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
  2. Carlin
  3. Boulder City (Photos)
  4. Mesquite (Photos)
  5. Ely
  6. Fernley (Photos)
  7. Fallon (Photos)
  8. Yerington
  9. Lovelock
  10. Henderson (Photos)

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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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 18 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 18 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.

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1. Caliente

Caliente, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,129
Percent White: 87.2%

2. Carlin

Carlin, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,337
Percent White: 85.8%

3. Boulder City

Boulder City, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,373
Percent White: 84.3%

4. Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,953
Percent White: 74.3%

5. Ely

Ely, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,169
Percent White: 74.1%

6. Fernley

Fernley, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,228
Percent White: 73.8%

7. Fallon

Fallon, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,410
Percent White: 72.0%

8. Yerington

Yerington, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,096
Percent White: 68.0%

9. Lovelock

Lovelock, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,854
Percent White: 67.7%

10. Henderson

Henderson, Nevada

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 277,872
Percent White: 67.4%

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

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

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