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.
- Harahan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Sulphur (Homes For Sale)
- Mandeville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Youngsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Central (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Broussard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Walker (Homes For Sale)
- Denham Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Scott (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jennings (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Baker is the least white city of all those we measured.
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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*
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 is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 9,277 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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 is a small city in Lafayette parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 6,754 from the 2005 Census Est.
Walker is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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:
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