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

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.

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.

1. Kaser


Population: 5,082
Percent White: 99.4%
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Coordinates: 4107N 7404W 41.117; -74.067

2. New Square

New Square, New York

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Population: 7,804
Percent White: 97.9%
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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.

3. Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel, New York

Population: 21,665
Percent White: 97.1%
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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.

4. Hudson Falls

Hudson Falls, New York

Population: 7,202
Percent White: 96.6%
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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.

5. Lawrence

Lawrence, New York

Population: 6,526
Percent White: 96.5%
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6. East Aurora


Population: 6,209
Percent White: 96.1%
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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.

7. Malone

Malone, New York

Population: 5,768
Percent White: 96.0%
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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.

8. Tonawanda

Tonawanda, New York

Population: 14,991
Percent White: 95.0%
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Tonawanda is a city in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 15,130 at the 2010 census. It is at the northern edge of Erie County, south across the Erie Canal from North Tonawanda, and north of Buffalo, New York. It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area.

9. Bath

Bath, New York

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Population: 5,674
Percent White: 94.5%
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Bath is a town in Steuben County, New York, United States. The Town of Bath has an area of 96.3 sq mi and a population of 12,097. Its largest settlement is the Village of Bath, which has an area of 2.9 sq mi and a population of 5,641. The Town is located in the central part of the county, northwest of Elmira, New York. The Town are either named after the city in England or after Lady Bath, daughter of a landowner.

10. Hamburg

Hamburg, New York

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Population: 9,576
Percent White: 94.5%
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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.

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

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

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