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 2019.
- Little Silver (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Point Pleasant (Homes For Sale)
- Haddon Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Audubon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Margate City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Fair Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Barrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Haddonfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Rumson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Pitman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, East Orange is the least white city of all those we measured.
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How we determined the whitest places in New Jersey for 2019
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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in New Jersey.
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*
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 5,000 people. That left us with 186 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 94.2% to 2.3%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Little Silver took the distinction of being the most White, while East Orange was the least White city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in New Jersey 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There You Have It – White Populations Across New Jersey
Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in New Jersey according to the most recent data.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in New Jersey:
- East Orange
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|18||West Long Branch||86.44%|
|68||Upper Saddle River||73.97%|