These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Massachusetts For 2018


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

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 Bay State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 12,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Massachusetts for 2018:

  1. Gloucester (Photos)
  2. Palmer Town (Photos)
  3. Amesbury Town (Photos)
  4. Newburyport (Photos)
  5. Beverly (Photos)
  6. Franklin Town (Photos)
  7. North Adams (Photos)
  8. Barnstable Town (Photos)
  9. Greenfield Town
  10. Easthampton Town

If you’re wondering, Lawrence 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 Massachusetts for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts 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 53 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 12,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 53 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 Massachusetts.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Gloucester.

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 Massachusetts.

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1. Gloucester

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,546
Percent White: 94.5%

2. Palmer Town

Palmer Town, Massachusetts

Source: Google Maps

Population: 12,145
Percent White: 94.3%

3. Amesbury Town

Amesbury Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,082
Percent White: 93.8%

4. Newburyport

Newburyport, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,837
Percent White: 92.3%

5. Beverly

Beverly, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,967
Percent White: 91.4%

6. Franklin Town

Franklin Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,873
Percent White: 90.6%

7. North Adams

North Adams, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,326
Percent White: 90.0%

8. Barnstable Town

Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 44,498
Percent White: 88.3%

9. Greenfield Town

Source: Public Domain

Population: 17,477
Percent White: 88.0%

10. Easthampton Town

Source: Public Domain

Population: 16,042
Percent White: 88.0%

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

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 Massachusetts.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Massachusetts for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Gloucester 1 29,546 94.5%
Palmer Town 2 12,145 94.3%
Amesbury Town 3 17,082 93.8%
Newburyport 4 17,837 92.3%
Beverly 5 40,967 91.4%
Franklin Town 6 32,873 90.6%
North Adams 7 13,326 90.0%
Barnstable Town 8 44,498 88.3%
Greenfield Town 9 17,477 88.0%
Easthampton Town 10 16,042 88.0%
Gardner 11 20,334 87.9%
Agawam Town 12 28,701 87.8%
Melrose 13 27,787 87.4%
Westfield 14 41,486 86.6%
Pittsfield 15 43,632 85.3%
Peabody 16 52,235 85.1%
Weymouth Town 17 55,601 84.9%
Winthrop Town 18 18,031 84.9%
Taunton 19 56,504 84.1%
Attleboro 20 44,121 83.8%
Woburn 21 39,220 82.0%
Braintree Town 22 37,066 81.5%
Northampton 23 28,534 80.9%
Fall River 24 88,902 79.3%
West Springfield Town 25 28,575 79.3%
Watertown Town 26 33,849 76.7%
Haverhill 27 62,340 75.5%
Leominster 28 41,304 75.0%
Chicopee 29 56,100 74.4%
Medford 30 57,180 74.2%
Newton 31 88,317 74.1%
Salem 32 42,804 73.7%
Marlborough 33 39,545 69.9%
Somerville 34 79,507 69.9%
Methuen Town 35 49,043 68.3%
Waltham 36 62,699 66.1%
New Bedford 37 94,988 65.2%
Fitchburg 38 40,441 64.4%
Cambridge 39 108,757 62.2%
Southbridge Town 40 16,824 62.0%
Quincy 41 93,349 61.2%
Revere 42 53,165 58.4%
Worcester 43 183,677 57.4%
Lowell 44 109,871 49.4%
Malden 45 60,732 48.6%
Everett 46 44,636 48.0%
Boston 47 658,279 45.3%
Holyoke 48 40,280 43.2%
Brockton 49 94,813 39.6%
Lynn 50 92,074 39.0%
Springfield 51 153,991 33.2%
Chelsea 52 38,244 23.2%
Lawrence 53 79,337 16.6%

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