wellington 84.42% 7,788
22 De Soto 83.1% 6,254
23 Eudora 82.91% 6,602
24 Gardner 82.8% 21,528
25 Andover 81.68% 13,062
26 Shawnee 81.55% 65,540
27 Roeland Park 80.35% 6,769
28 Parsons 79.45% 9,736
29 Pittsburg 79.3% 20,171
30 Bonner Springs 79.29% 7,782
31 Lenexa 79.03% 54,011
32 Winfield 79.02% 12,085
33 Hutchinson 78.99% 40,914
34 Merriam 78.76% 11,185
35 Mission 78.24% 9,523
36 Salina 78.07% 46,998
37 Overland Park 77.5% 191,011
38 Independence 76.87% 8,698
39 Manhattan 76.86% 55,290
40 Newton 76.79% 18,877
41 Lawrence 75.51% 96,369
42 Olathe 75.11% 137,618
43 Bel Aire 74.9% 7,858
44 Great Bend 73.58% 15,358
45 Park City 71.17% 8,138
46 Leavenworth 70.18% 36,064
47 Coffeyville 69.19% 9,457
48 Arkansas City 68.73% 11,868
49 Lansing 68.3% 11,900
50 Topeka 67.95% 126,397
51 Emporia 63.95% 24,607
52 Wichita 62.76% 389,877
53 Junction City 53.95% 23,104
54 Ulysses 49.16% 5,712
55 Garden City 38.52% 26,647
56 Kansas City 38.06% 152,522
57 Dodge City 32.15% 27,555
58 Liberal 27.65% 19,731

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About Chris Kolmar

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