The 10 Whitest Cities In Massachusetts For 2022


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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Massachusetts for 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Massachusetts for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Massachusetts for 2022? According to the most recent census data Newburyport 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 2022

1. Newburyport

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 18,197
% White: 92.64%
More on Newburyport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Newburyport, MA

Source: Public domain

2. Easthampton Town

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,930
% White: 91.94%
More on Easthampton Town: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain

3. Amesbury Town

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,474
% White: 91.78%
More on Amesbury Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Amesbury Town, MA

4. Gloucester

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,291
% White: 91.4%
More on Gloucester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gloucester, MA

5. Agawam Town

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,627
% White: 88.54%
More on Agawam Town: Real Estate | Data

Agawam Town, MA

6. Franklin Town

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 33,644
% White: 87.56%
More on Franklin Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin Town, MA

7. Beverly

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 42,062
% White: 87.07%
More on Beverly: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Beverly, MA

8. North Adams

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,897
% White: 84.97%
More on North Adams: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Adams, MA

9. Palmer Town

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,236
% White: 84.86%
More on Palmer Town: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Palmer Town, MA

10. Westfield

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 41,303
% White: 84.17%
More on Westfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westfield, MA

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

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 52 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 92.6% to 14.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Newburyport 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.

Summary: 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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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Newburyport 92.64% 18,197
2 Easthampton Town 91.94% 15,930
3 Amesbury Town 91.78% 17,474
4 Gloucester 91.4% 30,291
5 Agawam Town 88.54% 28,627
6 Franklin Town 87.56% 33,644
7 Beverly 87.07% 42,062
8 North Adams 84.97% 12,897
9 Palmer Town 84.86% 12,236
10 Westfield 84.17% 41,303
11 Attleboro 83.38% 45,023
12 Winthrop Town 82.69% 18,558
13 Northampton 82.14% 28,552
14 Gardner 82.11% 20,605
15 Weymouth Town 82.03% 57,213
16 Pittsfield 81.96% 42,514
17 Barnstable Town 81.9% 44,497
18 Peabody 81.89% 53,004
19 Melrose 80.36% 28,054
20 West Springfield Town 77.75% 28,527
21 Woburn 76.52% 40,297
22 Taunton 74.34% 57,327
23 Braintree Town 74.16% 37,196
24 Fall River 74.06% 89,618
25 Watertown Town 73.64% 35,749
26 Newton 73.53% 88,322
27 Salem 70.59% 43,350
28 Chicopee 70.31% 55,186
29 Marlborough 70.0% 39,663
30 Leominster 69.87% 41,581
31 Somerville 69.84% 81,175
32 Haverhill 69.19% 63,783
33 Medford 68.79% 58,290
34 Waltham 64.48% 62,597
35 Southbridge Town 63.92% 16,865
36 Fitchburg 59.57% 40,576
37 New Bedford 59.13% 95,355
38 Cambridge 58.65% 117,822
39 Methuen Town 58.18% 50,518
40 Quincy 57.95% 94,389
41 Worcester 54.38% 185,186
42 Revere 51.52% 53,400
43 Lowell 49.83% 111,311
44 Malden 45.85% 60,710
45 Boston 44.73% 689,326
46 Everett 41.31% 46,275
47 Holyoke 41.14% 40,161
48 Lynn 36.27% 94,201
49 Springfield 30.36% 153,677
50 Brockton 29.07% 95,740
51 Chelsea 19.64% 39,878
52 Lawrence 14.08% 80,022

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

About Chris Kolmar

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