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 2020.
Here are the 10 whites places in Ohio for 2020:
- Wellston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Canal Fulton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Logan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Columbiana (Homes For Sale)
- New Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Harrison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Vermilion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- New Franklin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Brookville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Huron (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Warrensville Heights is the least white city of all those we measured.
For more Ohio reading, check out:
The 10 Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2020
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.
Canal Fulton is a city in Stark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 5,479 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area but serves equally as a suburb of Akron.
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,152 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hocking County. Logan is located in southeast Ohio, on the Hocking River 48 miles southeast of Columbus. The current mayor of Logan is Republican Greg Fraunfelter, who began a four-year term in January 2016.
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.
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.
Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, on Lake Erie. The population was 10,594 at the 2010 census. The current mayor is Eileen Bulan. The Lorain County portion of Vermilion is part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Erie County portion is part of the Sandusky Micropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
How we determined the whitest places in Ohio for 2020
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*
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 246 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 99.3% to 4.5%.
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:
- Warrensville Heights
- East Cleveland
- Bedford Heights
For more Ohio reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Ohio
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