These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Maine For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Maine 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 Maine?

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 Pine Tree State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 1,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Maine for 2018:

  1. Brewer (Photos)
  2. Calais (Photos)
  3. Ellsworth (Photos)
  4. Hallowell (Photos)
  5. Belfast (Photos)
  6. Rockland (Photos)
  7. Gardiner (Photos)
  8. Bath (Photos)
  9. Presque Isle (Photos)
  10. Augusta (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Portland 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 Maine for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Maine, 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 Maine 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 22 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 1,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 22 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 Maine.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Brewer.

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 Maine.

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1. Brewer

Brewer, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,284
Percent White: 98.0%

2. Calais

Calais, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,018
Percent White: 97.9%

3. Ellsworth

Ellsworth, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,879
Percent White: 95.8%

4. Hallowell

Hallowell, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,427
Percent White: 95.6%

5. Belfast

Belfast, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,641
Percent White: 94.7%

6. Rockland

Rockland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,220
Percent White: 94.6%

7. Gardiner

Gardiner, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,670
Percent White: 94.3%

8. Bath

Bath, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,334
Percent White: 94.0%

9. Presque Isle

Presque Isle, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,298
Percent White: 93.2%

10. Augusta

Augusta, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,691
Percent White: 93.0%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Maine

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 Maine.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Maine for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Brewer 1 9,284 98.0%
Calais 2 3,018 97.9%
Ellsworth 3 7,879 95.8%
Hallowell 4 2,427 95.6%
Belfast 5 6,641 94.7%
Rockland 6 7,220 94.6%
Gardiner 7 5,670 94.3%
Bath 8 8,334 94.0%
Presque Isle 9 9,298 93.2%
Augusta 10 18,691 93.0%
South Portland 11 25,397 92.2%
Saco 12 19,008 92.2%
Bangor 13 32,491 91.7%
Caribou 14 7,902 91.3%
Auburn 15 22,943 90.7%
Old Town 16 7,655 90.6%
Biddeford 17 21,341 90.3%
Waterville 18 16,134 89.1%
Eastport 19 1,390 89.0%
Westbrook 20 17,969 88.6%
Lewiston 21 36,277 86.8%
Portland 22 66,649 81.6%

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