The 10 Whitest Cities In Minnesota For 2022


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

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 North Star State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Minnesota for 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Minnesota for 2022:

  1. Stewartville
  2. Wyoming
  3. Buffalo
  4. Rogers
  5. Minnetrista
  6. Baxter
  7. Kasson
  8. Grand Rapids
  9. Waconia
  10. Delano

What is the whitest city in Minnesota for 2022? According to the most recent census data Stewartville ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Brooklyn Center 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 Minnesota For 2022

1. Stewartville

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,123
% White: 97.96%
More on Stewartville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stewartville, MN

2. Wyoming

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,976
% White: 97.66%
More on Wyoming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wyoming, MN

3. Buffalo

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,413
% White: 96.33%
More on Buffalo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buffalo, MN

4. Rogers

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,183
% White: 95.94%
More on Rogers: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rogers, MN

5. Minnetrista

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,989
% White: 95.61%
More on Minnetrista: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Minnetrista, MN

6. Baxter

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,326
% White: 95.06%
More on Baxter: Real Estate | Data

7. Kasson

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,425
% White: 94.97%
More on Kasson: Real Estate | Data

Kasson, MN

Source: Public domain

8. Grand Rapids

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,218
% White: 94.5%
More on Grand Rapids: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Grand Rapids, MN

9. Waconia

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,281
% White: 94.41%
More on Waconia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waconia, MN

10. Delano

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,167
% White: 93.64%
More on Delano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Delano, MN

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

In order to rank the whitest places in Minnesota, 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 Minnesota.

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 138 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.0% to 36.9%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Brooklyn Center
  2. Worthington
  3. Brooklyn Park

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Stewartville 97.96% 6,123
2 Wyoming 97.66% 7,976
3 Buffalo 96.33% 16,413
4 Rogers 95.94% 13,183
5 Minnetrista 95.61% 7,989
6 Baxter 95.06% 8,326
7 Kasson 94.97% 6,425
8 Grand Rapids 94.5% 11,218
9 Waconia 94.41% 12,281
10 Delano 93.64% 6,167
11 East Bethel 93.13% 11,958
12 Belle Plaine 93.12% 7,137
13 Mahtomedi 93.08% 8,232
14 Little Falls 93.02% 8,663
15 North Branch 92.98% 10,585
16 Otsego 92.62% 17,429
17 New Ulm 92.6% 13,209
18 Cambridge 92.46% 8,975
19 Orono 92.44% 8,217
20 Fergus Falls 92.18% 13,754
21 Hibbing 92.02% 15,923
22 International Falls 92.0% 5,876
23 Virginia 91.82% 8,421
24 Shorewood 91.69% 7,939
25 Winona 91.62% 26,772
26 Alexandria 91.61% 13,705
27 Hutchinson 91.52% 13,935
28 Victoria 91.32% 9,787
29 Oak Grove 91.19% 8,819
30 Big Lake 91.18% 11,085
31 Hermantown 91.05% 9,577
32 Hugo 90.73% 15,008
33 St. Francis 90.72% 7,793
34 Mound 90.58% 9,498
35 Litchfield 90.57% 6,640
36 Sauk Rapids 90.56% 13,926
37 Hastings 90.46% 22,796
38 Detroit Lakes 90.3% 9,229
39 Lake City 90.3% 5,050
40 Corcoran 90.28% 6,113
41 St. Joseph 90.17% 7,448
42 Brainerd 90.08% 13,423
43 New Prague 89.9% 8,022
44 Ham Lake 89.74% 16,630
45 Fairmont 89.4% 10,042
46 Lino Lakes 89.17% 21,748
47 Stillwater 88.52% 19,471
48 Albertville 88.52% 7,483
49 Sartell 88.37% 18,439
50 Thief River Falls 88.16% 8,792
51 Andover 88.08% 33,019
52 St. Michael 88.04% 17,871
53 Elk River 88.0% 24,894
54 Lake Elmo 87.82% 9,071
55 Duluth 87.81% 85,852
56 Ramsey 87.23% 27,201
57 Red Wing 87.14% 16,366
58 North Mankato 87.1% 13,903
59 Prior Lake 86.59% 26,775
60 White Bear Lake 86.1% 25,718
61 Owatonna 85.67% 25,716
62 Jordan 85.5% 6,289
63 Forest Lake 85.4% 20,393
64 Farmington 85.08% 22,996
65 Morris 85.06% 5,320
66 Chanhassen 85.01% 25,965
67 Cloquet 84.63% 11,994
68 Monticello 84.59% 13,700
69 Champlin 84.57% 24,980
70 Montevideo 84.56% 5,071
71 Mendota Heights 84.5% 11,339
72 Moorhead 84.3% 43,409
73 Golden Valley 84.23% 21,611
74 Edina 83.96% 52,215
75 St. Peter 83.95% 11,934
76 Rosemount 83.93% 24,792
77 Minnetonka 83.93% 53,760
78 Mankato 83.92% 42,685
79 East Grand Forks 83.71% 8,555
80 Chaska 83.7% 26,753
81 Lakeville 83.57% 65,710
82 Shoreview 83.44% 26,922
83 Waseca 82.96% 8,892
84 Maple Grove 82.3% 71,569
85 Cottage Grove 81.9% 37,120
86 Arden Hills 81.87% 10,276
87 Northfield 81.55% 20,399
88 Crookston 80.59% 7,711
89 Anoka 80.39% 17,512
90 Glencoe 80.07% 5,488
91 St. Louis Park 79.86% 48,874
92 Coon Rapids 79.73% 62,706
93 Bemidji 78.98% 15,277
94 St. Paul Park 78.66% 5,404
95 Albert Lea 77.62% 17,804
96 Vadnais Heights 77.18% 13,565
97 St. Anthony 76.81% 9,035
98 Marshall 76.58% 13,604
99 Savage 76.35% 31,758
100 Inver Grove Heights 75.89% 35,492

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

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