These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In North Carolina For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in North Carolina 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 North Carolina?

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 Tar Heel State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in North Carolina for 2018:

  1. Oak Island (Photos)
  2. Unionville (Photos)
  3. Carolina Beach (Photos)
  4. Trinity
  5. Pinehurst (Photos)
  6. Mills River
  7. Summerfield
  8. King
  9. Boone (Photos)
  10. Kill Devil Hills (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Selma 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 North Carolina for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in North Carolina, 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 North Carolina 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 134 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 134 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 North Carolina.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Oak Island.

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 North Carolina.

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1. Oak Island

Oak Island, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,359
Percent White: 96.7%

2. Unionville

Unionville, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,397
Percent White: 94.2%

3. Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,048
Percent White: 93.1%

4. Trinity


Population: 6,651
Percent White: 92.2%

5. Pinehurst

Pinehurst, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,522
Percent White: 91.7%

6. Mills River


Population: 6,990
Percent White: 91.6%

7. Summerfield


Population: 10,758
Percent White: 91.5%

8. King


Population: 6,777
Percent White: 91.5%

9. Boone

Boone, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,241
Percent White: 90.7%

10. Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,948
Percent White: 89.7%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In North Carolina

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 North Carolina.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In North Carolina for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Oak Island 1 7,359 96.7%
Unionville 2 6,397 94.2%
Carolina Beach 3 6,048 93.1%
Trinity 4 6,651 92.2%
Pinehurst 5 15,522 91.7%
Mills River 6 6,990 91.6%
Summerfield 7 10,758 91.5%
King 8 6,777 91.5%
Boone 9 18,241 90.7%
Kill Devil Hills 10 6,948 89.7%
Waynesville 11 9,788 89.3%
Lewisville 12 13,356 88.7%
Wesley Chapel 13 8,217 88.5%
Weddington 14 10,254 88.3%
Fletcher 15 7,547 88.0%
Stokesdale 16 5,278 88.0%
Sawmills 17 5,119 87.5%
Black Mountain 18 8,168 86.2%
Boiling Spring Lakes 19 5,703 85.5%
Cornelius 20 27,426 85.4%
Bessemer City 21 5,462 84.7%
Woodfin 22 6,241 84.6%
Elon 23 9,781 83.7%
Cherryville 24 5,901 83.0%
Brevard 25 7,710 82.7%
Archdale 26 11,483 82.3%
Stallings 27 14,759 81.5%
Leland 28 17,023 80.5%
Davidson 29 12,076 80.5%
Belmont 30 10,494 80.4%
Oak Ridge 31 6,617 79.4%
Clemmons 32 19,536 78.8%
Mount Airy 33 10,364 78.7%
Matthews 34 30,054 78.0%
Waxhaw 35 12,398 77.9%
Lenoir 36 17,956 77.9%
Asheville 37 87,531 77.7%
Huntersville 38 51,701 77.4%
Morehead City 39 9,273 76.9%
Gibsonville 40 6,759 76.4%
Holly Springs 41 30,126 76.0%
Mooresville 42 35,387 75.3%
Southern Pines 43 13,258 75.2%
Wake Forest 44 36,472 74.8%
Apex 45 43,893 74.3%
Marvin 46 6,056 74.1%
Kings Mountain 47 11,053 74.0%
Mount Holly 48 14,058 73.8%
Indian Trail 49 36,357 73.7%
Mint Hill 50 25,024 73.1%
Kernersville 51 23,736 72.3%
Wilmington 52 113,724 72.3%
Long View 53 5,071 71.9%
Hendersonville 54 13,548 70.3%
Harrisburg 55 14,500 70.1%
Fuquay-Varina 56 22,722 69.5%
Albemarle 57 15,968 69.2%
Marion 58 7,873 68.4%
Chapel Hill 59 59,005 68.4%
Morganton 60 16,717 68.2%
Hickory 61 40,274 67.9%
Aberdeen 62 7,107 66.6%
Mebane 63 13,592 65.7%
Conover 64 8,263 65.4%
Cary 65 155,822 65.2%
Newton 66 12,999 65.2%
Clayton 67 18,553 65.2%
Carrboro 68 20,867 65.0%
Thomasville 69 27,178 64.5%
Wendell 70 6,298 64.1%
Rolesville 71 5,583 63.9%
Concord 72 85,753 62.7%
Kannapolis 73 45,685 62.2%
Eden 74 15,434 61.6%
Havelock 75 20,630 61.3%
Asheboro 76 25,978 60.0%
Winterville 77 9,484 59.6%
Lincolnton 78 10,593 59.2%
Graham 79 14,506 59.0%
Gastonia 80 73,877 58.8%
Angier 81 5,079 58.7%
Rockingham 82 9,289 58.6%
Jacksonville 83 68,404 58.0%
Roanoke Rapids 84 15,454 57.5%
Hillsborough 85 6,428 56.7%
Forest City 86 7,356 56.5%
Pineville 87 8,244 56.3%
Mocksville 88 5,140 55.5%
Nashville 89 5,521 54.8%
Shelby 90 20,259 53.8%
Raleigh 91 441,326 53.6%
New Bern 92 30,075 53.5%
Hope Mills 93 16,189 53.2%
Garner 94 27,625 53.0%
Reidsville 95 14,107 52.9%
Greenville 96 89,745 51.4%
Smithfield 97 11,746 50.8%
Butner 98 7,692 49.7%
Statesville 99 25,731 48.9%
Dunn 100 9,762 48.9%

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