The 10 Whitest Cities In Missouri For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Missouri 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 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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Missouri for 2022:

  1. Dexter
  2. West Plains
  3. Weldon Spring
  4. Sullivan
  5. Odessa
  6. Washington
  7. Sunset Hills
  8. Pevely
  9. Des Peres
  10. Oak Grove

What is the whitest city in Missouri for 2022? According to the most recent census data Dexter ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Missouri reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Missouri For 2022

1. Dexter

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,867
% White: 96.89%
More on Dexter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dexter, MO

2. West Plains

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,290
% White: 96.2%
More on West Plains: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Plains, MO

3. Weldon Spring

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,536
% White: 95.74%
More on Weldon Spring: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weldon Spring, MO

Source: Public domain

4. Sullivan

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,499
% White: 95.23%
More on Sullivan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sullivan, MO

Source: Public domain

5. Odessa

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,240
% White: 94.89%
More on Odessa: Real Estate | Data

Odessa, MO

6. Washington

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,052
% White: 94.64%
More on Washington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Washington, MO

Source: Public domain

7. Sunset Hills

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,466
% White: 94.12%
More on Sunset Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sunset Hills, MO

8. Pevely

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,937
% White: 94.04%
More on Pevely: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pevely, MO

Source: Public domain

9. Des Peres

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,654
% White: 93.86%
More on Des Peres: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Des Peres, MO

10. Oak Grove

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,278
% White: 93.44%
More on Oak Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oak Grove, MO

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

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 96.9% to 8.1%.

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

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.

Summary: 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. Berkeley
  3. Dellwood

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Dexter 96.89% 7,867
2 West Plains 96.2% 12,290
3 Weldon Spring 95.74% 5,536
4 Sullivan 95.23% 6,499
5 Odessa 94.89% 5,240
6 Washington 94.64% 14,052
7 Sunset Hills 94.12% 8,466
8 Pevely 94.04% 5,937
9 Des Peres 93.86% 8,654
10 Oak Grove 93.44% 8,278
11 Glendale 93.03% 5,881
12 Crestwood 92.88% 11,859
13 Jackson 92.24% 14,893
14 Arnold 92.22% 21,144
15 Union 92.15% 11,931
16 Aurora 92.07% 7,461
17 Nevada 91.6% 8,198
18 Trenton 91.58% 5,679
19 Perryville 91.52% 8,500
20 Carl Junction 91.51% 8,202
21 Festus 91.11% 12,054
22 Eureka 91.07% 10,203
23 Smithville 91.01% 10,269
24 Bolivar 90.98% 11,000
25 Ozark 90.96% 20,216
26 De Soto 90.89% 6,359
27 Harrisonville 90.85% 10,084
28 Battlefield 90.57% 6,375
29 Troy 90.47% 12,457
30 Republic 90.37% 16,571
31 Richmond 90.09% 5,622
32 Nixa 89.75% 22,086
33 Maryville 89.59% 11,641
34 Pleasant Hill 89.34% 8,611
35 Clinton 89.0% 8,792
36 Chillicothe 88.96% 9,106
37 Dardenne Prairie 88.84% 13,385
38 Marshfield 88.82% 7,425
39 Lebanon 88.35% 14,735
40 Farmington 88.35% 18,792
41 Kearney 88.35% 10,460
42 Wentzville 88.33% 40,407
43 Park Hills 88.23% 8,512
44 Webb City 87.88% 11,884
45 Hannibal 87.83% 17,312
46 Warrenton 87.65% 8,388
47 Lake St. Louis 87.63% 16,357
48 Kirksville 87.06% 17,645
49 Macon 86.99% 5,357
50 Excelsior Springs 86.9% 11,688
51 St. Peters 86.73% 57,536
52 Valley Park 86.33% 6,813
53 Webster Groves 86.33% 22,906
54 Shrewsbury 85.71% 6,108
55 O'fallon 85.53% 88,132
56 Parkville 85.47% 7,122
57 Ladue 85.46% 8,631
58 Kirkwood 85.22% 27,772
59 Springfield 84.93% 167,601
60 Grain Valley 84.91% 14,261
61 Fulton 84.89% 12,696
62 Liberty 84.83% 31,761
63 Ballwin 84.66% 30,177
64 Pacific 84.38% 6,780
65 Mexico 84.38% 11,535
66 Rolla 84.26% 20,273
67 Wildwood 83.81% 35,476
68 Moberly 82.17% 13,710
69 Warrensburg 82.15% 20,313
70 Belton 81.96% 23,568
71 St. Charles 81.79% 70,650
72 Town And Country 81.46% 11,109
73 Joplin 81.39% 50,580
74 Manchester 81.36% 18,102
75 Blue Springs 81.27% 55,415
76 St. Joseph 81.0% 75,369
77 Lee's Summit 80.88% 98,997
78 Boonville 80.35% 8,300
79 Poplar Bluff 80.29% 16,979
80 Raymore 80.14% 21,676
81 Cameron 79.78% 8,941
82 Brentwood 79.54% 7,986
83 Richmond Heights 79.43% 8,581
84 Ellisville 79.16% 9,752
85 Cape Girardeau 78.23% 40,100
86 Bonne Terre 78.16% 7,037
87 Gladstone 77.77% 27,365
88 Sedalia 77.69% 21,634
89 Chesterfield 77.39% 47,603
90 Branson 75.64% 11,526
91 Independence 75.32% 117,139
92 Neosho 74.98% 12,036
93 Creve Coeur 74.48% 18,627
94 Columbia 73.75% 122,659
95 Clayton 72.86% 16,763
96 Jefferson City 72.24% 42,670
97 Kennett 71.73% 10,069
98 Maplewood 70.09% 8,073
99 Marshall 69.4% 12,920
100 Sikeston 68.72% 16,664

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

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