Whitest cities in Montana research summary. We analyzed Montana’s most recent Census data to determine the whitest cities in Montana based on the percentage of White residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The whitest city in Montana is Whitefish based on the most recent Census data.
Whitefish is 95.04% White.
The least White city in Montana is Havre.
Havre is 79.24% White.
Montana is 85.1% White.
Montana is the 5th Whitest state in the United States.
Today, we are looking at the whitest places in Montana. We won’t measure the number of Whole Foods or Pottery Barns per capita. Instead, we’ll focus on the Census data’s report of race by place in Montana. In particular, we ranked each place in Montana by the percentage of white people.
So where are the whitest cities you can live in Montana?
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Montana for 2023.
Here are the 10 whites places in Montana for 2023:
What is the whitest city in Montana for 2023? According to the most recent census data Whitefish ranks as the whitest. If you’re wondering, Havre is the least white city of all those we measured.
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The 10 Whitest Cities In Montana For 2023
% White: 95.04%
More on Whitefish: Data | Real Estate
% White: 93.9%
More on Livingston: Data | Real Estate
% White: 93.27%
More on Belgrade: Data | Real Estate
% White: 92.53%
More on Lewistown: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.82%
More on Laurel: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.29%
More on Miles City: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.23%
More on Kalispell: Data | Real Estate
% White: 88.7%
More on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County: Data | Real Estate
% White: 88.22%
More on Bozeman: Data | Real Estate
% White: 87.92%
More on Helena: Data | Real Estate
Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Montana for 2023
To rank the whitest places in Montana, we had to determine what measurable criteria define whiteness.
We had to count how many white people living there per capita. In other words, the percentage of white people living in each city in Montana.
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 15 cities.
We then calculated the percentage of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 95.0% to 79.2%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage of White population, with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Whitefish took the distinction of being the most White, while Havre was the least White city.
We updated this article for 2023. This report represents our tenth time ranking the whitest cities in Montana.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Montana 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 Montana
We measured the locations with the highest percentage of white people in Montana. According to the most recent data, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Montana.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Montana:
- Great Falls
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White Population By City In Montana
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