These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Missouri For 2018


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 2018:

  1. Glendale
  2. Dexter (Photos)
  3. Weldon Spring
  4. Union (Photos)
  5. Savannah (Photos)
  6. Arnold (Photos)
  7. Odessa
  8. Park Hills
  9. De Soto
  10. Des Peres

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 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Missouri means much more than just having a high percentage of folks who are of the Caucasian persuasion.

These are cities jam-packed with all the stuff white folks love, based on everyone’s favorite stereotypes. After breaking it down, we came up with following criteria to run on 129 cities:

  • Percentage of population that’s white
  • Whole Foods per capita
  • Farmers markets per capita
  • Vegan restaurants per capita
  • Pottery Barns per capita
  • Yoga studios per capita

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a state. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 129 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a whiteness index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest whiteness index the ‘Whitest City In Missouri.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Glendale.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in whitebread central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from whitest to most diverse in Missouri.

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1. Glendale


Population: 5,917
Percent White: 98.1%

2. Dexter

Dexter, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,934
Percent White: 97.3%

3. Weldon Spring


Population: 5,545
Percent White: 97.3%

4. Union

Union, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,813
Percent White: 97.2%

5. Savannah

Savannah, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,103
Percent White: 97.2%

6. Arnold

Arnold, Missouri

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,196
Percent White: 96.1%

7. Odessa


Population: 5,221
Percent White: 94.9%

8. Park Hills


Population: 8,666
Percent White: 94.5%

9. De Soto


Population: 6,466
Percent White: 94.4%

10. Des Peres


Population: 8,507
Percent White: 94.3%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Missouri

Measuring both the locations with the highest percentage of white people, as well as the number of stereo-typically white venues, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Missouri.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Missouri for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Glendale 1 5,917 98.1%
Dexter 2 7,934 97.3%
Weldon Spring 3 5,545 97.3%
Union 4 10,813 97.2%
Savannah 5 5,103 97.2%
Arnold 6 21,196 96.1%
Odessa 7 5,221 94.9%
Park Hills 8 8,666 94.5%
De Soto 9 6,466 94.4%
Des Peres 10 8,507 94.3%
Troy 11 11,374 94.0%
Sullivan 12 6,838 93.9%
Republic 13 15,766 93.7%
Perryville 14 8,374 93.5%
Jackson 15 14,641 93.0%
Kearney 16 9,259 93.0%
Carl Junction 17 7,634 92.8%
Willard 18 5,447 92.7%
Ozark 19 18,867 92.7%
Parkville 20 6,124 92.5%
Marshfield 21 6,958 92.3%
Trenton 22 5,946 92.3%
Lebanon 23 14,652 92.3%
West Plains 24 12,259 92.3%
Sunset Hills 25 8,515 92.2%
Bolivar 26 10,592 91.8%
Crestwood 27 11,941 91.7%
Clinton 28 8,989 91.4%
Washington 29 14,012 91.1%
Maryville 30 11,957 91.1%
Chillicothe 31 9,199 91.0%
Nevada 32 8,388 90.9%
Festus 33 11,929 90.8%
Smithville 34 9,069 90.6%
Oak Grove 35 7,844 90.5%
Ellisville 36 9,188 90.4%
Wentzville 37 34,176 90.3%
Nixa 38 20,520 90.0%
Harrisonville 39 10,002 90.0%
Pleasant Hill 40 8,272 89.8%
Wildwood 41 35,764 89.5%
Pacific 42 6,246 89.4%
Town And Country 43 11,001 89.2%
Aurora 44 7,473 89.2%
Dardenne Prairie 45 12,692 88.9%
Pevely 46 5,616 88.8%
Webb City 47 11,052 88.8%
Eureka 48 10,497 88.7%
Lake St. Louis 49 15,150 88.5%
Kirksville 50 17,592 88.5%
Farmington 51 17,881 88.4%
Macon 52 5,463 88.4%
Liberty 53 30,239 88.4%
Richmond 54 5,638 88.1%
O’Fallon 55 84,018 88.0%
Kirkwood 56 27,614 87.9%
St. Peters 57 55,820 87.9%
Warrenton 58 8,077 87.8%
Shrewsbury 59 6,197 87.6%
Hannibal 60 17,707 87.5%
Brentwood 61 8,030 87.4%
Webster Groves 62 23,111 87.1%
Excelsior Springs 63 11,480 87.0%
Ladue 64 8,579 87.0%
Grain Valley 65 13,273 86.9%
Greenwood 66 5,474 86.8%
Ballwin 67 30,431 86.1%
Valley Park 68 6,956 86.0%
Mexico 69 11,622 85.9%
Battlefield 70 5,920 85.7%
Joplin 71 51,231 85.6%
Springfield 72 165,138 85.6%
Moberly 73 13,867 85.3%
Raymore 74 20,107 84.7%
Branson 75 11,158 84.6%
Gladstone 76 26,562 84.1%
Fulton 77 12,886 83.0%
St. Joseph 78 76,901 82.8%
Rolla 79 19,904 82.6%
Blue Springs 80 53,641 82.4%
St. Charles 81 68,341 82.2%
Belton 82 23,236 82.1%
Poplar Bluff 83 17,198 82.1%
Lee’S Summit 84 94,257 81.8%
Chesterfield 85 47,717 81.5%
Manchester 86 18,183 81.5%
Warrensburg 87 19,932 81.4%
Boonville 88 8,397 81.0%
Sedalia 89 21,441 80.3%
Neosho 90 12,144 80.1%
Cape Girardeau 91 39,200 79.7%
Independence 92 117,217 78.9%
Richmond Heights 93 8,486 77.6%
Kennett 94 10,500 76.6%
Bowling Green 95 5,464 76.5%
Bonne Terre 96 7,109 76.4%
Maplewood 97 7,948 76.4%
Cameron 98 10,150 76.3%
Columbia 99 117,165 76.1%
Creve Coeur 100 18,072 74.4%

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