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

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.

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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.

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1. Sulphur


Population: 20,198
Percent White: 90.4%

2. Harahan

Harahan, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,321
Percent White: 90.4%

3. Youngsville


Population: 10,878
Percent White: 87.1%

4. Central


Population: 28,017
Percent White: 84.9%

5. Mandeville

Mandeville, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,244
Percent White: 83.1%

6. Walker


Population: 6,256
Percent White: 81.8%

7. Denham Springs

Denham Springs, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,278
Percent White: 80.9%

8. Broussard

Broussard, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,221
Percent White: 76.6%

9. Jennings

Jennings, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,180
Percent White: 72.1%

10. Slidell

Slidell, Louisiana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,697
Percent White: 71.7%

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

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

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