These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Ohio 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 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 2018:

  1. Columbiana (Jobs)
  2. Kirtland (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Cortland (Jobs)
  4. Harrison (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Brookville (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Wellston (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Union (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Uhrichsville (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Tipp City (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Bellbrook (Photos | Jobs)

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.

How we determined the whitest places in Ohio for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Ohio 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 254 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 254 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 Ohio.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Columbiana.

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 Ohio.

1. Columbiana


Population: 6,463
Percent White: 98.0%
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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.

2. Kirtland

Kirtland, Ohio

Population: 6,802
Percent White: 97.9%
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3. Cortland


Population: 6,974
Percent White: 97.3%
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4. Harrison

Harrison, Ohio

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Population: 10,522
Percent White: 97.3%
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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.

5. Brookville

Brookville, Ohio

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Population: 5,993
Percent White: 97.3%
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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.

6. Wellston

Wellston, Ohio

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Population: 5,595
Percent White: 97.2%
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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.

7. Union

Union, Ohio

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Population: 6,569
Percent White: 97.2%
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8. Uhrichsville

Uhrichsville, Ohio

Population: 5,399
Percent White: 97.0%
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Uhrichsville is a city in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 5,413 at the 2010 census. Claymont City School District is the major education provider for the city of Uhrichsville and for the village of Dennison, Ohio. The Twin cities is a nickname used to describe Uhrichsville and Dennison because they are adjacent and similar.

9. Tipp City

Tipp City, Ohio

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Population: 9,834
Percent White: 97.0%
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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.

10. Bellbrook

Bellbrook, Ohio

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Population: 7,082
Percent White: 97.0%
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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.

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Ohio

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 Ohio.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Ohio for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Columbiana 6,463 98.0%
2
Kirtland 6,802 97.9%
3
Cortland 6,974 97.3%
4
Harrison 10,522 97.3%
5
Brookville 5,993 97.3%
6
Wellston 5,595 97.2%
7
Union 6,569 97.2%
8
Uhrichsville 5,399 97.0%
9
Tipp City 9,834 97.0%
10
Bellbrook 7,082 97.0%
11
Carlisle 5,125 96.9%
12
Germantown 5,503 96.8%
13
Rittman 6,528 96.7%
14
Logan 7,205 96.7%
15
Shelby 8,751 96.6%
16
New Franklin 14,195 96.3%
17
Galion 10,245 96.3%
18
Norton 12,044 96.2%
19
Independence 7,115 96.1%
20
Mentor 46,896 95.9%
21
Bellevue 8,059 95.9%
22
Kenton 7,719 95.8%
23
Bucyrus 12,011 95.8%
24
Amelia 5,132 95.8%
25
Olmsted Falls 8,889 95.7%
26
Greenville 12,979 95.6%
27
Hubbard 7,686 95.6%
28
Louisville 9,318 95.5%
29
Huron 7,038 95.5%
30
Oakwood 9,077 95.5%
31
Vermilion 10,491 95.5%
32
Canal Fulton 5,464 95.4%
33
Eaton 8,274 95.4%
34
Brecksville 13,470 95.3%
35
Wapakoneta 9,786 95.1%
36
Wadsworth 22,578 95.1%
37
Mount Vernon 16,777 95.1%
38
Upper Sandusky 6,917 94.9%
39
Seven Hills 11,697 94.6%
40
St. Marys 8,169 94.6%
41
Ashland 20,419 94.6%
42
Struthers 10,445 94.4%
43
North Canton 17,422 94.4%
44
Munroe Falls 5,055 94.3%
45
Bay Village 15,414 94.2%
46
Brunswick 34,578 94.2%
47
Jackson 6,346 94.2%
48
Rossford 6,514 93.8%
49
Bryan 8,480 93.8%
50
Rocky River 20,211 93.7%
51
Franklin 11,802 93.6%
52
Lancaster 39,483 93.6%
53
Coshocton 11,190 93.6%
54
Loveland 12,641 93.6%
55
Salem 12,071 93.5%
56
Toronto 5,087 93.2%
57
Avon Lake 23,221 93.1%
58
Trenton 12,477 93.0%
59
Mentor-On-The-Lake 7,404 92.9%
60
Green 25,713 92.8%
61
Amherst 12,058 92.8%
62
Circleville 13,761 92.8%
63
Washington Court House 14,115 92.6%
64
Marietta 13,912 92.6%
65
Delphos 7,216 92.6%
66
Belpre 6,450 92.5%
67
Worthington 14,155 92.3%
68
Willowick 14,131 92.2%
69
Grandview Heights 7,191 92.1%
70
Newark 48,477 92.1%
71
Celina 10,349 92.0%
72
Cambridge 10,495 91.9%
73
Canfield 7,376 91.9%
74
Grove City 38,374 91.8%
75
North Royalton 30,302 91.7%
76
Clyde 6,282 91.7%
77
Tallmadge 17,488 91.7%
78
Stow 34,746 91.7%
79
Eastlake 18,342 91.6%
80
Chardon 5,194 91.6%
81
Miamisburg 20,069 91.5%
82
Niles 18,877 91.4%
83
Maumee 14,018 91.4%
84
Sylvania 18,882 91.4%
85
Waterville 5,496 91.3%
86
Wellington 5,063 91.2%
87
Madeira 8,924 91.2%
88
St. Clairsville 5,117 91.0%
89
Van Wert 10,738 90.9%
90
Medina 26,445 90.9%
91
Fairview Park 16,473 90.8%
92
Hillsboro 6,572 90.8%
93
Nelsonville 5,249 90.7%
94
Tiffin 17,701 90.7%
95
Hudson 22,282 90.7%
96
Willoughby 22,495 90.5%
97
North Ridgeville 31,832 90.4%
98
Girard 9,615 90.1%
99
Wickliffe 12,718 90.1%
100
Cuyahoga Falls 49,353 90.1%

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