The 10 Whitest Cities In Kentucky For 2021


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

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 Kentucky?

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 Bluegrass State.

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

Here are the 10 whites places in Kentucky for 2021:

  1. Cold Spring
  2. Villa Hills
  3. Alexandria
  4. Edgewood
  5. Flatwoods
  6. Corbin
  7. Bellevue
  8. Mount Washington
  9. Independence
  10. Fort Thomas

What is the whitest city in Kentucky for 2021? According to the most recent census data Cold Spring ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Shively 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Kentucky For 2021

1. Cold Spring

Cold Spring, KY

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,401
% White: 97.58%
More on Cold Spring: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Villa Hills

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,449
% White: 97.5%
More on Villa Hills: Real Estate | Data

3. Alexandria

Alexandria, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,425
% White: 97.06%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Edgewood

Edgewood, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,745
% White: 94.81%
More on Edgewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Flatwoods

Flatwoods, KY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,160
% White: 94.75%
More on Flatwoods: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Corbin

Corbin, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,325
% White: 94.42%
More on Corbin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Bellevue

Bellevue, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,804
% White: 94.11%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Mount Washington

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,567
% White: 94.08%
More on Mount Washington: Real Estate | Data

9. Independence

Independence, KY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,683
% White: 93.43%
More on Independence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas, KY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,308
% White: 93.25%
More on Fort Thomas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Kentucky for 2021

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

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 75 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.6% to 37.7%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Shively
  2. Radcliff
  3. Oak Grove

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Kentucky

Rank City % White Population
1 Cold Spring 97.58% 6,401
2 Villa Hills 97.5% 7,449
3 Alexandria 97.06% 9,425
4 Edgewood 94.81% 8,745
5 Flatwoods 94.75% 7,160
6 Corbin 94.42% 7,325
7 Bellevue 94.11% 5,804
8 Mount Washington 94.08% 14,567
9 Independence 93.43% 27,683
10 Fort Thomas 93.25% 16,308
11 Dayton 92.83% 5,496
12 Ashland 92.46% 20,626
13 London 92.44% 8,059
14 Lawrenceburg 92.3% 11,350
15 Fort Wright 92.08% 5,745
16 Shepherdsville 92.07% 12,218
17 Taylor Mill 91.76% 6,763
18 Leitchfield 91.7% 6,807
19 Pikeville 91.67% 6,810
20 Hillview 90.83% 9,071
21 Williamsburg 89.81% 5,260
22 Morehead 89.7% 7,653
23 Mount Sterling 89.67% 7,166
24 Union 89.59% 5,910
25 Fort Mitchell 89.23% 8,257
26 Middlesborough 89.16% 9,395
27 Highland Heights 88.4% 7,149
28 Somerset 88.13% 11,447
29 Erlanger 87.92% 18,967
30 Berea 87.7% 15,474
31 Cynthiana 87.2% 6,312
32 Nicholasville 87.04% 30,301
33 Winchester 86.23% 18,429
34 Central City 85.76% 5,808
35 Richmond 85.59% 35,133
36 Elsmere 85.56% 8,567
37 Florence 85.46% 32,369
38 Harrodsburg 85.45% 8,418
39 Murray 85.3% 19,171
40 Georgetown 84.12% 33,605
41 Paris 83.29% 9,817
42 Campbellsville 83.26% 11,419
43 Owensboro 83.17% 59,536
44 Monticello 83.15% 6,070
45 Maysville 82.86% 8,782
46 Princeton 82.8% 6,116
47 Newport 82.23% 15,123
48 St. Matthews 81.97% 18,161
49 La Grange 81.96% 8,854
50 Henderson 81.56% 28,625
51 Glasgow 81.23% 14,393
52 Bardstown 80.91% 13,094
53 Madisonville 80.06% 18,936
54 Danville 79.08% 16,730
55 Covington 78.27% 40,548
56 Douglass Hills 78.13% 5,710
57 Russellville 77.8% 7,039
58 Versailles 77.57% 9,215
59 Franklin 77.14% 8,835
60 Middletown 76.29% 7,891
61 Lyndon 74.45% 11,431
62 Frankfort 74.13% 27,680
63 Elizabethtown 73.12% 29,620
64 Jeffersontown 72.72% 28,035
65 Lebanon 72.57% 5,644
66 Paducah 71.41% 24,894
67 Lexington 71.0% 320,601
68 Bowling Green 70.39% 67,600
69 Mayfield 70.21% 9,867
70 Shelbyville 67.96% 16,009
71 Louisville 65.58% 617,790
72 Hopkinsville 60.93% 31,056
73 Oak Grove 54.99% 7,338
74 Radcliff 54.86% 22,639
75 Shively 37.71% 15,726

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About Chris Kolmar

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