These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In New Hampshire For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire?

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 Granite State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 8,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New Hampshire for 2018:

  1. Claremont (Photos)
  2. Franklin (Photos)
  3. Laconia (Photos)
  4. Rochester
  5. Keene (Photos)
  6. Berlin (Photos)
  7. Concord (Photos)
  8. Dover
  9. Portsmouth (Photos)
  10. Lebanon (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Nashua 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 New Hampshire for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in New Hampshire, 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 New Hampshire 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 13 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 8,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 13 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 New Hampshire.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Claremont.

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 New Hampshire.

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1. Claremont

Claremont, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,022
Percent White: 96.8%

2. Franklin

Franklin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,440
Percent White: 95.9%

3. Laconia

Laconia, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,171
Percent White: 95.5%

4. Rochester

Rochester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,052
Percent White: 94.1%

5. Keene

Keene, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,537
Percent White: 91.6%

6. Berlin

Berlin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,154
Percent White: 90.3%

7. Concord

Concord, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,634
Percent White: 89.4%

8. Dover

Dover, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,750
Percent White: 89.0%

9. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,458
Percent White: 87.3%

10. Lebanon

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,528
Percent White: 83.0%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In New Hampshire

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 New Hampshire.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New Hampshire for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Claremont 1 13,022 96.8%
Franklin 2 8,440 95.9%
Laconia 3 16,171 95.5%
Rochester 4 30,052 94.1%
Keene 5 23,537 91.6%
Berlin 6 10,154 90.3%
Concord 7 42,634 89.4%
Dover 8 30,750 89.0%
Portsmouth 9 21,458 87.3%
Lebanon 10 13,528 83.0%
Somersworth 11 11,756 82.8%
Manchester 12 110,231 79.6%
Nashua 13 87,279 75.2%

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