These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Missouri In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Missouri are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Missouri.

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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 Missouri?

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 Show Me State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Missouri for 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Missouri with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Weldon Spring (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Odessa (Homes For Sale)
  3. Union (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Arnold (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Dexter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Glendale (Homes For Sale)
  7. Park Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Warrenton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Sullivan (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Jennings 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 Missouri for 2019

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

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.6% to 5.7%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Weldon Spring took the distinction of being the most White, while Jennings was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Missouri 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.

Weldon Spring, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,534
% White: 97.6%
More on Weldon Spring: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weldon Spring is a city in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,443 at the 2010 census. It was the location of the largest World War 2 explosives plant and later a uranium refining faculty.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,200
% White: 96.85%
More on Odessa: Real Estate | Data

Odessa is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,300 at the 2010 census.

Union, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,041
% White: 96.68%
More on Union: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri, United States. It is located on the Bourbeuse River 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. The population was 10,204 at the 2010 census, with the city showing the highest growth rate in Franklin County the last decade.

Arnold, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 21,102
% White: 96.44%
More on Arnold: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arnold is the largest city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 20,808 at the 2010 census.

Dexter, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,887
% White: 96.08%
More on Dexter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dexter is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States, founded in 1873. The population was 7,864 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,919
% White: 95.46%
More on Glendale: Real Estate | Data

Glendale is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,925 at the 2010 census.

Park Hills, MO

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,592
% White: 95.43%
More on Park Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Park Hills is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri. The population was 8,759 at the 2010 census.

Warrenton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,091
% White: 94.71%
More on Warrenton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warrenton is a city in Warren County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,880 according to the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Warren County. Warrenton is located in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Warrenton’s slogan is “A City for All Seasons.”

Jackson, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,690
% White: 94.0%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jackson is a city in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 13,758 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Cape Girardeau County. It is a principal city of the Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Sullivan, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,587
% White: 93.94%
More on Sullivan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sullivan is a city that straddles the border of Franklin County and Crawford County in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 7,081 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Missouri

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Missouri:

  1. Jennings
  2. Dellwood
  3. Black Jack

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Missouri

Rank City % White Population
1 Weldon Spring 97.6% 5,534
2 Odessa 96.85% 5,200
3 Union 96.68% 11,041
4 Arnold 96.44% 21,102
5 Dexter 96.08% 7,887
6 Glendale 95.46% 5,919
7 Park Hills 95.43% 8,592
8 Warrenton 94.71% 8,091
9 Jackson 94.0% 14,690
10 Sullivan 93.94% 6,587
11 Des Peres 93.77% 8,536
12 Troy 93.59% 11,505
13 Nevada 93.28% 8,248
14 De Soto 93.22% 6,399
15 Carl Junction 93.11% 7,722
16 Washington 93.07% 13,963
17 Perryville 93.0% 8,366
18 Festus 92.7% 11,910
19 Republic 92.51% 15,890
20 Trenton 92.41% 5,915
21 Crestwood 92.32% 11,921
22 West Plains 92.13% 12,218
23 Clinton 91.97% 9,088
24 Parkville 91.89% 6,326
25 Sunset Hills 91.88% 8,511
26 Valley Park 91.84% 6,939
27 Ozark 91.7% 19,091
28 Nixa 91.58% 20,757
29 Kearney 91.35% 9,469
30 Marshfield 91.21% 7,080
31 Harrisonville 91.17% 10,025
32 Bolivar 91.1% 10,654
33 Wentzville 90.52% 35,768
34 Maryville 90.38% 11,855
35 Smithville 90.24% 9,274
36 Lebanon 90.16% 14,610
37 Richmond 89.68% 5,609
38 Pacific 89.67% 6,294
39 Chillicothe 89.66% 9,138
40 Macon 89.23% 5,412
41 Pevely 89.09% 5,721
42 Lake St. Louis 89.06% 15,371
43 Oak Grove 88.75% 7,921
44 Grain Valley 88.63% 13,480
45 Liberty 88.56% 30,602
46 Dardenne Prairie 88.55% 12,938
47 Aurora 88.45% 7,431
48 Wildwood 88.39% 35,524
49 Kirksville 87.75% 17,519
50 Eureka 87.71% 10,554
51 Town And Country 87.64% 11,030
52 O’fallon 87.54% 85,246
53 Farmington 87.46% 18,047
54 Webster Groves 87.37% 23,069
55 Excelsior Springs 87.36% 11,555
56 Shrewsbury 87.28% 6,180
57 Pleasant Hill 87.27% 8,321
58 Hannibal 87.03% 17,551
59 Kirkwood 86.92% 27,659
60 St. Peters 86.92% 56,375
61 Brentwood 86.64% 8,025
62 Battlefield 85.98% 5,986
63 Webb City 85.82% 11,148
64 Ballwin 85.58% 30,388
65 Joplin 85.35% 51,540
66 Ellisville 85.29% 9,463
67 Springfield 85.28% 165,785
68 Moberly 84.89% 13,775
69 Ladue 84.87% 8,591
70 Raymore 84.85% 20,358
71 Mexico 84.08% 11,528
72 Rolla 83.62% 20,013
73 Lee’s Summit 82.66% 95,270
74 St. Charles 82.36% 69,026
75 St. Joseph 82.25% 76,819
76 Belton 82.01% 23,299
77 Chesterfield 81.81% 47,660
78 Gladstone 81.68% 26,738
79 Branson 81.24% 11,228
80 Fulton 81.18% 12,807
81 Poplar Bluff 81.11% 17,112
82 Warrensburg 81.11% 19,890
83 Manchester 81.08% 18,130
84 Blue Springs 80.98% 54,036
85 Sedalia 80.66% 21,477
86 Boonville 80.41% 8,388
87 Cape Girardeau 79.36% 39,092
88 Neosho 78.9% 11,983
89 Cameron 78.64% 9,904
90 Independence 77.95% 117,369
91 Kennett 77.4% 10,271
92 Bonne Terre 76.06% 7,138
93 Richmond Heights 75.8% 8,466
94 Columbia 75.49% 118,620
95 Clayton 74.58% 16,214
96 Creve Coeur 73.83% 18,259
97 Monett 73.69% 8,861
98 Maplewood 73.2% 7,975
99 Marshall 72.2% 12,865
100 Jefferson City 72.04% 43,092

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