These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Maryland For 2018


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

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 Old Line State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Maryland for 2018:

  1. Thurmont (Photos)
  2. Hampstead (Photos)
  3. Ocean City (Photos)
  4. Mount Airy (Photos)
  5. Cumberland (Photos)
  6. Taneytown (Photos)
  7. Bel Air (Photos)
  8. Walkersville
  9. Chesapeake Beach (Photos)
  10. Brunswick (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Glenarden 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 Maryland for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Maryland, 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 Maryland 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 41 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 41 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 Maryland.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Thurmont.

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 Maryland.

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1. Thurmont

Thurmont, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,435
Percent White: 96.6%

2. Hampstead

Hampstead, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,352
Percent White: 94.2%

3. Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,041
Percent White: 92.0%

4. Mount Airy

Mount Airy, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,376
Percent White: 88.9%

5. Cumberland

Cumberland, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,290
Percent White: 88.1%

6. Taneytown

Taneytown, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,755
Percent White: 87.3%

7. Bel Air

Bel Air, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,211
Percent White: 86.7%

8. Walkersville

Walkersville, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,989
Percent White: 85.2%

9. Chesapeake Beach

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,866
Percent White: 83.9%

10. Brunswick

Brunswick, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,101
Percent White: 83.3%

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

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 Maryland.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Maryland for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Thurmont 1 6,435 96.6%
Hampstead 2 6,352 94.2%
Ocean City 3 7,041 92.0%
Mount Airy 4 9,376 88.9%
Cumberland 5 20,290 88.1%
Taneytown 6 6,755 87.3%
Bel Air 7 10,211 86.7%
Walkersville 8 5,989 85.2%
Chesapeake Beach 9 5,866 83.9%
Brunswick 10 6,101 83.3%
Poolesville 11 5,108 80.7%
Westminster 12 18,665 79.2%
Frostburg 13 8,718 79.1%
Elkton 14 15,687 73.2%
Havre De Grace 15 13,505 72.4%
Cheste 16 5,122 71.5%
Easton 17 16,637 71.3%
Hagerstown 18 40,325 68.3%
Fruitland 19 5,151 61.6%
La Plata 20 9,059 60.7%
Frederick 21 68,229 55.0%
Aberdeen 22 15,361 53.9%
Annapolis 23 39,009 52.9%
College Park 24 31,942 51.6%
Rockville 25 65,171 50.6%
Salisbury 26 32,338 49.0%
Takoma Park 27 17,567 42.9%
Cambridge 28 12,552 42.7%
Gaithersburg 29 66,104 36.8%
Bowie 30 57,633 34.4%
Cheverly 31 6,390 29.0%
Baltimore 32 621,000 27.7%
Hyattsville 33 18,262 23.6%
Greenbelt 34 23,623 23.3%
Laurel 35 25,703 22.9%
Riverdale Park 36 7,221 16.9%
Mount Rainier 37 8,364 14.9%
New Carrollton 38 12,727 9.1%
Bladensburg 39 9,505 3.3%
District Heights 40 5,951 1.5%
Glenarden 41 6,110 1.3%

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