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:
- Claremont (Photos)
- Franklin (Photos)
- Laconia (Photos)
- Keene (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Concord (Photos)
- Portsmouth (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Nashua is the least white city of all those we measured.
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.
Population: 13,022Percent White: 96.8%
Population: 8,440Percent White: 95.9%
Population: 16,171Percent White: 95.5%
Population: 30,052Percent White: 94.1%
Population: 23,537Percent White: 91.6%
Population: 10,154Percent White: 90.3%
Population: 42,634Percent White: 89.4%
Population: 30,750Percent White: 89.0%
Population: 21,458Percent White: 87.3%
Population: 13,528Percent 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