These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Kentucky For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Kentucky 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 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 2018:

  1. Edgewood
  2. Villa Hills
  3. Cold Spring
  4. Mount Washington
  5. Dayton (Photos)
  6. Taylor Mill
  7. Alexandria (Photos)
  8. Flatwoods (Photos)
  9. Hillview
  10. Fort Thomas (Photos)

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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How we determined the whitest places in Kentucky for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Kentucky 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 78 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 78 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 Kentucky.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Edgewood.

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 Kentucky.

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1. Edgewood


Population: 8,703
Percent White: 97.8%

2. Villa Hills


Population: 7,404
Percent White: 97.4%

3. Cold Spring


Population: 6,168
Percent White: 96.3%

4. Mount Washington


Population: 14,088
Percent White: 95.6%

5. Dayton

Dayton, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,385
Percent White: 95.5%

6. Taylor Mill


Population: 6,719
Percent White: 95.3%

7. Alexandria

Alexandria, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,878
Percent White: 95.2%

8. Flatwoods

Flatwoods, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,358
Percent White: 95.1%

9. Hillview

Hillview, Kentucky

Source: Google Maps

Population: 8,688
Percent White: 94.9%

10. Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,317
Percent White: 94.8%

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

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 Kentucky.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Kentucky for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Edgewood 1 8,703 97.8%
Villa Hills 2 7,404 97.4%
Cold Spring 3 6,168 96.3%
Mount Washington 4 14,088 95.6%
Dayton 5 5,385 95.5%
Taylor Mill 6 6,719 95.3%
Alexandria 7 8,878 95.2%
Flatwoods 8 7,358 95.1%
Hillview 9 8,688 94.9%
Fort Thomas 10 16,317 94.8%
Independence 11 26,317 94.8%
Bellevue 12 5,879 94.8%
Corbin 13 7,306 94.3%
Hazard 14 5,383 94.2%
London 15 8,111 93.8%
Lawrenceburg 16 11,081 93.5%
Shepherdsville 17 11,869 93.4%
Fort Wright 18 5,732 93.2%
Ashland 19 21,294 92.1%
Pikeville 20 7,266 91.9%
Somerset 21 11,415 91.2%
Highland Heights 22 7,136 91.1%
Williamsburg 23 5,263 91.1%
Leitchfield 24 6,850 90.2%
Monticello 25 6,116 90.0%
Middlesborough 26 9,842 89.4%
Nicholasville 27 29,249 88.8%
Morehead 28 7,615 88.8%
Cynthiana 29 6,376 88.8%
Berea 30 14,667 87.9%
Fort Mitchell 31 8,245 87.8%
Mount Sterling 32 7,136 87.2%
Harrodsburg 33 8,409 87.2%
Wilmore 34 6,181 87.2%
Winchester 35 18,395 86.5%
Erlanger 36 18,565 86.5%
Florence 37 31,735 86.4%
Richmond 38 33,583 85.8%
Georgetown 39 31,708 85.0%
Owensboro 40 58,685 84.9%
Princeton 41 6,215 84.1%
Campbellsville 42 11,329 84.1%
Murray 43 18,726 83.8%
Newport 44 15,321 83.4%
Union 45 5,677 83.2%
Maysville 46 8,883 82.9%
St. Matthews 47 17,930 82.8%
Glasgow 48 14,338 82.6%
Elsmere 49 8,488 82.2%
Henderson 50 28,870 81.8%
La Grange 51 8,481 81.5%
Central City 52 5,895 80.9%
Danville 53 16,645 80.9%
Covington 54 40,766 80.3%
Bardstown 55 13,026 79.7%
Madisonville 56 19,615 79.5%
Jeffersontown 57 27,395 78.9%
Middletown 58 7,773 78.7%
Douglass Hills 59 5,645 78.5%
Versailles 60 9,091 78.3%
Paris 61 9,836 78.0%
Franklin 62 8,706 76.8%
Elizabethtown 63 29,835 75.9%
Lebanon 64 5,604 75.9%
Russellville 65 6,998 74.5%
Frankfort 66 27,598 74.3%
Lyndon 67 11,310 73.6%
Paducah 68 25,010 73.6%
Lexington 69 311,529 72.1%
Mayfield 70 10,078 71.2%
Bowling Green 71 62,824 71.1%
Vine Grove 72 5,680 71.0%
Shelbyville 73 15,039 69.9%
Louisville 74 611,573 67.1%
Hopkinsville 75 32,442 60.7%
Oak Grove 76 7,487 60.3%
Radcliff 77 22,806 55.0%
Shively 78 15,625 38.6%

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