The 10 Whitest Cities In Nebraska For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Nebraska.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Nebraska for 2021:

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

What is the whitest city in Nebraska for 2021? According to the most recent census data Seward 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 2021

1. Seward

Seward, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,176
% White: 93.95%
More on Seward: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Plattsmouth

Plattsmouth, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,448
% White: 93.95%
More on Plattsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Blair

Blair, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,781
% White: 93.74%
More on Blair: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Beatrice

Beatrice, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,300
% White: 93.62%
More on Beatrice: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Mccook

Mccook, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,587
% White: 91.14%
More on Mccook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. York

York, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,841
% White: 90.82%
More on York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Holdrege

Holdrege, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,455
% White: 90.52%
More on Holdrege: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Sidney

Sidney, NE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,572
% White: 87.75%
More on Sidney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Kearney

Kearney, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 33,464
% White: 85.69%
More on Kearney: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Wayne

Wayne, NE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,557
% White: 85.53%
More on Wayne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Nebraska for 2021

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 20.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Seward 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.

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 Seward 93.95% 7,176
2 Plattsmouth 93.95% 6,448
3 Blair 93.74% 7,781
4 Beatrice 93.62% 12,300
5 Mccook 91.14% 7,587
6 York 90.82% 7,841
7 Holdrege 90.52% 5,455
8 Sidney 87.75% 6,572
9 Kearney 85.69% 33,464
10 Wayne 85.53% 5,557
11 Papillion 85.25% 20,423
12 North Platte 84.95% 23,892
13 La Vista 83.39% 17,078
14 Hastings 83.08% 24,906
15 Chadron 81.6% 5,591
16 Fremont 80.96% 26,437
17 Norfolk 80.27% 24,424
18 Nebraska City 79.66% 7,273
19 Lincoln 79.61% 283,839
20 Alliance 77.41% 8,235
21 Ralston 76.26% 7,321
22 Gering 75.14% 8,254
23 Columbus 74.25% 23,195
24 Bellevue 70.4% 53,324
25 Omaha 66.6% 475,862
26 Scottsbluff 64.06% 14,737
27 Grand Island 62.01% 51,147
28 Crete 48.18% 7,043
29 South Sioux City 37.03% 12,896
30 Lexington 25.03% 10,097
31 Schuyler 20.81% 6,284

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About Chris Kolmar

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