The 10 Whitest Cities In Louisiana For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Louisiana.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Louisiana for 2021:

  1. Mandeville
  2. Central
  3. Harahan
  4. Sulphur
  5. Denham Springs
  6. Youngsville
  7. Broussard
  8. Walker
  9. Covington
  10. Slidell

What is the whitest city in Louisiana for 2021? According to the most recent census data Mandeville ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Louisiana For 2021

1. Mandeville

Mandeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,448
% White: 90.25%
More on Mandeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Central

Central, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,107
% White: 86.91%
More on Central: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Harahan

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,304
% White: 83.93%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Sulphur

Sulphur, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,113
% White: 83.89%
More on Sulphur: Real Estate | Data

5. Denham Springs

Denham Springs, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,937
% White: 81.59%
More on Denham Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Youngsville

Youngsville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,407
% White: 79.57%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Broussard

Broussard, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,913
% White: 78.36%
More on Broussard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Walker

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,261
% White: 77.85%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data

9. Covington

Covington, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,372
% White: 74.6%
More on Covington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Slidell

Slidell, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 27,822
% White: 71.78%
More on Slidell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Louisiana for 2021

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 90.2% to 13.6%.

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. Tallulah

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % White Population
1 Mandeville 90.25% 12,448
2 Central 86.91% 29,107
3 Harahan 83.93% 9,304
4 Sulphur 83.89% 20,113
5 Denham Springs 81.59% 9,937
6 Youngsville 79.57% 13,407
7 Broussard 78.36% 11,913
8 Walker 77.85% 6,261
9 Covington 74.6% 10,372
10 Slidell 71.78% 27,822
11 Jennings 68.67% 9,980
12 Scott 68.14% 8,729
13 Ponchatoula 63.86% 7,195
14 Houma 62.15% 33,334
15 Lafayette 61.28% 126,666
16 Morgan City 60.98% 11,206
17 West Monroe 59.22% 12,583
18 Bossier City 58.54% 68,248
19 Crowley 58.46% 12,796
20 Westwego 58.4% 8,438
21 Thibodaux 58.21% 14,494
22 Rayne 57.97% 8,041
23 Pineville 57.8% 14,237
24 Eunice 57.56% 10,140
25 Breaux Bridge 56.54% 8,262
26 Patterson 53.2% 5,953
27 Deridder 52.33% 10,861
28 Oakdale 52.18% 7,607
29 Marksville 51.66% 5,432
30 New Iberia 51.61% 29,456
31 Carencro 50.36% 8,984
32 Leesville 50.04% 5,891
33 Zachary 48.72% 17,283
34 Abbeville 46.99% 12,236
35 Bogalusa 46.63% 11,673
36 Ruston 45.56% 21,976
37 Kenner 45.38% 66,777
38 Hammond 45.27% 20,668
39 Gretna 44.9% 17,774
40 Lake Charles 44.35% 77,283
41 Minden 44.28% 12,274
42 Plaquemine 38.61% 6,680
43 Alexandria 38.33% 47,012
44 Natchitoches 37.36% 17,898
45 Ville Platte 37.28% 7,159
46 Shreveport 36.8% 192,035
47 Baton Rouge 36.64% 224,149
48 Franklin 36.61% 6,960
49 Gonzales 34.11% 10,789
50 St. Martinville 32.8% 5,945
51 Monroe 32.68% 48,241
52 New Orleans 30.67% 390,845
53 St. Gabriel 29.66% 7,282
54 Opelousas 22.61% 16,234
55 Jeanerette 21.1% 5,385
56 Donaldsonville 21.09% 8,237
57 Tallulah 19.65% 6,851
58 Bastrop 18.12% 10,311
59 Baker 13.62% 13,437

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About Chris Kolmar

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