The 10 Whitest Cities In New Hampshire For 2021


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

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

Here are the 10 whites places in New Hampshire for 2021:

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

What is the whitest city in New Hampshire for 2021? According to the most recent census data Franklin ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In New Hampshire For 2021

1. Franklin

Franklin, NH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,623
% White: 94.8%
More on Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Claremont

Claremont, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,977
% White: 94.34%
More on Claremont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Laconia

Laconia, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,476
% White: 94.08%
More on Laconia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Rochester

Rochester, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 30,955
% White: 92.27%
More on Rochester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Keene

Keene, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,953
% White: 91.05%
More on Keene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Dover

Dover, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,577
% White: 88.06%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,775
% White: 87.68%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Concord

Concord, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 43,244
% White: 86.09%
More on Concord: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Berlin

Berlin, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,221
% White: 85.56%
More on Berlin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Lebanon

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,623
% White: 85.06%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in New Hampshire for 2021

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

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 8,000 people. That left us with 13 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 94.8% to 73.2%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

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

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

  1. Nashua
  2. Manchester
  3. Somersworth

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City % White Population
1 Franklin 94.8% 8,623
2 Claremont 94.34% 12,977
3 Laconia 94.08% 16,476
4 Rochester 92.27% 30,955
5 Keene 91.05% 22,953
6 Dover 88.06% 31,577
7 Portsmouth 87.68% 21,775
8 Concord 86.09% 43,244
9 Berlin 85.56% 10,221
10 Lebanon 85.06% 13,623
11 Somersworth 82.95% 11,925
12 Manchester 76.88% 112,109
13 Nashua 73.23% 88,815

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About Chris Kolmar

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