These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Nevada For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Nevada 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 Nevada?

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 Silver State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 1,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Nevada for 2018:

  1. Caliente (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Carlin (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Boulder City (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Mesquite (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Ely (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Fernley (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Fallon (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Carson City (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Yerington (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Lovelock (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, North Las Vegas 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.

How we determined the whitest places in Nevada for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Nevada, 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 Nevada 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 19 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 1,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 19 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 Nevada.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Caliente.

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 Nevada.

1. Caliente

Caliente, Nevada

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Population: 1,129
Percent White: 87.2%
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2. Carlin

Carlin, Nevada

Population: 2,337
Percent White: 85.8%
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Carlin is a small city located near the western border of Elko County in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of the city of Elko. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carlin sits along Interstate 80 at an elevation of approximately 4,900 feet. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,368, up from 2,161 at the 2000 census. The city was named for Civil War general William Passmore Carlin. Its slogan is ‘Where the Train Stops…And the Gold Rush Begins’.

3. Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada

Population: 15,373
Percent White: 84.3%
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Boulder City is a city in Clark County, Nevada. It is approximately 26 miles southeast of Las Vegas. As of the 2010 census, the population of Boulder City was 15,023.

4. Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada

Population: 16,953
Percent White: 74.3%
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Mesquite is a U.S. city in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. As of 2015, the United States Census estimates that the city had a population of 17,496. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.

5. Ely

Ely, Nevada

Population: 4,169
Percent White: 74.1%
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6. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Population: 19,228
Percent White: 73.8%
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Coordinates: 393555N 1191254W 39.59861; -119.21500 Fernley is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States, east of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. The city incorporated in 2001; prior to that it was a census-designated place. The population of the city was 19,368 at the 2010 census. Fernley is home to the Reno-Fernley Raceway.

7. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Population: 8,410
Percent White: 72.0%
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Fallon is a city in Churchill County, Nevada, United States. The population was 8,606 at time of the 2010 census. Fallon is the county seat of Churchill County and is located in the Lahontan Valley.

Fallon and Churchill County are mostly agricultural areas. Although the area is arid, approximately 50,000 acres of its pastureland are irrigated with water from the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. The principal crop grown is alfalfa for livestock feed. The ‘Heart O’ Gold’ cantaloupes of Churchill County were once distributed across the United States, but are now grown mostly for consumption in Nevada.

8. Carson City

Carson City, Nevada

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Population: 54,412
Percent White: 68.6%
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Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. As of the 2010 census, the population was 55,274. The majority of the population of the town lives in Eagle Valley, on the eastern edge of the Carson Range, a branch of the Sierra Nevada, about 30 miles south of Reno. The town originated as a stopover for California bound emigrants, but developed into a city with the Comstock Lode, a silver strike in the mountains to the northeast. The city has served as the capital of Nevada since statehood in 1864 and for much of its history was a hub for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, although the tracks were removed in the 1950s. Prior to 1969, Carson City was the county seat of Ormsby County. In 1969, the county was abolished, and its territory merged with Carson City to form the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City. With the consolidation, the city limits today extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe. Like other independent cities in the United States, it is treated as a county-equivalent for census purposes.

9. Yerington

Yerington, Nevada

Population: 3,096
Percent White: 68.0%
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Yerington is a city in Lyon County, Nevada, United States. The population was 3,048 at the 2010 census. It is named after Henry M. Yerington, Superintendent of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from 1868 to 1910. The city incorporated in 1907. It is the current county seat of Lyon County, the first county seat being established at Dayton on November 29, 1861. After the Dayton Court House burned down in 1909, the seat was moved to Yerington in 1911.

10. Lovelock

Lovelock, Nevada

Population: 1,854
Percent White: 67.7%
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There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Nevada

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 Nevada.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Nevada for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Caliente 1,129 87.2%
2
Carlin 2,337 85.8%
3
Boulder City 15,373 84.3%
4
Mesquite 16,953 74.3%
5
Ely 4,169 74.1%
6
Fernley 19,228 73.8%
7
Fallon 8,410 72.0%
8
Carson City 54,412 68.6%
9
Yerington 3,096 68.0%
10
Lovelock 1,854 67.7%
11
Henderson 277,872 67.4%
12
Elko 20,078 64.8%
13
Wells 1,377 64.3%
14
Reno 237,121 61.3%
15
Winnemucca 7,881 59.6%
16
Sparks 94,718 59.3%
17
Las Vegas 613,295 45.6%
18
West Wendover 4,390 33.4%
19
North Las Vegas 230,436 29.0%

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