The 10 Whitest Cities In Massachusetts For 2021


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

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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Massachusetts for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Massachusetts for 2021:

  1. Amesbury Town
  2. Newburyport
  3. Gloucester
  4. Easthampton Town
  5. Franklin Town
  6. Agawam Town
  7. Beverly
  8. Palmer Town
  9. Greenfield Town
  10. Winthrop Town

What is the whitest city in Massachusetts for 2021? According to the most recent census data Amesbury Town ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Massachusetts reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Massachusetts For 2021

1. Amesbury Town

Amesbury Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,434
% White: 93.81%
More on Amesbury Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Newburyport

Newburyport, MA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,077
% White: 92.45%
More on Newburyport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Gloucester

Gloucester, MA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,162
% White: 91.92%
More on Gloucester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Easthampton Town

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,960
% White: 89.21%
More on Easthampton Town: Real Estate | Data

5. Franklin Town

Franklin Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 33,256
% White: 89.2%
More on Franklin Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Agawam Town

Agawam Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,696
% White: 88.93%
More on Agawam Town: Real Estate | Data

7. Beverly

Beverly, MA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 41,885
% White: 88.55%
More on Beverly: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Palmer Town

Palmer Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,237
% White: 87.37%
More on Palmer Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Greenfield Town

Greenfield Town, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,375
% White: 86.87%
More on Greenfield Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Winthrop Town

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,542
% White: 86.53%
More on Winthrop Town: Real Estate | Data

How we determined the whitest places in Massachusetts for 2021

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

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 12,000 people. That left us with 53 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.8% to 14.8%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Lawrence
  2. Chelsea
  3. Brockton

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Massachusetts

Rank City % White Population
1 Amesbury Town 93.81% 17,434
2 Newburyport 92.45% 18,077
3 Gloucester 91.92% 30,162
4 Easthampton Town 89.21% 15,960
5 Franklin Town 89.2% 33,256
6 Agawam Town 88.93% 28,696
7 Beverly 88.55% 41,885
8 Palmer Town 87.37% 12,237
9 Greenfield Town 86.87% 17,375
10 Winthrop Town 86.53% 18,542
11 North Adams 86.01% 12,959
12 Melrose 85.7% 28,113
13 Westfield 85.01% 41,449
14 Barnstable Town 84.34% 44,406
15 Pittsfield 83.29% 42,766
16 Attleboro 83.22% 44,789
17 Peabody 82.74% 52,906
18 Northampton 82.22% 28,516
19 Weymouth Town 81.56% 56,734
20 Gardner 81.23% 20,610
21 West Springfield Town 79.63% 28,609
22 Braintree Town 79.4% 37,220
23 Woburn 77.4% 40,304
24 Fall River 77.23% 89,388
25 Watertown Town 76.42% 35,401
26 Taunton 74.97% 57,124
27 Newton 73.68% 88,593
28 Salem 71.85% 43,252
29 Chicopee 71.19% 55,421
30 Medford 71.1% 57,637
31 Haverhill 69.73% 63,533
32 Leominster 69.27% 41,606
33 Marlborough 69.18% 39,736
34 Somerville 68.21% 80,906
35 Waltham 65.89% 62,777
36 Southbridge Town 62.92% 16,887
37 Fitchburg 62.32% 40,702
38 Methuen Town 60.86% 50,282
39 New Bedford 60.45% 95,239
40 Cambridge 59.84% 116,632
41 Quincy 58.96% 94,207
42 Worcester 55.17% 185,143
43 Revere 53.33% 53,692
44 Lowell 48.74% 111,306
45 Malden 47.02% 60,984
46 Boston 44.5% 684,379
47 Everett 43.64% 46,118
48 Holyoke 41.34% 40,241
49 Lynn 35.88% 93,743
50 Springfield 31.23% 154,139
51 Brockton 30.76% 95,594
52 Chelsea 20.63% 39,992
53 Lawrence 14.83% 79,942

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About Chris Kolmar

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