The 10 Whitest Cities In Maine For 2022


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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Maine for 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Maine for 2022:

  1. Brewer
  2. Caribou
  3. Gardiner
  4. Bath
  5. Ellsworth
  6. Rockland
  7. Old Town
  8. Belfast
  9. Saco
  10. Presque Isle

What is the whitest city in Maine for 2022? According to the most recent census data Brewer ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Maine reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Maine For 2022

1. Brewer

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,026
% White: 96.75%
More on Brewer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brewer, ME

2. Caribou

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,659
% White: 96.29%
More on Caribou: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caribou, ME

Source: Public domain

3. Gardiner

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,670
% White: 95.64%
More on Gardiner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gardiner, ME

4. Bath

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,333
% White: 94.66%
More on Bath: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bath, ME

5. Ellsworth

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,085
% White: 94.05%
More on Ellsworth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ellsworth, ME

6. Rockland

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,172
% White: 93.95%
More on Rockland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rockland, ME

7. Old Town

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,453
% White: 93.16%
More on Old Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Old Town, ME

Source: Public domain

8. Belfast

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,710
% White: 92.53%
More on Belfast: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Belfast, ME

9. Saco

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,716
% White: 92.35%
More on Saco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Saco, ME

10. Presque Isle

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,072
% White: 92.29%
More on Presque Isle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Presque Isle, ME

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

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Maine.

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 19 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 96.8% to 81.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Brewer took the distinction of being the most White, while Portland was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Maine 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 Maine

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Maine according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Maine:

  1. Portland
  2. Lewiston
  3. South Portland

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Brewer 96.75% 9,026
2 Caribou 96.29% 7,659
3 Gardiner 95.64% 5,670
4 Bath 94.66% 8,333
5 Ellsworth 94.05% 8,085
6 Rockland 93.95% 7,172
7 Old Town 93.16% 7,453
8 Belfast 92.53% 6,710
9 Saco 92.35% 19,716
10 Presque Isle 92.29% 9,072
11 Augusta 91.31% 18,662
12 Waterville 90.81% 16,623
13 Auburn 89.75% 23,267
14 Bangor 89.6% 32,029
15 Westbrook 89.22% 18,935
16 Biddeford 88.55% 21,502
17 South Portland 87.29% 25,665
18 Lewiston 84.19% 36,158
19 Portland 81.78% 66,706

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

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