These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In New Jersey For 2018


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

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 Garden State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New Jersey for 2018:

  1. Little Silver (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Point Pleasant (Jobs)
  3. Audubon (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Fair Haven (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Pitman (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Haddon Heights (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Rumson (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Margate City (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Haddonfield (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Barrington (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, East Orange 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.

How we determined the whitest places in New Jersey for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in New Jersey, 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 Jersey 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 190 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 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 190 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 Jersey.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Little Silver.

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 Jersey.

1. Little Silver

Little Silver, New Jersey

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Population: 5,922
Percent White: 95.6%
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Little Silver is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,950, a drop of 220 from the 6,170 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 449 from the 5,721 counted in the 1990 Census.

2. Point Pleasant


Population: 18,464
Percent White: 94.7%
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Point Pleasant is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 18,392, reflecting a decline of 914 from the 19,306 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,129 from the 18,177 counted in the 1990 Census.

3. Audubon

Audubon, New Jersey

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Population: 8,748
Percent White: 93.3%
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4. Fair Haven

Fair Haven, New Jersey

Population: 6,033
Percent White: 93.3%
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Fair Haven is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Navesink River and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Fair Haven is located on the Rumson peninsula and is bordered by Red Bank and Little Silver to the west. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 6,121, reflecting an increase of 184 from the 5,937 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 667 from the 5,270 counted in the 1990 Census.

5. Pitman

Pitman, New Jersey

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Population: 8,916
Percent White: 92.6%
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Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 9,011, reflecting a decline of 320 from the 9,331 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 34 from the 9,365 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough was named for Rev. Charles Pitman, a Methodist minister.

6. Haddon Heights

Haddon Heights, New Jersey

Population: 7,506
Percent White: 92.0%
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Haddon Heights is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,473, reflecting a decline of 74 from the 7,547 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 313 from the 7,860 counted in the 1990 Census.

7. Rumson

Rumson, New Jersey

Population: 6,878
Percent White: 92.0%
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Rumson is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the borough’s population was 7,122, reflecting a decline of 15 from 7,137 in 2000, which had in turn increased by 436 from 6,701 in 1990.

8. Margate City

Margate City, New Jersey

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Population: 6,250
Percent White: 91.7%
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9. Haddonfield

Haddonfield, New Jersey

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Population: 11,444
Percent White: 91.0%
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Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a total population of 11,593, reflecting a decline of 66 from the 11,659 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 31 from the 11,628 counted in the 1990 Census.

10. Barrington

Barrington, New Jersey

Population: 6,831
Percent White: 90.7%
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There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In New Jersey

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 Jersey.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New Jersey for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Little Silver 5,922 95.6%
2
Point Pleasant 18,464 94.7%
3
Audubon 8,748 93.3%
4
Fair Haven 6,033 93.3%
5
Pitman 8,916 92.6%
6
Haddon Heights 7,506 92.0%
7
Rumson 6,878 92.0%
8
Margate City 6,250 91.7%
9
Haddonfield 11,444 91.0%
10
Barrington 6,831 90.7%
11
Oceanport 5,763 90.5%
12
Mendham 5,012 90.2%
13
Beachwood 11,153 89.5%
14
North Caldwell 6,519 89.1%
15
Mountainside 6,835 88.6%
16
Woodcliff Lake 5,844 88.4%
17
Linwood 7,009 87.6%
18
Manasquan 5,812 87.6%
19
Oakland 13,041 87.5%
20
West Long Branch 7,947 87.2%
21
Ocean City 11,430 86.8%
22
North Haledon 8,490 86.7%
23
Ringwood 12,398 86.7%
24
Ramsey 15,000 86.4%
25
Berlin 7,620 85.3%
26
Midland Park 7,283 85.1%
27
Waldwick 9,922 84.2%
28
Morris Plains 5,612 84.1%
29
Mount Arlington 5,251 84.0%
30
Allendale 6,767 83.7%
31
Brigantine 9,239 83.5%
32
Mil 7,016 83.3%
33
Spotswood 8,418 83.2%
34
Kinnelon 10,239 82.4%
35
Franklin Lakes 10,810 82.0%
36
Hopatcong 14,633 81.9%
37
Stratford 7,021 81.9%
38
Union Beach 5,770 81.4%
39
Bernardsville 7,776 81.3%
40
Chatham 9,030 81.3%
41
Hillsdale 10,454 81.2%
42
Belmar 5,715 81.2%
43
Glen Rock 11,887 81.0%
44
South Amboy 8,762 80.8%
45
Lincoln Park 10,488 80.6%
46
Caldwell 7,967 80.4%
47
Northfield 8,537 80.2%
48
Emerson 7,621 79.9%
49
Collingswood 13,925 79.6%
50
Westfield 30,438 79.3%
51
Bellmawr 11,503 78.7%
52
Gloucester City 11,357 78.1%
53
Madison 16,090 77.9%
54
Washington 6,489 77.4%
55
New Providence 12,434 77.3%
56
Oradell 8,160 77.2%
57
Roseland 5,875 77.2%
58
Butler 7,773 77.1%
59
Wanaque 11,636 76.9%
60
Glen Ridge 7,615 76.8%
61
Tinton Falls 17,910 76.4%
62
Bloomingdale 7,995 76.0%
63
Hammonton 14,630 75.9%
64
Park Ridge 8,854 75.8%
65
Hawthorne 18,950 75.7%
66
Wallington 11,618 75.4%
67
Newton 7,982 75.2%
68
Montvale 8,285 74.6%
69
Clayton 8,386 74.5%
70
Florham Park 11,787 74.4%
71
Absecon 8,438 74.1%
72
Fanwood 7,530 74.1%
73
Upper Saddle River 8,301 74.1%
74
Runnemede 8,394 73.9%
75
Wood-Ridge 8,109 73.8%
76
Pompton Lakes 11,163 73.7%
77
Totowa 10,900 73.4%
78
Hasbrouck Heights 12,124 72.7%
79
Ridgewood 25,430 72.7%
80
Matawan 8,894 72.4%
81
Boonton 8,405 72.2%
82
Hoboken 53,136 72.2%
83
Watchung 5,944 71.8%
84
Phillipsburg 14,570 71.4%
85
Hackett 9,585 71.3%
86
Old Tappan 5,942 70.9%
87
Summit 21,895 70.6%
88
Fair Lawn 33,205 70.5%
89
Manville 10,448 69.9%
90
Palmyra 7,299 69.5%
91
Keansburg 9,904 69.5%
92
Metuchen 13,791 69.2%
93
Somers Point 10,686 68.8%
94
Westwood 11,170 68.7%
95
Glassboro 19,195 67.9%
96
Princeton 30,168 67.6%
97
Kenilworth 8,129 67.5%
98
Keyport 7,136 66.1%
99
Jamesburg 6,001 66.0%
100
Carlstadt 6,238 65.6%

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