These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Nebraska For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Nebraska 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 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 2018:

  1. Gretna (Photos)
  2. Seward (Photos)
  3. Beatrice (Photos)
  4. Plattsmouth (Photos)
  5. Holdrege (Photos)
  6. Blair (Photos)
  7. York (Photos)
  8. Mccook (Photos)
  9. Sidney (Photos)
  10. Papillion (Photos)

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 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Nebraska 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 32 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 32 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 Nebraska.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Gretna.

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 Nebraska.

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1. Gretna

Gretna, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,047
Percent White: 96.9%

2. Seward

Seward, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,133
Percent White: 94.4%

3. Beatrice

Beatrice, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,358
Percent White: 93.9%

4. Plattsmouth

Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,476
Percent White: 93.0%

5. Holdrege

Holdrege, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,545
Percent White: 92.8%

6. Blair

Blair, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,007
Percent White: 92.1%

7. York

York, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,899
Percent White: 91.7%

8. Mccook

Mccook, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,618
Percent White: 91.7%

9. Sidney

Sidney, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,875
Percent White: 89.6%

10. Papillion

Papillion, Nebraska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,520
Percent White: 88.6%

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

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 Nebraska.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Nebraska for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Gretna 1 5,047 96.9%
Seward 2 7,133 94.4%
Beatrice 3 12,358 93.9%
Plattsmouth 4 6,476 93.0%
Holdrege 5 5,545 92.8%
Blair 6 8,007 92.1%
York 7 7,899 91.7%
Mccook 8 7,618 91.7%
Sidney 9 6,875 89.6%
Papillion 10 19,520 88.6%
North Platte 11 24,311 87.5%
Kearney 12 32,709 87.3%
Wayne 13 5,560 86.3%
Hastings 14 24,983 84.8%
La Vista 15 17,064 83.1%
Fremont 16 26,450 82.2%
Nebraska City 17 7,303 81.7%
Ralston 18 7,334 81.4%
Gering 19 8,401 81.2%
Lincoln 20 273,018 81.2%
Chadron 21 5,792 80.7%
Norfolk 22 24,398 80.4%
Alliance 23 8,469 78.3%
Columbus 24 22,668 75.4%
Bellevue 25 52,993 72.6%
Omaha 26 443,072 67.2%
Grand Island 27 50,895 64.8%
Scottsbluff 28 14,937 62.7%
Crete 29 7,089 57.1%
South Sioux City 30 13,268 38.0%
Lexington 31 10,090 27.3%
Schuyler 32 6,171 24.7%

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