The 10 Whitest Cities In Maryland For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Maryland are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Maryland.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Maryland for 2021:

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

What is the whitest city in Maryland for 2021? 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.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Maryland For 2021

1. Thurmont

Thurmont, MD

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,638
% White: 94.55%
More on Thurmont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Taneytown

Taneytown, MD

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,787
% White: 91.32%
More on Taneytown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Hampstead

Hampstead, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,362
% White: 90.0%
More on Hampstead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Ocean City

Ocean City, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,972
% White: 88.94%
More on Ocean City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Cumberland

Cumberland, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 19,650
% White: 88.83%
More on Cumberland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Bel Air

Bel Air, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,071
% White: 86.06%
More on Bel Air: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Mount Airy

Mount Airy, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,397
% White: 83.72%
More on Mount Airy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Chesapeake Beach

Chesapeake Beach, MD

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,960
% White: 82.25%
More on Chesapeake Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Brunswick

Brunswick, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,258
% White: 79.51%
More on Brunswick: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Walkersville

Walkersville, MD

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,179
% White: 79.17%
More on Walkersville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Maryland for 2021

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 94.5% to 1.2%.

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.

There You Have It - 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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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Maryland

Rank City % White Population
1 Thurmont 94.55% 6,638
2 Taneytown 91.32% 6,787
3 Hampstead 90.0% 6,362
4 Ocean City 88.94% 6,972
5 Cumberland 88.83% 19,650
6 Bel Air 86.06% 10,071
7 Mount Airy 83.72% 9,397
8 Chesapeake Beach 82.25% 5,960
9 Brunswick 79.51% 6,258
10 Walkersville 79.17% 6,179
11 Frostburg 77.92% 8,591
12 Westminster 76.01% 18,552
13 Cheste 75.0% 5,088
14 Havre De Grace 72.85% 13,652
15 Easton 69.7% 16,591
16 Elkton 67.3% 15,644
17 Hagerstown 64.7% 40,152
18 La Plata 56.03% 9,376
19 Aberdeen 55.81% 15,848
20 Frederick 55.0% 70,887
21 Annapolis 51.91% 39,278
22 Rockville 47.79% 67,542
23 College Park 47.18% 32,159
24 Salisbury 46.71% 32,693
25 Takoma Park 46.33% 17,672
26 Cambridge 39.79% 12,375
27 Cheverly 36.91% 6,435
28 Gaithersburg 34.42% 67,742
29 Bowie 31.09% 58,481
30 Baltimore 27.49% 609,032
31 Hyattsville 25.43% 18,242
32 Greenbelt 24.67% 23,219
33 Laurel 21.23% 25,767
34 Riverdale Park 17.59% 7,198
35 Mount Rainier 17.17% 8,107
36 New Carrollton 7.2% 12,935
37 Bladensburg 4.51% 9,402
38 Glenarden 2.43% 6,140
39 District Heights 1.23% 6,000

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About Chris Kolmar

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