The 10 Whitest Cities In New York For 2021


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

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 York?

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 Empire State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New York for 2021.

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

  1. New Square
  2. Kiryas Joel
  3. Malone
  4. Hamburg
  5. Lawrence
  6. East Aurora
  7. Lancaster
  8. Hudson Falls
  9. Wesley Hills
  10. North Tonawanda

What is the whitest city in New York for 2021? According to the most recent census data New Square ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Hempstead 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 York reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In New York For 2021

1. New Square

New Square, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,373
% White: 98.59%
More on New Square: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,571
% White: 98.28%
More on Kiryas Joel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Malone

Malone, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,659
% White: 96.52%
More on Malone: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Hamburg

Hamburg, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,636
% White: 96.13%
More on Hamburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Lawrence

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,544
% White: 95.19%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. East Aurora

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,184
% White: 95.04%
More on East Aurora: Real Estate | Data

7. Lancaster

Lancaster, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,144
% White: 94.88%
More on Lancaster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Hudson Falls

Hudson Falls, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,114
% White: 94.83%
More on Hudson Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Wesley Hills

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,885
% White: 94.77%
More on Wesley Hills: Real Estate | Data

10. North Tonawanda

North Tonawanda, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 30,487
% White: 94.49%
More on North Tonawanda: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in New York for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in New York, 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 York.

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 5,000 people. That left us with 163 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.6% to 5.4%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Hempstead
  2. Mount Vernon
  3. Haverstraw

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New York

Rank City % White Population
1 New Square 98.59% 8,373
2 Kiryas Joel 98.28% 24,571
3 Malone 96.52% 5,659
4 Hamburg 96.13% 9,636
5 Lawrence 95.19% 6,544
6 East Aurora 95.04% 6,184
7 Lancaster 94.88% 10,144
8 Hudson Falls 94.83% 7,114
9 Wesley Hills 94.77% 5,885
10 North Tonawanda 94.49% 30,487
11 Tonawanda 94.38% 14,830
12 Fulton 94.34% 11,300
13 Canandaigua 93.93% 10,287
14 Baldwinsville 93.84% 7,645
15 Ballston Spa 92.96% 5,399
16 Bayville 92.41% 6,735
17 Corning 92.26% 10,696
18 Oneida 92.24% 10,948
19 Fairport 92.19% 5,349
20 Northport 91.99% 7,328
21 Depew 91.91% 15,102
22 Massena 91.84% 10,091
23 Mechanicville 91.74% 5,107
24 Bath 91.23% 5,543
25 Norwich 91.16% 6,718
26 Hornell 91.02% 8,281
27 Cortland 90.54% 18,739
28 Gloversville 90.24% 14,878
29 Herkimer 90.17% 6,615
30 Oswego 90.06% 17,470
31 Ilion 89.96% 7,812
32 Saranac Lake 89.67% 5,700
33 Scotia 89.49% 7,667
34 Glens Falls 89.46% 14,340
35 Johnstown 89.44% 8,277
36 Cedarhurst 89.3% 6,642
37 Olean 89.2% 13,670
38 Williamsville 89.18% 5,233
39 Saratoga Springs 89.1% 27,943
40 Babylon 88.94% 12,056
41 Massapequa Park 88.8% 17,193
42 Geneseo 88.56% 8,095
43 Hilton 87.98% 5,832
44 Plattsburgh 87.61% 19,465
45 Horseheads 87.51% 6,446
46 Kenmore 87.38% 15,132
47 North Syracuse 87.23% 6,767
48 Garden City 86.35% 22,499
49 Warwick 86.32% 6,785
50 East Rochester 85.62% 6,563
51 Canton 85.52% 6,505
52 Batavia 84.48% 14,578
53 East Hills 84.18% 7,147
54 Irvington 84.03% 6,529
55 Ogdensburg 83.52% 10,635
56 Rome 83.31% 32,253
57 Brockport 83.0% 8,292
58 Rye 82.86% 15,820
59 Medina 82.78% 5,847
60 Fredonia 82.6% 10,464
61 Bronxville 82.42% 6,409
62 Lockport 82.37% 20,490
63 Webster 81.98% 5,606
64 Jamestown 81.94% 29,504
65 Briarcliff Manor 81.89% 7,616
66 Hastings-On-Hudson 81.73% 7,921
67 Oneonta 81.67% 13,893
68 Auburn 81.54% 26,601
69 Endicott 81.43% 12,771
70 Port Jefferson 81.4% 7,939
71 Lake Grove 80.65% 11,100
72 Newark 80.6% 8,914
73 Potsdam 80.59% 9,154
74 Cohoes 80.27% 16,684
75 Larchmont 79.54% 6,096
76 East Rockaway 79.36% 9,816
77 Rockville Centre 79.35% 24,492
78 Colonie 79.28% 7,737
79 Watertown 78.57% 25,622
80 Albion 78.28% 5,479
81 Malverne 77.84% 8,517
82 Airmont 77.63% 8,770
83 Floral Park 77.6% 16,003
84 Solvay 77.54% 6,323
85 Great Neck 77.24% 10,205
86 Rensselaer 76.16% 9,259
87 Pelham Manor 75.63% 5,569
88 Farmingdale 75.44% 8,902
89 Lackawanna 75.04% 17,831
90 Rye Brook 74.58% 9,487
91 Lindenhurst 74.43% 26,979
92 Port Jervis 74.42% 8,595
93 Croton-On-Hudson 74.4% 8,155
94 Scarsdale 74.38% 17,837
95 Johnson City 73.8% 14,448
96 New Paltz 73.26% 7,165
97 Long Beach 73.18% 33,507
98 Elmira 73.01% 27,402
99 Harrison 72.44% 28,135
100 Williston Park 72.35% 7,277

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About Chris Kolmar

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