The 10 Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Ohio.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Ohio for 2021:

  1. Wellston
  2. Canal Fulton
  3. Columbiana
  4. Harrison
  5. Vermilion
  6. Huron
  7. Logan
  8. Shelby
  9. New Franklin
  10. Toronto

What is the whitest city in Ohio for 2021? According to the most recent census data Wellston ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Ohio reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2021

1. Wellston

Wellston, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,520
% White: 99.31%
More on Wellston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Canal Fulton

Canal Fulton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,409
% White: 98.13%
More on Canal Fulton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Columbiana

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,247
% White: 97.44%
More on Columbiana: Real Estate | Data

4. Harrison

Harrison, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,006
% White: 97.13%
More on Harrison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Vermilion

Vermilion, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,479
% White: 96.99%
More on Vermilion: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Huron

Huron, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,921
% White: 96.85%
More on Huron: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Logan

Logan, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,836
% White: 96.62%
More on Logan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Shelby

Shelby, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,866
% White: 96.55%
More on Shelby: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. New Franklin

New Franklin, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,150
% White: 96.51%
More on New Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Toronto

Toronto, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,280
% White: 96.14%
More on Toronto: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Ohio for 2021

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 244 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 99.3% to 3.9%.

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. You can download the data here.

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.

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 99.31% 5,520
2 Canal Fulton 98.13% 5,409
3 Columbiana 97.44% 6,247
4 Harrison 97.13% 12,006
5 Vermilion 96.99% 10,479
6 Huron 96.85% 6,921
7 Logan 96.62% 6,836
8 Shelby 96.55% 8,866
9 New Franklin 96.51% 14,150
10 Toronto 96.14% 5,280
11 Kenton 96.08% 8,284
12 Galion 96.04% 10,074
13 Brookville 95.78% 5,919
14 Louisville 95.73% 9,340
15 Bucyrus 95.66% 11,853
16 Greenville 95.35% 12,766
17 Wadsworth 95.31% 23,426
18 Chardon 95.22% 5,167
19 Rittman 95.16% 6,503
20 Kirtland 94.94% 6,822
21 Rossford 94.94% 6,539
22 St. Marys 94.82% 8,202
23 Bellevue 94.7% 7,937
24 Trenton 94.67% 12,901
25 Norton 94.66% 12,018
26 Bellbrook 94.51% 7,212
27 Mentor 94.49% 47,096
28 Circleville 94.48% 13,928
29 Olmsted Falls 94.45% 8,883
30 Mount Vernon 94.26% 16,667
31 Union 94.25% 6,628
32 Independence 94.11% 7,169
33 Grandview Heights 94.08% 7,895
34 Upper Sandusky 94.0% 6,696
35 Green 93.85% 25,760
36 Tipp City 93.82% 9,969
37 Ashland 93.81% 20,390
38 Eaton 93.8% 8,183
39 Coshocton 93.78% 11,063
40 Bryan 93.77% 8,251
41 Uhrichsville 93.31% 5,348
42 Cortland 93.29% 6,836
43 Bay Village 93.23% 15,325
44 Delphos 93.22% 7,020
45 Oakwood 93.11% 8,982
46 Avon Lake 93.0% 24,030
47 Seven Hills 92.97% 11,638
48 Canfield 92.94% 7,277
49 Ironton 92.93% 10,599
50 Salem 92.87% 11,774
51 Rocky River 92.74% 20,198
52 St. Clairsville 92.55% 5,072
53 Franklin 92.42% 11,705
54 Wapakoneta 92.4% 9,683
55 Marietta 92.3% 13,588
56 Miamisburg 92.14% 19,993
57 Hubbard 92.07% 7,525
58 Munroe Falls 92.01% 5,057
59 Lancaster 91.97% 40,159
60 Cambridge 91.95% 10,360
61 Milford 91.93% 6,878
62 Tallmadge 91.85% 17,589
63 Springboro 91.82% 18,196
64 Hillsboro 91.78% 6,534
65 Willowick 91.76% 14,133
66 Willoughby 91.62% 22,869
67 Van Wert 91.5% 11,045
68 Aurora 91.49% 16,026
69 Ontario 91.41% 6,076
70 Mentor-On-The-Lake 91.23% 7,391
71 Maumee 91.16% 13,797
72 Brunswick 91.13% 34,781
73 North Canton 91.06% 17,277
74 Washington Court House 90.92% 14,114
75 Medina 90.92% 26,095
76 Jackson 90.9% 6,239
77 London 90.87% 10,193
78 Vandalia 90.81% 15,045
79 North Royalton 90.76% 30,252
80 Belpre 90.72% 6,421
81 Girard 90.7% 9,368
82 Stow 90.65% 34,776
83 Newark 90.58% 49,470
84 Piqua 90.53% 21,028
85 Struthers 90.5% 10,242
86 Worthington 90.47% 14,621
87 Grove City 90.4% 40,797
88 Madeira 90.37% 9,147
89 Hudson 90.36% 22,263
90 Celina 90.08% 10,386
91 Brecksville 89.99% 13,537
92 Niles 89.86% 18,468
93 Bellefontaine 89.77% 13,574
94 Fairview Park 89.76% 16,303
95 Eastlake 89.71% 18,156
96 Loveland 89.67% 13,485
97 Tiffin 89.6% 17,577
98 North Ridgeville 89.3% 33,427
99 Lebanon 89.19% 20,642
100 Dover 89.02% 12,774

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