These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Louisiana In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth 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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Louisiana with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Harahan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sulphur (Homes For Sale)
  3. Mandeville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Youngsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Central (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Broussard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Walker (Homes For Sale)
  8. Denham Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Scott (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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How we determined the whitest places in Louisiana for 2019

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 61 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 89.1% to 16.9%.

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

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.

Harahan, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,367
% White: 89.08%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,237
% White: 88.55%
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.

Mandeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,215
% White: 87.9%
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.

Youngsville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,950
% White: 86.57%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Central, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,462
% White: 85.74%
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.

Broussard, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,888
% White: 79.81%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,266
% White: 79.62%
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: 10,066
% White: 79.34%
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.

Scott, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,784
% White: 73.88%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott is the fourth largest municipality in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population rose to over 8,000 according to the 2010 census results. Scott is a suburb of Lafayette and is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Jennings, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,084
% White: 72.62%
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.

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 Harahan 89.08% 9,367
2 Sulphur 88.55% 20,237
3 Mandeville 87.9% 12,215
4 Youngsville 86.57% 11,950
5 Central 85.74% 28,462
6 Broussard 79.81% 10,888
7 Walker 79.62% 6,266
8 Denham Springs 79.34% 10,066
9 Scott 73.88% 8,784
10 Jennings 72.62% 10,084
11 Covington 72.47% 9,925
12 Slidell 71.83% 27,755
13 Morgan City 67.5% 11,685
14 Springhill 63.83% 5,054
15 Thibodaux 62.6% 14,488
16 Houma 61.53% 33,784
17 Westwego 61.01% 8,557
18 Eunice 60.91% 10,305
19 Lafayette 60.31% 126,476
20 West Monroe 60.11% 12,874
21 Bossier City 59.43% 67,511
22 Pineville 58.12% 14,381
23 Ponchatoula 57.61% 7,015
24 Rayne 56.44% 8,079
25 Crowley 56.0% 13,047
26 Breaux Bridge 55.23% 8,291
27 Oakdale 55.21% 7,669
28 Marksville 53.32% 5,519
29 Leesville 51.95% 6,335
30 Zachary 51.47% 16,879
31 Patterson 51.24% 6,067
32 Carencro 51.19% 8,620
33 Deridder 50.95% 10,995
34 New Iberia 50.25% 30,292
35 Gretna 46.72% 17,888
36 Hammond 46.62% 20,325
37 Kenner 46.43% 67,253
38 Ruston 46.08% 22,154
39 Minden 45.72% 12,614
40 Lake Charles 43.43% 75,194
41 Abbeville 43.38% 12,350
42 Gonzales 41.53% 10,558
43 Bogalusa 41.22% 11,852
44 Alexandria 38.22% 47,954
45 Plaquemine 38.2% 6,812
46 Shreveport 37.45% 196,217
47 Natchitoches 37.37% 18,176
48 Ville Platte 36.88% 7,259
49 Baton Rouge 36.58% 227,549
50 St. Gabriel 36.31% 7,094
51 Franklin 35.38% 7,244
52 Port Allen 33.8% 5,086
53 Monroe 33.73% 48,938
54 New Orleans 30.57% 388,182
55 Jeanerette 28.33% 5,465
56 Donaldsonville 27.6% 7,975
57 St. Martinville 27.32% 6,058
58 Tallulah 22.0% 7,013
59 Opelousas 19.68% 16,480
60 Bastrop 17.98% 10,643
61 Baker 16.88% 13,694

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