Whitest Cities In New York For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in New York are whiter than wonder bread.

Join RoadSnacks
Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in New York.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.

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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in New York for 2020:

  1. New Square (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Kiryas Joel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Lawrence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Malone (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Fulton (Homes For Sale)
  6. East Aurora (Homes For Sale)
  7. Hamburg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fairport (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Lancaster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Baldwinsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 2020

New Square, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,133
% White: 99.32%
More on New Square: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Square is an all-Hasidic village in the town of Ramapo, Rockland County, New York, United States. It is located north of Hillcrest, east of Viola, south of New Hempstead, and west of New City. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 6,944. Its inhabitants are predominantly members of the Skverer Hasidic movement who seek to maintain a Hasidic lifestyle disconnected from the secular world.

Kiryas Joel, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 23,536
% White: 97.51%
More on Kiryas Joel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kiryas Joel is a village within the town of Monroe in Orange County, New York, United States. The majority of its residents are Yiddish-speaking Hasidic Jews who belong to the worldwide Satmar Hasidic sect.

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,535
% White: 96.27%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Malone, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,694
% White: 96.15%
More on Malone: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Malone is a town in Franklin County, New York, United States. The population was 14,545 at the 2010 census. The town contains a village also named Malone, which is the county seat. The town is an interior town located in the north-central part of the county.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,419
% White: 95.6%
More on Fulton: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,193
% White: 95.53%
More on East Aurora: Real Estate | Data

East Aurora is a village in Erie County, New York, United States, southeast of Buffalo. It lies in the eastern half of the town of Aurora. The village population was 6,236 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2015, East Aurora was rated the third-best town to raise a family in New York State by Niche.

Hamburg, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,618
% White: 95.33%
More on Hamburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hamburg is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 56,936. It is named after the city of Hamburg, in Germany. The town is on the western border of the county and is south of Buffalo. Hamburg is one of the Southtowns in Erie County. The villages of Hamburg and Blasdell are in the town.

Fairport, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,349
% White: 94.77%
More on Fairport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fairport is a village located in the Town of Perinton, which is part of Monroe County, New York. Fairport is a suburb 9 miles east of Rochester. It is also known as the “Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal”. In 2005 it was named as one of the “Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine. The population of the Village of Fairport is 5,353 as of the 2010 census.

Lancaster, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,152
% White: 94.72%
More on Lancaster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lancaster is a town in Erie County, New York, United States, centered 14 miles east of downtown Buffalo. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 41,604.

Baldwinsville, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,550
% White: 94.7%
More on Baldwinsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baldwinsville is a village in Onondaga County, New York, United States. The population was 7,378 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Syracuse Metropolitan Statistical Area.

How we determined the whitest places in New York for 2020

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 99.3% to 5.0%.

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. Newburgh

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New York

Rank City % White Population
1 New Square 99.32% 8,133
2 Kiryas Joel 97.51% 23,536
3 Lawrence 96.27% 6,535
4 Malone 96.15% 5,694
5 Fulton 95.6% 11,419
6 East Aurora 95.53% 6,193
7 Hamburg 95.33% 9,618
8 Fairport 94.77% 5,349
9 Lancaster 94.72% 10,152
10 Baldwinsville 94.7% 7,550
11 Tonawanda 94.24% 14,873
12 Hudson Falls 94.03% 7,133
13 Canandaigua 93.82% 10,348
14 Wesley Hills 93.74% 5,858
15 North Tonawanda 93.65% 30,596
16 Massena 93.51% 10,090
17 Depew 92.96% 15,164
18 Saranac Lake 92.9% 5,552
19 Northport 92.69% 7,348
20 Hornell 92.49% 8,308
21 Corning 92.0% 10,789
22 Gloversville 91.48% 14,938
23 Cortland 91.41% 18,828
24 Oneida 91.35% 10,980
25 Norwich 91.28% 6,813
26 Ilion 90.7% 7,852
27 Scotia 90.43% 7,715
28 Bath 90.36% 5,572
29 Bayville 90.1% 6,708
30 Mechanicville 89.97% 5,144
31 Oswego 89.86% 17,588
32 Massapequa Park 89.82% 17,120
33 Glens Falls 89.81% 14,359
34 Saratoga Springs 89.7% 27,772
35 Williamsville 89.5% 5,247
36 Olean 89.42% 13,805
37 Herkimer 89.27% 6,899
38 Garden City 89.14% 22,533
39 Hilton 89.14% 5,858
40 North Syracuse 89.11% 6,740
41 Kenmore 88.86% 15,191
42 Ballston Spa 88.46% 5,443
43 Horseheads 87.99% 6,510
44 Johnstown 87.31% 8,307
45 Geneseo 87.13% 8,096
46 Batavia 86.36% 14,719
47 Canton 86.36% 6,501
48 Plattsburgh 86.14% 19,515
49 East Hills 85.49% 7,113
50 Brockport 85.08% 8,350
51 Irvington 84.39% 6,539
52 Fredonia 83.94% 10,637
53 Warwick 83.58% 6,779
54 Hastings-On-Hudson 83.36% 7,964
55 East Rochester 83.34% 6,603
56 Lockport 83.32% 20,580
57 Rome 83.28% 32,338
58 Newark 83.07% 8,937
59 Babylon 82.93% 12,089
60 Potsdam 82.92% 9,281
61 Ogdensburg 82.92% 10,748
62 Auburn 82.71% 26,779
63 Bronxville 82.7% 6,394
64 Cohoes 82.52% 16,599
65 Colonie 82.1% 7,793
66 Larchmont 82.07% 6,092
67 Jamestown 82.03% 29,799
68 Rye 82.01% 15,862
69 Oneonta 81.96% 13,834
70 Port Jefferson 81.78% 7,871
71 Medina 81.62% 5,839
72 East Rockaway 81.38% 9,802
73 Lake Grove 81.27% 11,130
74 Floral Park 80.83% 16,209
75 Endicott 80.25% 12,872
76 Airmont 79.95% 8,776
77 Rockville Centre 79.41% 24,442
78 Watertown 79.06% 26,057
79 Briarcliff Manor 77.98% 7,697
80 Cedarhurst 77.62% 6,661
81 Great Neck 77.6% 10,203
82 Solvay 77.12% 6,364
83 Pelham Manor 76.96% 5,595
84 Port Jervis 76.42% 8,614
85 Malverne 76.4% 8,535
86 Scarsdale 75.83% 17,805
87 Albion 75.82% 5,439
88 Williston Park 75.56% 7,294
89 Lindenhurst 75.41% 27,053
90 Webster 75.38% 5,565
91 Lackawanna 75.03% 17,859
92 Farmingdale 74.92% 8,842
93 Johnson City 74.44% 14,575
94 Rensselaer 74.12% 9,290
95 Long Beach 74.07% 33,509
96 Watervliet 73.63% 10,120
97 Amityville 73.59% 9,452
98 Elmira 73.05% 27,695
99 New Paltz 72.85% 7,175
100 Croton-On-Hudson 72.83% 8,183

How Is The Area In ?

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.