These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In New York For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in New York 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 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 2018:

  1. Kaser
  2. New Square (Photos)
  3. Kiryas Joel (Photos)
  4. Hudson Falls (Photos)
  5. Lawrence
  6. East Aurora
  7. Malone (Photos)
  8. Tonawanda (Photos)
  9. Bath (Photos)
  10. Hamburg (Photos)

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.

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How we determined the whitest places in New York for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in New York 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 169 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 169 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 York.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Kaser.

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 York.

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1. Kaser


Population: 5,082
Percent White: 99.4%

2. New Square

New Square, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,804
Percent White: 97.9%

3. Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,665
Percent White: 97.1%

4. Hudson Falls

Hudson Falls, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,202
Percent White: 96.6%

5. Lawrence

Lawrence, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,526
Percent White: 96.5%

6. East Aurora


Population: 6,209
Percent White: 96.1%

7. Malone

Malone, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,768
Percent White: 96.0%

8. Tonawanda

Tonawanda, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,991
Percent White: 95.0%

9. Bath

Bath, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,674
Percent White: 94.5%

10. Hamburg

Hamburg, New York

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,576
Percent White: 94.5%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In New York

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 York.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New York for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Kaser 1 5,082 99.4%
New Square 2 7,804 97.9%
Kiryas Joel 3 21,665 97.1%
Hudson Falls 4 7,202 96.6%
Lawrence 5 6,526 96.5%
East Aurora 6 6,209 96.1%
Malone 7 5,768 96.0%
Tonawanda 8 14,991 95.0%
Bath 9 5,674 94.5%
Hamburg 10 9,576 94.5%
Depew 11 15,325 94.4%
Canandaigua 12 10,460 94.3%
Saranac Lake 13 5,569 94.3%
Waterloo 14 5,184 94.1%
Norwich 15 6,979 93.7%
Baldwinsville 16 7,461 93.6%
Mechanicville 17 5,169 93.4%
Fulton 18 11,622 93.4%
North Tonawanda 19 30,935 93.3%
Kings Point 20 5,140 93.2%
Northport 21 7,393 93.1%
Massena 22 11,000 93.0%
Wesley Hills 23 5,860 92.9%
Ilion 24 7,986 92.5%
Scotia 25 7,732 92.4%
Horseheads 26 6,608 92.4%
Hornell 27 8,400 92.3%
Oneida 28 11,186 91.9%
Herkimer 29 7,294 91.9%
Bayville 30 6,745 91.8%
Massapequa Park 31 17,176 91.5%
Hilton 32 5,921 91.5%
Gloversville 33 15,158 91.3%
Cortland 34 19,018 91.3%
Corning 35 10,978 91.1%
Lancaster 36 10,220 90.9%
Oswego 37 17,880 90.8%
Garden City 38 22,531 90.7%
Olean 39 13,991 90.6%
Glens Falls 40 14,422 90.6%
North Syracuse 41 6,679 90.4%
Williamsville 42 5,269 89.6%
Saratoga Springs 43 27,447 89.4%
Ballston Spa 44 5,134 88.7%
Fairport 45 5,372 88.7%
Canton 46 6,624 88.4%
Johnstown 47 8,431 88.1%
Bronxville 48 6,395 88.1%
Kenmore 49 15,303 87.9%
Sea Cliff 50 5,069 87.2%
Cohoes 51 16,411 87.1%
Warwick 52 6,777 87.0%
Fredonia 53 10,801 87.0%
East Hills 54 7,072 87.0%
East Rockaway 55 9,815 86.8%
Batavia 56 15,012 85.7%
Plattsburgh 57 19,820 85.6%
Malverne 58 8,556 85.6%
Brockport 59 8,444 85.5%
Lockport 60 20,722 85.2%
Geneseo 61 8,124 85.2%
Rye 62 15,949 85.0%
Rome 63 32,673 84.7%
Babylon 64 12,130 84.2%
Hastings-On-Hudson 65 7,959 84.1%
East Rochester 66 6,679 84.1%
Ogdensburg 67 10,937 84.1%
Oneonta 68 13,863 83.8%
Potsdam 69 9,682 83.8%
Auburn 70 27,101 83.7%
Medina 71 5,885 83.7%
Lake Grove 72 11,206 83.3%
Colonie 73 7,888 83.0%
Jamestown 74 30,345 82.8%
Pelham Manor 75 5,564 82.5%
Airmont 76 8,833 81.5%
Endicott 77 13,073 81.3%
Irvington 78 6,559 81.1%
Great Neck 79 10,183 81.0%
Newark 80 9,068 80.8%
Watertown 81 26,997 80.4%
Floral Park 82 16,189 80.4%
Solvay 83 6,455 80.3%
Watervliet 84 10,207 80.0%
Port Jefferson 85 7,795 80.0%
Larchmont 86 6,031 79.9%
Pleasantville 87 7,134 79.0%
Lindenhurst 88 27,234 78.9%
Rockville Centre 89 24,262 78.3%
Briarcliff Manor 90 7,732 78.1%
Rye Brook 91 9,513 78.0%
Lackawanna 92 17,992 77.7%
Scarsdale 93 17,684 77.4%
Johnson City 94 14,835 77.1%
Goshen 95 5,378 76.3%
Rensselaer 96 9,435 76.2%
Albion 97 5,802 76.0%
Cedarhurst 98 6,652 75.3%
Farmingdale 99 8,532 75.0%
Elmira 100 28,583 74.6%

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