These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Kansas In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Kansas.

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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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Kansas with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Mulvane (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Prairie Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Abilene (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Colby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Valley Center (Homes For Sale)
  6. Leawood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. El Dorado (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Paola (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Concordia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Ottawa (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 2019

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 94.0% to 29.2%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Mulvane took the distinction of being the most White, while Liberal was the least White city.

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.

Mulvane, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,413
% White: 94.03%
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Mulvane is a city in Sedgwick and Sumner counties in the U.S. state of Kansas and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,111.

Prairie Village, KS

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 21,932
% White: 93.76%
More on Prairie Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prairie Village is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 21,447.

Abilene, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,487
% White: 93.26%
More on Abilene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,844. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is located in Abilene.

Colby, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,365
% White: 92.25%
More on Colby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,387.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,507
% White: 91.61%
More on Valley Center: Real Estate | Data

Valley Center is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,822.

Leawood, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,195
% White: 91.25%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leawood is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,867.

El Dorado, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,003
% White: 91.09%
More on El Dorado: Real Estate | Data | Photos

El Dorado EL-d-RAY-doh) is city and county seat of Butler County, Kansas, United States. It is situated along the Walnut River in the central part of Butler County and located in south-central Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,021.

Paola, KS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,583
% White: 90.83%
More on Paola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paola is a city in and the county seat of Miami County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,602.

Concordia, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,198
% White: 90.48%
More on Concordia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. It is located along the Republican River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains in north-central Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,395. Concordia is home of the Cloud County Community College and the Nazareth Convent and Academy.

Ottawa, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,321
% White: 90.33%
More on Ottawa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ottawa is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Kansas, United States. It is located on both banks of the Marais des Cygnes River near the center of Franklin County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,649.

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 Mulvane 94.03% 5,413
2 Prairie Village 93.76% 21,932
3 Abilene 93.26% 6,487
4 Colby 92.25% 5,365
5 Valley Center 91.61% 6,507
6 Leawood 91.25% 34,195
7 El Dorado 91.09% 13,003
8 Paola 90.83% 5,583
9 Concordia 90.48% 5,198
10 Ottawa 90.33% 12,321
11 Pratt 90.31% 6,841
12 Mcpherson 89.87% 13,089
13 Haysville 89.51% 11,489
14 Hays 89.04% 20,938
15 Augusta 88.77% 9,339
16 Chanute 88.36% 9,146
17 Fort Scott 88.03% 7,822
18 Iola 86.99% 5,459
19 Derby 85.86% 23,712
20 Atchison 84.53% 10,727
21 Andover 84.47% 12,661
22 Wellington 83.12% 7,878
23 Gardner 81.74% 21,059
24 Parsons 81.73% 9,964
25 Eudora 81.09% 6,272
26 Shawnee 80.91% 64,840
27 Pittsburg 80.6% 20,278
28 Hutchinson 80.03% 41,316
29 Lenexa 79.7% 52,030
30 Bel Aire 79.52% 7,422
31 Mission 79.16% 9,445
32 Independence 79.16% 8,983
33 Overland Park 78.98% 186,147
34 Salina 78.63% 47,513
35 Winfield 78.46% 12,180
36 De Soto 78.45% 6,042
37 Manhattan 78.01% 55,427
38 Bonner Springs 77.94% 7,644
39 Roeland Park 77.75% 6,810
40 Newton 77.7% 18,972
41 Lawrence 76.64% 93,954
42 Merriam 76.45% 11,259
43 Great Bend 76.09% 15,686
44 Olathe 75.64% 134,368
45 Park City 74.07% 7,512
46 Lansing 70.8% 11,771
47 Arkansas City 70.31% 12,055
48 Coffeyville 70.28% 9,706
49 Leavenworth 70.0% 35,958
50 Topeka 68.94% 127,139
51 Emporia 64.44% 24,636
52 Wichita 63.1% 389,054
53 Junction City 55.59% 24,336
54 Ulysses 45.25% 5,892
55 Garden City 39.49% 26,900
56 Kansas City 38.64% 151,042
57 Dodge City 32.69% 27,961
58 Liberal 29.23% 20,607

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