The 10 Whitest Cities In Montana For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Montana.

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 Montana?

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 Treasure State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Montana for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Montana for 2021:

  1. Whitefish
  2. Laurel
  3. Belgrade
  4. Miles City
  5. Kalispell
  6. Livingston
  7. Lewistown
  8. Helena
  9. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
  10. Bozeman

What is the whitest city in Montana for 2021? 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.

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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Montana For 2021

1. Whitefish

Whitefish, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,714
% White: 96.6%
More on Whitefish: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Laurel

Laurel, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,834
% White: 94.56%
More on Laurel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Belgrade

Belgrade, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,685
% White: 93.53%
More on Belgrade: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Miles City

Miles City, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,487
% White: 92.22%
More on Miles City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Kalispell

Kalispell, MT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,241
% White: 92.2%
More on Kalispell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Livingston

Livingston, MT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,575
% White: 91.99%
More on Livingston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Lewistown

Lewistown, MT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,885
% White: 91.79%
More on Lewistown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Helena

Helena, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 32,024
% White: 90.58%
More on Helena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Anaconda-Deer Lodge County

Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,106
% White: 90.12%
More on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Bozeman

Bozeman, MT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 46,746
% White: 89.6%
More on Bozeman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Montana for 2021

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

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 15 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 96.6% to 79.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent 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. You can download the data here.

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.

There You Have It - White Populations Across Montana

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Montana:

  1. Havre
  2. Great Falls
  3. Sidney

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Montana

Rank City % White Population
1 Whitefish 96.6% 7,714
2 Laurel 94.56% 6,834
3 Belgrade 93.53% 8,685
4 Miles City 92.22% 8,487
5 Kalispell 92.2% 23,241
6 Livingston 91.99% 7,575
7 Lewistown 91.79% 5,885
8 Helena 90.58% 32,024
9 Anaconda-Deer Lodge County 90.12% 9,106
10 Bozeman 89.6% 46,746
11 Missoula 88.5% 73,710
12 Billings 85.12% 109,595
13 Sidney 85.07% 6,416
14 Great Falls 84.26% 58,835
15 Havre 79.61% 9,786

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About Chris Kolmar

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