These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In North Dakota For 2018


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

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 Peace Garden State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 1,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in North Dakota for 2018:

  1. Harvey
  2. Beulah
  3. Casselton
  4. Washburn
  5. Crosby
  6. Cooperstown
  7. Rugby
  8. Velva
  9. Horace
  10. Thompson

If you’re wondering, New Town 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 Dakota for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in North Dakota, 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 Dakota 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 50 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 1,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 50 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 Dakota.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Harvey.

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 Dakota.

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1. Harvey


Population: 1,923
Percent White: 97.2%

2. Beulah

Beulah, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,328
Percent White: 97.1%

3. Casselton


Population: 2,500
Percent White: 96.5%

4. Washburn


Population: 1,464
Percent White: 96.4%

5. Crosby


Population: 1,000
Percent White: 96.3%

6. Cooperstown


Population: 1,164
Percent White: 96.1%

7. Rugby

Rugby, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,092
Percent White: 96.0%

8. Velva


Population: 1,157
Percent White: 95.7%

9. Horace

Horace, North Dakota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,559
Percent White: 95.7%

10. Thompson


Population: 1,196
Percent White: 95.7%

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

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 Dakota.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In North Dakota for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Harvey 1 1,923 97.2%
Beulah 2 3,328 97.1%
Casselton 3 2,500 96.5%
Washburn 4 1,464 96.4%
Crosby 5 1,000 96.3%
Cooperstown 6 1,164 96.1%
Rugby 7 3,092 96.0%
Velva 8 1,157 95.7%
Horace 9 2,559 95.7%
Thompson 10 1,196 95.7%
Lincoln 11 3,311 95.7%
Langdon 12 1,929 95.2%
Carrington 13 1,980 94.7%
Garrison 14 1,465 93.3%
Lisbon 15 2,091 93.1%
Valley City 16 6,615 92.4%
Oakes 17 2,043 91.9%
Mayville 18 1,820 91.6%
West Fargo 19 31,557 91.5%
Jamestown 20 15,441 91.4%
Hazen 21 2,653 91.1%
Ellendale 22 1,432 91.1%
Bowman 23 1,717 90.9%
Park River 24 1,420 90.6%
New Rockford 25 1,466 90.1%
Cavalier 26 1,204 90.0%
Mandan 27 20,613 89.8%
Watford City 28 4,596 89.6%
Bismarck 29 68,981 89.5%
Hillsboro 30 1,643 88.9%
Wahpeton 31 7,844 88.3%
Hettinger 32 1,140 88.1%
Tioga 33 1,126 87.3%
Surrey 34 1,079 86.9%
Burlington 35 1,235 86.9%
Dickinson 36 21,985 86.7%
Stanley 37 2,328 86.1%
Fargo 38 115,950 85.5%
Minot 39 47,338 85.5%
Bottineau 40 2,340 85.3%
Grand Forks 41 55,831 85.1%
Williston 42 23,902 84.5%
Cando 43 1,117 81.8%
Larimore 44 1,425 81.1%
Grafton 45 4,287 80.6%
Devils Lake 46 7,299 80.3%
Walhalla 47 1,033 79.9%
Rolla 48 1,388 45.5%
Parshall 49 1,125 33.1%
New Town 50 2,403 18.6%

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