These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Nebraska In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Nebraska.

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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 Nebraska?

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 Cornhusker State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Nebraska for 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Nebraska with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Plattsmouth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Seward (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Beatrice (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Blair (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Holdrege (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. McCook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Sidney (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Papillion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. North Platte (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Schuyler 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 Nebraska for 2019

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

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 31 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 94.0% to 23.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Plattsmouth took the distinction of being the most White, while Schuyler was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Nebraska 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.

Plattsmouth, NE

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8.5
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Population: 6,435
% White: 94.0%
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Plattsmouth is a city and county seat of Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,502 at the 2010 census.

Seward, NE

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9
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Population: 7,124
% White: 93.85%
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Seward is a city and county seat of Seward County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,964 at the 2010 census. Seward is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is known for its large Fourth of July celebration.

Beatrice, NE

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7
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Population: 12,309
% White: 93.53%
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Beatrice is a city in and the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska. Its population was 12,459 at the 2010 census. It is located 40 miles south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. It is surrounded by agricultural country.

Blair, NE

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8.5
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Population: 8,011
% White: 92.09%
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Blair is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,990 at the 2010 census. Blair is a part of the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Holdrege, NE

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8.5
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Population: 5,497
% White: 91.85%
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Holdrege is a city in Phelps County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,495 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Phelps County. The Nebraska Prairie Museum is located in Holdrege.

Mccook, NE

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7
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Population: 7,622
% White: 91.5%
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McCook is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,698 at the 2010 census.

York, NE

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6
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Population: 7,890
% White: 91.09%
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York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,766. It is the home of York College and the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women.

Sidney, NE

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7
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Population: 6,830
% White: 89.94%
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Sidney is a city and county seat of Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,757 at the 2010 census.

Papillion, NE

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9.5
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Population: 19,478
% White: 87.98%
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North Platte, NE

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7
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Population: 24,135
% White: 87.01%
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North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, at the confluence of the North and South Platte Rivers forming the Platte River. The population was 24,733 at the 2010 census.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Nebraska

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Nebraska:

  1. Schuyler
  2. Lexington
  3. South Sioux City

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Nebraska

Rank City % White Population
1 Plattsmouth 94.0% 6,435
2 Seward 93.85% 7,124
3 Beatrice 93.53% 12,309
4 Blair 92.09% 8,011
5 Holdrege 91.85% 5,497
6 Mccook 91.5% 7,622
7 York 91.09% 7,890
8 Sidney 89.94% 6,830
9 Papillion 87.98% 19,478
10 North Platte 87.01% 24,135
11 Kearney 86.94% 33,082
12 Wayne 86.32% 5,557
13 Hastings 84.5% 24,948
14 La Vista 83.82% 17,062
15 Gering 83.22% 8,377
16 Ralston 81.97% 7,348
17 Fremont 81.05% 26,356
18 Lincoln 80.55% 277,315
19 Chadron 79.89% 5,704
20 Nebraska City 79.88% 7,288
21 Norfolk 79.34% 24,352
22 Alliance 77.86% 8,392
23 Columbus 75.06% 22,834
24 Bellevue 71.12% 53,040
25 Omaha 67.42% 463,081
26 Grand Island 63.99% 51,042
27 Scottsbluff 61.81% 14,887
28 Crete 55.29% 7,079
29 South Sioux City 36.75% 13,145
30 Lexington 26.4% 10,097
31 Schuyler 23.1% 6,229

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