Whitest Cities In Louisiana For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in Louisiana are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Louisiana.

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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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Louisiana for 2020:

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

If you’re wondering, Baker 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 Louisiana For 2020

Mandeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,252
% White: 91.59%
More on Mandeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Central, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,577
% White: 87.15%
More on Central: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Sulphur, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,241
% White: 86.66%
More on Sulphur: Real Estate | Data

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.

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,309
% White: 86.24%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Youngsville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,753
% White: 82.15%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,250
% White: 81.62%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data

Walker is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.

Denham Springs, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,991
% White: 80.16%
More on Denham Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Broussard, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,412
% White: 75.91%
More on Broussard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Covington, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,133
% White: 72.29%
More on Covington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Covington is a city in, and the parish seat of, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River.

Jennings, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,047
% White: 70.8%
More on Jennings: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

How we determined the whitest places in Louisiana for 2020

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Louisiana.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 91.6% to 14.5%.

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

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

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Louisiana:

  1. Baker
  2. Bastrop
  3. Opelousas

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % White Population
1 Mandeville 91.59% 12,252
2 Central 87.15% 28,577
3 Sulphur 86.66% 20,241
4 Harahan 86.24% 9,309
5 Youngsville 82.15% 12,753
6 Walker 81.62% 6,250
7 Denham Springs 80.16% 9,991
8 Broussard 75.91% 11,412
9 Covington 72.29% 10,133
10 Jennings 70.8% 10,047
11 Slidell 70.68% 27,769
12 Scott 69.96% 8,761
13 Rayne 63.01% 8,075
14 West Monroe 62.97% 12,756
15 Morgan City 62.52% 11,452
16 Thibodaux 61.63% 14,515
17 Lafayette 61.23% 126,515
18 Houma 60.96% 33,520
19 Bossier City 59.93% 67,935
20 Ponchatoula 59.78% 7,131
21 Westwego 59.3% 8,499
22 Breaux Bridge 58.45% 8,299
23 Eunice 57.25% 10,407
24 Pineville 57.11% 14,313
25 Crowley 56.87% 12,960
26 Oakdale 54.54% 7,640
27 Patterson 53.43% 6,012
28 Deridder 53.26% 11,050
29 Leesville 51.25% 6,055
30 Marksville 50.99% 5,476
31 New Iberia 50.85% 29,992
32 Zachary 49.88% 17,056
33 Carencro 48.47% 8,775
34 Hammond 47.21% 20,444
35 Bogalusa 46.92% 11,793
36 Gretna 46.24% 17,797
37 Ruston 45.49% 22,055
38 Kenner 45.1% 66,910
39 Abbeville 44.21% 12,286
40 Minden 42.94% 12,442
41 Lake Charles 42.89% 76,267
42 Ville Platte 40.47% 7,196
43 Gonzales 38.88% 10,677
44 Natchitoches 38.14% 18,080
45 Alexandria 37.95% 47,539
46 Plaquemine 37.35% 6,726
47 Shreveport 37.03% 193,785
48 Franklin 36.58% 7,097
49 Baton Rouge 36.57% 225,362
50 Port Allen 35.08% 5,051
51 St. Gabriel 34.75% 7,200
52 Monroe 33.63% 48,663
53 New Orleans 30.62% 389,648
54 St. Martinville 29.02% 6,014
55 Donaldsonville 23.26% 8,090
56 Tallulah 21.78% 6,929
57 Jeanerette 21.26% 5,410
58 Opelousas 20.87% 16,399
59 Bastrop 18.91% 10,521
60 Baker 14.49% 13,557

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