The 10 Whitest Cities In Minnesota For 2021


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

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Minnesota for 2021:

  1. Minnetrista
  2. Orono
  3. Stewartville
  4. Wyoming
  5. Buffalo
  6. Grand Rapids
  7. Victoria
  8. Waconia
  9. Kasson
  10. East Bethel

What is the whitest city in Minnesota for 2021? According to the most recent census data Minnetrista 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.

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Minnesota For 2021

1. Minnetrista

Minnetrista, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,621
% White: 97.66%
More on Minnetrista: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Orono

Orono, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,113
% White: 96.73%
More on Orono: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Stewartville

Stewartville, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,120
% White: 96.72%
More on Stewartville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Wyoming

Wyoming, MN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,914
% White: 96.61%
More on Wyoming: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Buffalo

Buffalo, MN

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,210
% White: 96.6%
More on Buffalo: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,165
% White: 95.15%
More on Grand Rapids: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Victoria

Victoria, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,383
% White: 95.05%
More on Victoria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Waconia

Waconia, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,131
% White: 94.99%
More on Waconia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Kasson

Kasson, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,350
% White: 94.71%
More on Kasson: Real Estate | Data

10. East Bethel

East Bethel, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,870
% White: 94.11%
More on East Bethel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Minnesota for 2021

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 97.7% to 38.3%.

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

There You Have It - 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

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Minnesota

Rank City % White Population
1 Minnetrista 97.66% 7,621
2 Orono 96.73% 8,113
3 Stewartville 96.72% 6,120
4 Wyoming 96.61% 7,914
5 Buffalo 96.6% 16,210
6 Grand Rapids 95.15% 11,165
7 Victoria 95.05% 9,383
8 Waconia 94.99% 12,131
9 Kasson 94.71% 6,350
10 East Bethel 94.11% 11,870
11 Little Falls 93.83% 8,664
12 Shorewood 93.42% 7,867
13 North Branch 93.32% 10,454
14 Mound 93.28% 9,480
15 International Falls 93.13% 5,981
16 Baxter 92.79% 8,202
17 Albertville 92.75% 7,436
18 Alexandria 92.41% 13,554
19 Hugo 92.33% 14,767
20 New Ulm 91.88% 13,242
21 Mendota Heights 91.87% 11,289
22 Hutchinson 91.85% 13,914
23 Hermantown 91.82% 9,604
24 Sauk Rapids 91.78% 13,703
25 Lake City 91.77% 5,261
26 Fergus Falls 91.51% 13,707
27 Virginia 91.35% 8,484
28 Winona 91.25% 26,854
29 Brainerd 91.02% 13,373
30 Cambridge 90.96% 8,774
31 Hibbing 90.89% 16,014
32 Rogers 90.86% 12,971
33 Otsego 90.78% 16,763
34 Belle Plaine 90.74% 7,093
35 Mahtomedi 90.69% 8,164
36 Sartell 90.64% 18,005
37 Hastings 90.59% 22,738
38 St. Joseph 90.55% 7,030
39 Oak Grove 90.43% 8,682
40 Ham Lake 90.28% 16,434
41 St. Francis 90.25% 7,652
42 Lino Lakes 90.0% 21,404
43 Elk River 89.89% 24,522
44 Detroit Lakes 89.78% 9,197
45 Delano 89.65% 6,085
46 St. Michael 89.51% 17,586
47 New Prague 89.35% 7,899
48 Litchfield 89.19% 6,631
49 Fairmont 89.06% 10,127
50 Stillwater 88.96% 19,341
51 Ramsey 88.81% 26,638
52 North Mankato 88.51% 13,778
53 Duluth 88.34% 85,915
54 Andover 88.31% 32,733
55 Corcoran 88.11% 5,911
56 Farmington 87.96% 22,869
57 Thief River Falls 87.86% 8,790
58 Prior Lake 87.66% 26,365
59 Lake Elmo 87.4% 8,969
60 Chanhassen 87.33% 25,657
61 Morris 87.08% 5,334
62 White Bear Lake 86.73% 25,673
63 Forest Lake 86.52% 20,004
64 Big Lake 86.5% 10,856
65 Red Wing 86.28% 16,338
66 Monticello 86.09% 13,583
67 Golden Valley 85.25% 21,566
68 Cloquet 85.08% 12,005
69 Moorhead 85.06% 42,939
70 Rosemount 84.93% 24,292
71 Owatonna 84.87% 25,685
72 Minnetonka 84.84% 53,025
73 Arden Hills 84.64% 10,293
74 St. Peter 84.61% 11,854
75 Edina 84.18% 51,746
76 Mankato 84.02% 42,093
77 Champlin 83.62% 24,755
78 Lakeville 83.37% 63,915
79 Montevideo 83.14% 5,108
80 Shoreview 83.14% 26,791
81 Waseca 83.04% 8,988
82 Anoka 83.01% 17,471
83 East Grand Forks 83.0% 8,604
84 Maple Grove 82.66% 70,627
85 Northfield 82.32% 20,347
86 Coon Rapids 81.64% 62,517
87 St. Louis Park 80.98% 48,677
88 Cottage Grove 80.94% 36,602
89 Chaska 80.64% 26,371
90 Crookston 79.96% 7,756
91 Glencoe 79.34% 5,495
92 Jordan 79.29% 6,230
93 St. Anthony 79.13% 9,038
94 Albert Lea 78.86% 17,773
95 Vadnais Heights 78.57% 13,444
96 Bemidji 78.39% 15,132
97 St. Paul Park 78.17% 5,356
98 Savage 77.26% 31,254
99 Marshall 77.04% 13,651
100 Blaine 77.02% 64,114

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About Chris Kolmar

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