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 (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Beulah (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Casselton (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Washburn (Jobs)
  5. Crosby (Jobs)
  6. Cooperstown (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Rugby (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Velva (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Horace (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Thompson (Photos | Jobs)

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.

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.

1. Harvey

Harvey, North Dakota

Population: 1,923
Percent White: 97.2%
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2. Beulah

Beulah, North Dakota

Population: 3,328
Percent White: 97.1%
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3. Casselton

Casselton, North Dakota

Population: 2,500
Percent White: 96.5%
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4. Washburn


Population: 1,464
Percent White: 96.4%
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5. Crosby


Population: 1,000
Percent White: 96.3%
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6. Cooperstown

Cooperstown, North Dakota

Population: 1,164
Percent White: 96.1%
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7. Rugby

Rugby, North Dakota

Population: 3,092
Percent White: 96.0%
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8. Velva

Velva, North Dakota

Population: 1,157
Percent White: 95.7%
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9. Horace

Horace, North Dakota

Population: 2,559
Percent White: 95.7%
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10. Thompson

Thompson, North Dakota

Population: 1,196
Percent White: 95.7%
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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

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

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