The 10 Whitest Cities In Nevada For 2021


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

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 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Nevada for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Nevada for 2021:

  1. Boulder City
  2. Fallon
  3. Fernley
  4. Mesquite
  5. Carson City
  6. Elko
  7. Henderson
  8. Reno
  9. Winnemucca
  10. Sparks

What is the whitest city in Nevada for 2021? According to the most recent census data Boulder City ranks as the whitest. 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.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Nevada For 2021

1. Boulder City

Boulder City, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,840
% White: 84.44%
More on Boulder City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Fallon

Fallon, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,430
% White: 72.72%
More on Fallon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Fernley

Fernley, NV

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,068
% White: 71.82%
More on Fernley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Mesquite

Mesquite, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,446
% White: 71.09%
More on Mesquite: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Carson City

Carson City, NV

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 54,773
% White: 66.98%
More on Carson City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Elko

Elko, NV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,304
% White: 65.81%
More on Elko: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Henderson

Henderson, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 300,116
% White: 64.58%
More on Henderson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Reno

Reno, NV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 246,500
% White: 60.98%
More on Reno: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Winnemucca

Winnemucca, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,762
% White: 59.21%
More on Winnemucca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Sparks

Sparks, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 100,589
% White: 57.66%
More on Sparks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Nevada for 2021

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Nevada.

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 7,000 people. That left us with 12 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 84.4% to 26.6%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Nevada 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 Nevada

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Nevada:

  1. North Las Vegas
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Sparks

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Nevada

Rank City % White Population
1 Boulder City 84.44% 15,840
2 Fallon 72.72% 8,430
3 Fernley 71.82% 20,068
4 Mesquite 71.09% 18,446
5 Carson City 66.98% 54,773
6 Elko 65.81% 20,304
7 Henderson 64.58% 300,116
8 Reno 60.98% 246,500
9 Winnemucca 59.21% 7,762
10 Sparks 57.66% 100,589
11 Las Vegas 43.5% 634,773
12 North Las Vegas 26.55% 241,369

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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