The 10 Whitest Cities In Kansas For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Kansas 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 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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Kansas for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Kansas for 2022? According to the most recent census data Abilene 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 2022

1. Abilene

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,258
% White: 92.09%
More on Abilene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Abilene, KS

2. Mulvane

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,025
% White: 91.47%
More on Mulvane: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mulvane, KS

3. El Dorado

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,976
% White: 91.27%
More on El Dorado: Real Estate | Data | Photos

El Dorado, KS

Source: Public domain

4. Prairie Village

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 22,255
% White: 91.22%
More on Prairie Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prairie Village, KS

5. Ottawa

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,308
% White: 89.23%
More on Ottawa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ottawa, KS

6. Leawood

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,702
% White: 88.99%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain

7. Augusta

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,363
% White: 88.8%
More on Augusta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Augusta, KS

8. Colby

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,426
% White: 88.65%
More on Colby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colby, KS

9. Mcpherson

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,066
% White: 88.41%
More on Mcpherson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mcpherson, KS

10. Concordia

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,005
% White: 87.97%
More on Concordia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Concordia, KS

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

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 92.1% to 27.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Abilene 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.

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

Rank City % White Population
1 Abilene 92.09% 6,258
2 Mulvane 91.47% 6,025
3 El Dorado 91.27% 12,976
4 Prairie Village 91.22% 22,255
5 Ottawa 89.23% 12,308
6 Leawood 88.99% 34,702
7 Augusta 88.8% 9,363
8 Colby 88.65% 5,426
9 Mcpherson 88.41% 13,066
10 Concordia 87.97% 5,005
11 Hays 87.79% 20,855
12 De Soto 87.62% 6,374
13 Haysville 87.58% 11,260
14 Iola 87.35% 5,322
15 Chanute 87.27% 9,044
16 Valley Center 86.5% 7,843
17 Fort Scott 85.92% 7,715
18 Pratt 85.91% 6,595
19 Paola 85.76% 5,634
20 Wellington 85.17% 7,716
21 Atchison 84.62% 10,561
22 Derby 83.08% 24,428
23 Eudora 82.86% 6,551
24 Shawnee 81.57% 65,844
25 Independence 80.15% 8,595
26 Andover 79.95% 13,609
27 Gardner 79.72% 21,936
28 Merriam 79.57% 11,191
29 Pittsburg 79.48% 20,096
30 Hutchinson 79.4% 40,669
31 Winfield 79.33% 11,990
32 Lenexa 79.04% 54,804
33 Mission 78.92% 9,618
34 Parsons 78.47% 9,648
35 Roeland Park 78.14% 6,747
36 Salina 78.1% 46,706
37 Bonner Springs 77.61% 7,846
38 Manhattan 76.95% 55,045
39 Overland Park 76.26% 193,412
40 Newton 75.5% 18,846
41 Olathe 75.48% 139,216
42 Lawrence 75.02% 97,348
43 Park City 73.69% 7,654
44 Great Bend 71.48% 15,224
45 Leavenworth 70.59% 36,129
46 Arkansas City 70.06% 11,767
47 Bel Aire 69.45% 8,082
48 Lansing 67.29% 11,955
49 Topeka 67.21% 125,819
50 Coffeyville 64.12% 9,343
51 Emporia 63.42% 24,631
52 Wichita 62.55% 390,566
53 Junction City 50.96% 22,616
54 Ulysses 47.59% 5,518
55 Garden City 38.15% 26,403
56 Kansas City 37.35% 153,014
57 Dodge City 30.35% 27,186
58 Liberal 27.62% 19,025

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

About Chris Kolmar

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