The 10 Whitest Cities In Nebraska For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Nebraska for 2022:

  1. Blair
  2. Seward
  3. Beatrice
  4. McCook
  5. York
  6. Plattsmouth
  7. Holdrege
  8. Sidney
  9. Chadron
  10. Wayne

What is the whitest city in Nebraska for 2022? According to the most recent census data Blair ranks as the whitest. 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Nebraska For 2022

1. Blair

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,830
% White: 94.88%
More on Blair: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Blair, NE

Source: Public domain

2. Seward

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,210
% White: 94.12%
More on Seward: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seward, NE

Source: Public domain

3. Beatrice

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,282
% White: 93.66%
More on Beatrice: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Beatrice, NE

Source: Public domain

4. Mccook

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,555
% White: 92.3%
More on Mccook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mccook, NE

Source: Public domain

5. York

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,810
% White: 92.11%
More on York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

York, NE

Source: Public domain

6. Plattsmouth

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,453
% White: 90.61%
More on Plattsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plattsmouth, NE

Source: Public domain

7. Holdrege

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,406
% White: 88.22%
More on Holdrege: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Holdrege, NE

Source: Public domain

8. Sidney

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,451
% White: 87.4%
More on Sidney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sidney, NE

9. Chadron

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,482
% White: 86.06%
More on Chadron: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chadron, NE

Source: Public domain

10. Wayne

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,603
% White: 85.42%
More on Wayne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wayne, NE

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Nebraska for 2022

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 94.9% to 19.0%.

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

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.

Summary: 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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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Blair 94.88% 7,830
2 Seward 94.12% 7,210
3 Beatrice 93.66% 12,282
4 Mccook 92.3% 7,555
5 York 92.11% 7,810
6 Plattsmouth 90.61% 6,453
7 Holdrege 88.22% 5,406
8 Sidney 87.4% 6,451
9 Chadron 86.06% 5,482
10 Wayne 85.42% 5,603
11 Kearney 85.14% 33,783
12 North Platte 84.96% 23,734
13 Papillion 84.24% 24,310
14 La Vista 82.78% 17,081
15 Hastings 82.5% 24,878
16 Fremont 80.95% 26,362
17 Nebraska City 80.1% 7,270
18 Norfolk 79.34% 24,410
19 Lincoln 79.0% 286,388
20 Alliance 76.35% 8,139
21 Columbus 73.87% 23,291
22 Ralston 73.26% 7,305
23 Gering 72.85% 8,179
24 Bellevue 70.18% 63,970
25 Omaha 66.2% 479,529
26 Scottsbluff 64.91% 14,660
27 Grand Island 61.16% 51,250
28 Crete 49.71% 7,013
29 South Sioux City 36.57% 12,867
30 Lexington 23.91% 10,069
31 Schuyler 18.97% 6,269

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Nebraska.

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