These Are The 10 Whitest Cities New York In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in New York.

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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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in New York with the largest White population in 2019:

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

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How we determined the whitest places in New York for 2019

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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.3% to 5.1%.

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.

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.

New Square, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,995
% White: 98.29%
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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: 22,794
% White: 97.63%
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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.

Malone, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,752
% White: 96.85%
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.

Lawrence, NY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,553
% White: 96.64%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hamburg, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,603
% White: 96.39%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,230
% White: 96.18%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,247
% White: 95.2%
More on Waterloo: Real Estate | Data

Waterloo is a town in Seneca County, New York, United States. The population was 7,642 at the 2010 census. The town, as well as its major community, are named after Waterloo, Belgium.

Baldwinsville, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,532
% White: 94.76%
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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.

Hudson Falls, NY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,174
% White: 94.55%
More on Hudson Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hudson Falls is a village located in Washington County, New York, USA. The village is in the southwest of the town of Kingsbury, on US Route 4. Hudson Falls is part of the Glens Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the village had a population of 6,927. It was the county seat of Washington County until 1994, when the county seat was moved to Fort Edward.

Lancaster, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,207
% White: 94.39%
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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.

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

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New York

Rank City % White Population
1 New Square 98.29% 7,995
2 Kiryas Joel 97.63% 22,794
3 Malone 96.85% 5,752
4 Lawrence 96.64% 6,553
5 Hamburg 96.39% 9,603
6 East Aurora 96.18% 6,230
7 Waterloo 95.2% 5,247
8 Baldwinsville 94.76% 7,532
9 Hudson Falls 94.55% 7,174
10 Lancaster 94.39% 10,207
11 Fulton 94.12% 11,509
12 Saranac Lake 94.11% 5,670
13 Depew 94.1% 15,283
14 Massena 93.78% 10,839
15 Tonawanda 93.7% 14,992
16 North Tonawanda 93.52% 30,752
17 Canandaigua 92.96% 10,402
18 Wesley Hills 92.73% 5,890
19 Hornell 92.73% 8,332
20 Northport 92.51% 7,405
21 Scotia 92.28% 7,775
22 Norwich 92.24% 6,890
23 Oneida 91.88% 11,120
24 Horseheads 91.75% 6,561
25 Ilion 91.54% 7,930
26 Bath 91.52% 5,611
27 Gloversville 91.19% 15,052
28 Corning 91.11% 10,870
29 Cortland 90.94% 18,914
30 Bayville 90.89% 6,752
31 Massapequa Park 90.61% 17,223
32 Garden City 90.42% 22,699
33 Oswego 90.28% 17,723
34 Kenmore 90.05% 15,319
35 Saratoga Springs 89.95% 27,682
36 Hilton 89.87% 5,896
37 Herkimer 89.84% 7,361
38 Olean 89.83% 13,911
39 Mechanicville 89.49% 5,177
40 Glens Falls 89.44% 14,428
41 Williamsville 89.13% 5,263
42 Fairport 88.88% 5,378
43 North Syracuse 88.81% 6,719
44 Johnstown 87.82% 8,358
45 Ballston Spa 87.57% 5,278
46 Canton 86.86% 6,553
47 Bronxville 86.85% 6,428
48 Warwick 86.77% 6,801
49 Geneseo 86.3% 8,151
50 Fredonia 86.0% 10,695
51 Batavia 85.49% 14,868
52 Hastings-On-Hudson 85.44% 7,993
53 Plattsburgh 85.39% 19,734
54 Brockport 85.24% 8,415
55 Cohoes 85.17% 16,574
56 Rye 84.98% 16,004
57 Lockport 84.83% 20,676
58 East Hills 84.61% 7,114
59 Rome 84.49% 32,589
60 Auburn 83.48% 26,962
61 Ogdensburg 83.41% 10,851
62 Irvington 83.21% 6,588
63 Babylon 83.06% 12,177
64 Potsdam 82.94% 9,710
65 Medina 82.92% 5,814
66 Great Neck 82.83% 10,272
67 East Rochester 82.82% 6,646
68 Oneonta 82.58% 13,932
69 Jamestown 82.35% 30,094
70 Lake Grove 81.99% 11,205
71 Pelham Manor 81.79% 5,634
72 Newark 81.56% 9,029
73 Colonie 81.08% 7,856
74 Larchmont 80.67% 6,111
75 Airmont 80.2% 8,869
76 Endicott 80.05% 12,980
77 Malverne 79.44% 8,583
78 Floral Park 79.39% 16,269
79 Watertown 79.09% 26,437
80 Pleasantville 79.01% 7,275
81 East Rockaway 79.0% 9,839
82 Cedarhurst 78.55% 6,685
83 Port Jefferson 78.42% 7,833
84 Rockville Centre 78.22% 24,485
85 Albion 77.48% 5,614
86 Briarcliff Manor 77.19% 7,864
87 Lackawanna 77.15% 18,012
88 Johnson City 76.66% 14,728
89 Scarsdale 76.44% 17,856
90 Solvay 76.33% 6,438
91 Lindenhurst 75.99% 27,257
92 Watervliet 75.96% 10,201
93 Rye Brook 75.43% 9,543
94 Rensselaer 75.26% 9,375
95 Farmingdale 74.33% 8,719
96 Elmira 74.31% 28,302
97 Croton-On-Hudson 73.61% 8,257
98 Williston Park 73.53% 7,334
99 Long Beach 73.49% 33,657
100 Webster 73.12% 5,558

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