The 10 Whitest Cities In Louisiana For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Louisiana for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Louisiana for 2022? According to the most recent census data Mandeville ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Donaldsonville 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 2022

1. Mandeville

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,567
% White: 91.88%
More on Mandeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mandeville, LA

2. Harahan

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,293
% White: 85.52%
More on Harahan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harahan, LA

3. Sulphur

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,122
% White: 85.34%
More on Sulphur: Real Estate | Data

Sulphur, LA

Source: Public domain

4. Central

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,235
% White: 83.56%
More on Central: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Central, LA

5. Denham Springs

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,908
% White: 78.95%
More on Denham Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Denham Springs, LA

6. Youngsville

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,118
% White: 77.91%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Youngsville, LA

7. Covington

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,471
% White: 75.69%
More on Covington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Covington, LA

8. Walker

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,278
% White: 75.66%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data

9. Scott

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,815
% White: 74.04%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain

10. Broussard

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,248
% White: 73.89%
More on Broussard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broussard, LA

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Louisiana for 2022

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 91.9% to 13.7%.

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 Donaldsonville 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.

Summary: 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. Donaldsonville
  2. Baker
  3. Tallulah

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Mandeville 91.88% 12,567
2 Harahan 85.52% 9,293
3 Sulphur 85.34% 20,122
4 Central 83.56% 29,235
5 Denham Springs 78.95% 9,908
6 Youngsville 77.91% 14,118
7 Covington 75.69% 10,471
8 Walker 75.66% 6,278
9 Scott 74.04% 8,815
10 Broussard 73.89% 12,248
11 Slidell 71.38% 27,782
12 Jennings 70.04% 9,874
13 Morgan City 67.12% 10,963
14 Westwego 64.64% 8,411
15 Houma 64.51% 33,053
16 Ponchatoula 63.92% 7,311
17 Crowley 63.62% 12,689
18 Pineville 61.02% 14,179
19 Lafayette 60.68% 126,674
20 Bossier City 57.85% 68,286
21 Breaux Bridge 57.32% 8,213
22 Eunice 56.28% 9,754
23 Thibodaux 56.18% 14,565
24 West Monroe 54.99% 12,431
25 Oakdale 51.47% 7,571
26 Deridder 51.31% 10,955
27 Patterson 51.23% 5,844
28 Rayne 50.48% 8,062
29 New Iberia 50.26% 28,965
30 Marksville 50.22% 5,376
31 Zachary 49.78% 17,699
32 Carencro 49.76% 9,346
33 Leesville 49.45% 5,773
34 Gretna 46.94% 17,746
35 Abbeville 46.66% 12,167
36 Bogalusa 46.41% 11,658
37 Ruston 45.47% 21,987
38 Hammond 44.29% 20,557
39 Kenner 44.16% 66,759
40 Lake Charles 43.94% 77,832
41 Minden 42.49% 12,035
42 Franklin 38.68% 6,844
43 Plaquemine 37.55% 6,589
44 St. Martinville 37.35% 5,844
45 Baton Rouge 36.18% 222,191
46 Shreveport 36.09% 189,890
47 Alexandria 36.01% 46,545
48 Gonzales 35.09% 10,932
49 Natchitoches 34.96% 17,711
50 Monroe 33.98% 47,906
51 St. Gabriel 33.86% 7,374
52 New Orleans 30.65% 391,249
53 Ville Platte 30.46% 7,117
54 Jeanerette 24.62% 5,321
55 Opelousas 20.06% 16,687
56 Bastrop 19.44% 10,060
57 Tallulah 18.8% 6,722
58 Baker 14.32% 13,233
59 Donaldsonville 13.71% 8,424

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Louisiana.

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