The 10 Whitest Cities In Maryland For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Maryland for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Maryland for 2022? According to the most recent census data Thurmont ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, District Heights 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 Maryland reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Maryland For 2022

1. Thurmont

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,783
% White: 90.84%
More on Thurmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Thurmont, MD

2. Taneytown

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,837
% White: 89.73%
More on Taneytown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taneytown, MD

3. Ocean City

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,957
% White: 89.55%
More on Ocean City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean City, MD

4. Cumberland

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 19,495
% White: 88.19%
More on Cumberland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cumberland, MD

5. Hampstead

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,403
% White: 87.01%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hampstead, MD

Source: Public domain

6. Bel Air

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,102
% White: 82.72%
More on Bel Air: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bel Air, MD

Source: Public domain

7. Chesapeake Beach

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,996
% White: 81.94%
More on Chesapeake Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesapeake Beach, MD

8. Mount Airy

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,439
% White: 81.83%
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mount Airy, MD

9. Walkersville

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,306
% White: 79.8%
More on Walkersville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Walkersville, MD

Source: Public domain

10. Frostburg

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,550
% White: 78.88%
More on Frostburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frostburg, MD

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

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

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 39 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 90.8% to 1.0%.

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

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

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

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

  1. District Heights
  2. Glenarden
  3. Bladensburg

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Thurmont 90.84% 6,783
2 Taneytown 89.73% 6,837
3 Ocean City 89.55% 6,957
4 Cumberland 88.19% 19,495
5 Hampstead 87.01% 6,403
6 Bel Air 82.72% 10,102
7 Chesapeake Beach 81.94% 5,996
8 Mount Airy 81.83% 9,439
9 Walkersville 79.8% 6,306
10 Frostburg 78.88% 8,550
11 Westminster 77.8% 18,649
12 Brunswick 76.67% 6,364
13 Havre De Grace 72.53% 13,808
14 Cheste 71.48% 5,073
15 Elkton 67.83% 15,653
16 Easton 66.44% 16,589
17 Hagerstown 62.65% 40,027
18 La Plata 59.93% 9,516
19 Frederick 55.1% 71,843
20 Aberdeen 54.63% 15,904
21 Annapolis 54.59% 39,321
22 Rockville 48.68% 68,155
23 Salisbury 47.81% 32,850
24 College Park 47.48% 32,221
25 Takoma Park 43.85% 17,703
26 Cambridge 38.6% 12,300
27 Cheverly 36.47% 6,439
28 Gaithersburg 33.08% 67,878
29 Bowie 29.07% 58,158
30 Baltimore 27.3% 602,274
31 Hyattsville 25.36% 18,267
32 Greenbelt 22.8% 23,253
33 Mount Rainier 18.82% 8,149
34 Laurel 18.4% 25,734
35 Riverdale Park 16.49% 7,216
36 New Carrollton 7.66% 12,925
37 Bladensburg 2.79% 9,428
38 Glenarden 2.18% 6,158
39 District Heights 0.95% 5,996

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

About Chris Kolmar

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