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.
- Wellston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- New Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Harrison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Columbiana (Homes For Sale)
- Cortland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bellevue (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Brookville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Bellbrook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Shelby (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Tipp City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Warrensville Heights is the least white city of all those we measured.
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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*
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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:
- Warrensville Heights
- East Cleveland
- Bedford Heights
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Ohio
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