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

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.

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.

1. Edgewood

Edgewood, Kentucky

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Population: 8,703
Percent White: 97.8%
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2. Villa Hills


Population: 7,404
Percent White: 97.4%
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3. Cold Spring


Population: 6,168
Percent White: 96.3%
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Cold Spring is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,912 at the 2010 census, up from 3,806 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

4. Mount Washington


Population: 14,088
Percent White: 95.6%
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Mount Washington is a home rule-class city in northeast Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 9,117 at the 2010 census. The city is one of several surrounding Louisville that have experienced a sharp rise in population in the past three decades, becoming a commuter town.

5. Dayton

Dayton, Kentucky

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Population: 5,385
Percent White: 95.5%
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Dayton is a home rule-class city along a bend of the Ohio River in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,338 at the 2010 census. It is less than 3 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

6. Taylor Mill


Population: 6,719
Percent White: 95.3%
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Taylor Mill is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 6,913 during the year 2000 U.S. census.

7. Alexandria

Alexandria, Kentucky

Population: 8,878
Percent White: 95.2%
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Alexandria is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, in the United States. Along with Newport, it is one of the dual seats of the county. The population was 8,477 at the 2010 census.

8. Flatwoods

Flatwoods, Kentucky

Population: 7,358
Percent White: 95.1%
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Flatwoods is a home rule-class city in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States. Flatwoods is considered a suburb of nearby Ashland, although Ashland itself is located in neighboring Boyd County. The population of Flatwoods was 7,423 at the 2010 census, making Flatwoods the largest city in Greenup County. Flatwoods is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 287,702.

9. Hillview


Population: 8,688
Percent White: 94.9%
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10. Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas, Kentucky

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Population: 16,317
Percent White: 94.8%
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Fort Thomas is a home rule-class city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States, on the southern bank of the Ohio River and the site of an 1890 US Army post. The population was 16,325 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in Campbell County and it is officially part of the Cincinnati – Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

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

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

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