These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Louisiana For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Louisiana 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 Louisiana?

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 Pelican State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Louisiana for 2018:

  1. Sulphur (Jobs)
  2. Harahan (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Youngsville (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Central (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Mandeville (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Walker (Jobs)
  7. Denham Springs (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Broussard (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Jennings (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Slidell (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, Grambling 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 Louisiana for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Louisiana, 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 Louisiana 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 63 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 63 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 Louisiana.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sulphur.

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 Louisiana.

1. Sulphur


Population: 20,198
Percent White: 90.4%
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Sulphur is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 20,410 at the 2010 census. Sulphur is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2. Harahan

Harahan, Louisiana

Population: 9,321
Percent White: 90.4%
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Harahan is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 9,277 at the 2010 census.

3. Youngsville

Youngsville, Louisiana

Population: 10,878
Percent White: 87.1%
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4. Central

Central, Louisiana

Population: 28,017
Percent White: 84.9%
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Central is the thirteenth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the second largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Central became the state’s newest city in April 2005. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Central was 26,864 as of the 2010 census.

5. Mandeville

Mandeville, Louisiana

Population: 12,244
Percent White: 83.1%
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Mandeville is a small city in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,560 at the 2010 census. Mandeville is located on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, south of Interstate 12. It is across the lake from the city of New Orleans and its southshore suburbs. It is part of the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area.

6. Walker


Population: 6,256
Percent White: 81.8%
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Walker is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.

7. Denham Springs

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Population: 10,278
Percent White: 80.9%
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Denham Springs is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The 2010 census placed the population at 10,215, up from 8,757 at the 2000 census. The city is the largest area of commercial and residential development in Livingston Parish. As of the 2010 census, Denham Springs and Walker are the only parish municipalities classified as cities.

8. Broussard

Broussard, Louisiana

Population: 10,221
Percent White: 76.6%
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Broussard is a small city in Lafayette parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 6,754 from the 2005 Census Est.

9. Jennings

Jennings, Louisiana

Population: 10,180
Percent White: 72.1%
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Jennings is a city in and the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States, near Lake Charles. The population was 10,383 at the 2010 census, a small decline from the 2000 tabulation. The city is 68 percent white.

10. Slidell

Slidell, Louisiana

Population: 27,697
Percent White: 71.7%
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Slidell is the largest city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 27,068 at the 2010 census. Greater Slidell has a population of about 90,000. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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

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 Louisiana.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Louisiana for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Sulphur 20,198 90.4%
2
Harahan 9,321 90.4%
3
Youngsville 10,878 87.1%
4
Central 28,017 84.9%
5
Mandeville 12,244 83.1%
6
Walker 6,256 81.8%
7
Denham Springs 10,278 80.9%
8
Broussard 10,221 76.6%
9
Jennings 10,180 72.1%
10
Slidell 27,697 71.7%
11
Scott 8,687 69.4%
12
Covington 9,725 69.3%
13
Morgan City 11,936 65.3%
14
Springhill 5,149 64.6%
15
Westwego 8,545 64.0%
16
Houma 34,052 62.9%
17
Thibodaux 14,565 62.3%
18
Pineville 14,477 61.9%
19
West Monroe 13,031 61.5%
20
Lafayette 125,808 60.8%
21
Eunice 10,199 60.4%
22
Bossier City 67,152 59.7%
23
Crowley 13,155 58.4%
24
Zachary 16,154 58.4%
25
Oakdale 7,693 57.6%
26
Rayne 8,051 57.4%
27
Ponchatoula 6,944 55.3%
28
Breaux Bridge 8,331 55.0%
29
Marksville 5,560 53.7%
30
Deridder 10,918 52.3%
31
Leesville 6,551 51.5%
32
Carencro 8,420 51.3%
33
Patterson 6,085 49.7%
34
New Iberia 30,717 48.9%
35
Kenner 66,954 47.8%
36
Ruston 22,245 47.7%
37
Hammond 20,389 47.2%
38
Minden 12,790 44.7%
39
Bogalusa 11,964 44.3%
40
Gretna 17,832 44.1%
41
Abbeville 12,408 43.8%
42
Lake Charles 75,044 42.8%
43
Gonzales 10,492 42.2%
44
Plaquemine 6,920 41.4%
45
Shreveport 198,571 38.3%
46
Ville Platte 7,338 38.2%
47
Natchitoches 18,402 36.9%
48
Alexandria 48,044 36.8%
49
Baton Rouge 228,694 36.6%
50
St. Gabriel 6,984 35.4%
51
Port Allen 5,123 35.0%
52
Franklin 7,339 34.3%
53
Monroe 49,361 32.7%
54
New Orleans 382,922 30.6%
55
Jeanerette 5,526 28.9%
56
St. Martinville 6,096 27.7%
57
Donaldsonville 7,916 27.1%
58
Richwood 5,626 23.1%
59
Tallulah 7,144 20.9%
60
Opelousas 16,605 20.8%
61
Bastrop 10,851 19.1%
62
Baker 13,754 17.4%
63
Grambling 5,107 9.1%

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