These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Kansas For 2018


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 2018:

  1. Prairie Village (Photos)
  2. Abilene (Photos)
  3. Colby (Photos)
  4. Mulvane
  5. Basehor
  6. Spring Hill
  7. Valley Center
  8. Mcpherson (Photos)
  9. Paola
  10. Leawood

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.

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How we determined the whitest places in Kansas for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Kansas 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 60 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 60 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 Kansas.” We’re lookin’ at you, Prairie Village.

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 Kansas.

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1. Prairie Village

Prairie Village, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,824
Percent White: 94.3%

2. Abilene

Abilene, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,598
Percent White: 93.1%

3. Colby

Colby, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,460
Percent White: 92.5%

4. Mulvane


Population: 5,461
Percent White: 92.2%

5. Basehor


Population: 5,167
Percent White: 91.6%

6. Spring Hill


Population: 5,863
Percent White: 91.5%

7. Valley Center


Population: 6,420
Percent White: 91.2%

8. Mcpherson

Mcpherson, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,212
Percent White: 91.0%

9. Paola

Paola, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,583
Percent White: 90.8%

10. Leawood

Leawood, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 33,763
Percent White: 90.7%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Kansas

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 Kansas.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Kansas for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Prairie Village 1 21,824 94.3%
Abilene 2 6,598 93.1%
Colby 3 5,460 92.5%
Mulvane 4 5,461 92.2%
Basehor 5 5,167 91.6%
Spring Hill 6 5,863 91.5%
Valley Center 7 6,420 91.2%
Mcpherson 8 13,212 91.0%
Paola 9 5,583 90.8%
Leawood 10 33,763 90.7%
Augusta 11 9,262 90.5%
Haysville 12 11,393 90.3%
Concordia 13 5,273 90.2%
El Dorado 14 13,102 90.2%
Ottawa 15 12,433 89.7%
Hays 16 21,073 89.4%
Iola 17 5,560 88.8%
Chanute 18 9,216 88.6%
Fort Scott 19 7,852 88.5%
Andover 20 12,477 87.5%
Pratt 21 6,879 87.2%
Atchison 22 10,798 85.8%
Derby 23 23,847 85.3%
Wellington 24 7,950 84.2%
Eudora 25 6,116 83.0%
Pittsburg 26 20,399 82.1%
Parsons 27 10,111 81.6%
Gardner 28 20,667 80.9%
Shawnee 29 64,444 80.7%
Lenexa 30 51,206 80.7%
Hutchinson 31 41,661 80.6%
Bel Aire 32 7,214 79.8%
Winfield 33 12,283 79.7%
Bonner Springs 34 7,567 79.3%
Overland Park 35 183,775 79.3%
Salina 36 47,676 79.1%
Park City 37 7,273 79.0%
Mission 38 9,490 78.9%
Manhattan 39 55,909 78.7%
Newton 40 19,103 78.2%
De Soto 41 5,982 77.8%
Merriam 42 11,248 77.7%
Lawrence 43 92,611 77.4%
Olathe 44 132,787 76.7%
Roeland Park 45 6,816 76.5%
Great Bend 46 15,741 75.0%
Independence 47 9,084 74.6%
Lansing 48 11,706 73.7%
Arkansas City 49 12,198 71.0%
Coffeyville 50 9,796 71.0%
Leavenworth 51 35,948 70.0%
Topeka 52 127,472 69.2%
Emporia 53 24,707 64.5%
Wichita 54 388,033 63.5%
Junction City 55 25,016 55.1%
Ulysses 56 5,768 45.6%
Garden City 57 26,916 41.2%
Kansas City 58 149,755 38.9%
Dodge City 59 27,875 35.0%
Liberal 60 20,709 30.6%

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