These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Ohio In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Ohio 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 Ohio.

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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 Ohio?

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 Buckeye State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Ohio for 2019.

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

  1. Wellston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. New Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Harrison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Columbiana (Homes For Sale)
  5. Cortland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Brookville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Bellbrook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Shelby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Tipp City (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Warrensville Heights 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 Ohio for 2019

In order to rank the whitest places in Ohio, 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 Ohio.

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 247 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.5% to 5.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Wellston took the distinction of being the most White, while Warrensville Heights was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Ohio 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.

Wellston, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,560
% White: 98.45%
More on Wellston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wellston is a city in Jackson County, Ohio, United States, in the southeastern part of the state. The population was 5,663 at the 2010 census.

New Lexington, OH

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,049
% White: 98.3%
More on New Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrison, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,093
% White: 98.01%
More on Harrison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrison is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The city is located in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The population was 9,897 at the 2010 census and was estimated in 2016 to be 11,048.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,363
% White: 97.63%
More on Columbiana: Real Estate | Data

Columbiana is a city in Columbiana and Mahoning counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 6,384 at the 2010 census.

Cortland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,900
% White: 97.33%
More on Cortland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellevue, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,004
% White: 97.2%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookville, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,964
% White: 97.12%
More on Brookville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookville is a small city in northwestern Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,884 at the 2010 census, an increase from 5,289 in 2000. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Bellbrook, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,103
% White: 97.11%
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Bellbrook is a city in Greene County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,943 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Shelby, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,878
% White: 97.08%
More on Shelby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tipp City, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,857
% White: 97.08%
More on Tipp City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tipp City is a city in Miami County, Ohio, United States just outside Dayton. The population was 9,689 at the 2010 census. Formerly known as Tippecanoe, and then Tippecanoe City, this town was renamed to Tipp City in 1938 because another town in Ohio was likewise named Tippecanoe. The city lies in the Miami Valley and sits along Interstate 75 near the Interstate 70 interchange.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Ohio

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Ohio according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Ohio:

  1. Warrensville Heights
  2. East Cleveland
  3. Bedford Heights

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Ohio

Rank City % White Population
1 Wellston 98.45% 5,560
2 New Lexington 98.3% 5,049
3 Harrison 98.01% 11,093
4 Columbiana 97.63% 6,363
5 Cortland 97.33% 6,900
6 Bellevue 97.2% 8,004
7 Brookville 97.12% 5,964
8 Bellbrook 97.11% 7,103
9 Shelby 97.08% 8,878
10 Tipp City 97.08% 9,857
11 Huron 97.01% 6,988
12 Logan 96.84% 7,030
13 Rittman 96.71% 6,596
14 Union 96.66% 6,562
15 Canal Fulton 96.35% 5,457
16 Vermilion 96.19% 10,538
17 Norton 96.17% 12,038
18 Bucyrus 96.08% 11,950
19 Kirtland 96.0% 6,819
20 New Franklin 95.97% 14,180
21 Galion 95.89% 10,169
22 Eaton 95.86% 8,219
23 Independence 95.77% 7,132
24 Uhrichsville 95.73% 5,385
25 Mentor 95.37% 46,933
26 Mount Vernon 95.32% 16,681
27 Wadsworth 95.14% 22,843
28 Olmsted Falls 94.93% 8,907
29 Louisville 94.73% 9,332
30 Seven Hills 94.72% 11,694
31 Upper Sandusky 94.65% 6,828
32 Circleville 94.64% 13,780
33 Ashland 94.58% 20,348
34 Hubbard 94.44% 7,604
35 Greenville 94.35% 12,892
36 Kenton 94.23% 8,265
37 Rossford 94.23% 6,495
38 Trenton 94.1% 12,601
39 Munroe Falls 94.04% 5,065
40 St. Marys 94.02% 8,143
41 Bryan 93.9% 8,415
42 Bay Village 93.82% 15,426
43 Wapakoneta 93.81% 9,756
44 Salem 93.65% 11,939
45 Oakwood 93.55% 9,035
46 Lancaster 93.44% 39,732
47 Toronto 93.3% 5,131
48 Brecksville 93.26% 13,522
49 Avon Lake 93.22% 23,489
50 Struthers 93.18% 10,372
51 Delphos 93.15% 7,123
52 Green 92.96% 25,741
53 Rocky River 92.88% 20,273
54 Grandview Heights 92.73% 7,377
55 Coshocton 92.68% 11,062
56 Miamisburg 92.65% 20,042
57 Brunswick 92.64% 34,658
58 Chardon 92.61% 5,166
59 Washington Court House 92.57% 14,136
60 Marietta 92.5% 13,795
61 North Canton 92.37% 17,400
62 Cambridge 92.31% 10,491
63 Eastlake 92.28% 18,284
64 Jackson 92.23% 6,293
65 Mentor-On-The-Lake 92.2% 7,398
66 Newark 92.15% 48,640
67 Loveland 92.14% 12,884
68 Milford 92.09% 6,829
69 Worthington 91.91% 14,442
70 Franklin 91.71% 11,768
71 Celina 91.66% 10,300
72 Madeira 91.59% 8,993
73 Amherst 91.56% 12,086
74 Van Wert 91.35% 10,946
75 Willowick 91.21% 14,141
76 Medina 91.17% 26,348
77 Grove City 91.14% 39,266
78 Canfield 91.14% 7,334
79 Stow 91.13% 34,743
80 Lexington 90.9% 5,350
81 Clyde 90.79% 6,252
82 North Ridgeville 90.69% 32,443
83 Belpre 90.62% 6,409
84 North Royalton 90.53% 30,325
85 Tallmadge 90.49% 17,506
86 Cuyahoga Falls 90.43% 49,329
87 Maumee 90.4% 13,917
88 Monroe 90.39% 13,946
89 Dover 90.38% 12,826
90 Piqua 90.34% 20,793
91 Niles 90.33% 18,613
92 Tiffin 90.28% 17,638
93 Heath 90.27% 10,542
94 Wickliffe 90.15% 12,712
95 St. Clairsville 90.12% 5,092
96 Fairview Park 90.11% 16,432
97 Ravenna 90.04% 11,530
98 Lebanon 90.02% 20,500
99 Hudson 89.99% 22,250
100 Sylvania 89.94% 18,857

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