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.
- Weldon Spring (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Odessa (Homes For Sale)
- Union (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Arnold (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Dexter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Glendale (Homes For Sale)
- Park Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Warrenton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Sullivan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Jennings is the least white city of all those we measured.
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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*
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 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.
Odessa is a city in Lafayette County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,300 at the 2010 census.
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 is the largest city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 20,808 at the 2010 census.
Dexter is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States, founded in 1873. The population was 7,864 at the 2010 census.
Glendale is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 5,925 at the 2010 census.
Park Hills is a city in St. Francois County, Missouri. The population was 8,759 at the 2010 census.
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 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 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:
- Black Jack
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Missouri
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