Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Ohio for 2020:

  1. Wellston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Canal Fulton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Logan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Columbiana (Homes For Sale)
  5. New Lexington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Harrison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Vermilion (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. New Franklin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Brookville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Huron (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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Ohio For 2020

Wellston, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,540
% White: 99.26%
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.

Canal Fulton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,464
% White: 98.41%
More on Canal Fulton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,846
% White: 98.2%
More on Logan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,293
% White: 98.19%
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.

New Lexington, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,189
% White: 97.55%
More on New Lexington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrison, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,521
% White: 96.94%
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.

Vermilion, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,226
% White: 96.68%
More on Vermilion: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

New Franklin, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 14,178
% White: 96.61%
More on New Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookville, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,813
% White: 96.61%
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.

Huron, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,958
% White: 96.51%
More on Huron: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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*
* 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 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:

  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 99.26% 5,540
2 Canal Fulton 98.41% 5,464
3 Logan 98.2% 6,846
4 Columbiana 98.19% 6,293
5 New Lexington 97.55% 5,189
6 Harrison 96.94% 11,521
7 Vermilion 96.68% 10,226
8 New Franklin 96.61% 14,178
9 Brookville 96.61% 5,813
10 Huron 96.51% 6,958
11 Tipp City 96.45% 9,912
12 Shelby 96.3% 8,809
13 Bucyrus 96.22% 11,906
14 Olmsted Falls 95.96% 8,912
15 Kenton 95.9% 8,296
16 Union 95.82% 6,555
17 Galion 95.82% 10,089
18 Rossford 95.67% 6,507
19 Bellbrook 95.55% 7,174
20 Greenville 95.38% 12,824
21 Cortland 95.35% 6,889
22 Kirtland 95.31% 6,818
23 Louisville 95.3% 9,317
24 Norton 95.29% 12,047
25 Bellevue 95.28% 7,987
26 Circleville 95.26% 13,853
27 Independence 95.25% 7,156
28 Munroe Falls 95.12% 5,065
29 Mount Vernon 95.06% 16,669
30 Eaton 94.98% 8,195
31 Mentor 94.98% 47,062
32 Rittman 94.91% 6,541
33 Bryan 94.86% 8,285
34 St. Marys 94.68% 8,145
35 Chardon 94.45% 5,171
36 Wadsworth 94.39% 23,155
37 Avon Lake 94.35% 23,777
38 Ashland 94.32% 20,396
39 Oakwood 94.31% 9,030
40 Trenton 94.27% 12,755
41 Hubbard 94.16% 7,564
42 Upper Sandusky 94.1% 6,757
43 Green 93.77% 25,758
44 Toronto 93.71% 5,298
45 Bay Village 93.58% 15,391
46 Canfield 93.53% 7,295
47 Uhrichsville 93.46% 5,370
48 Delphos 93.34% 7,044
49 Coshocton 93.33% 11,067
50 Rocky River 93.17% 20,310
51 Wapakoneta 93.0% 9,732
52 Lancaster 92.77% 39,942
53 Grandview Heights 92.61% 7,681
54 Marietta 92.59% 13,718
55 Cambridge 92.49% 10,432
56 Springboro 92.36% 18,042
57 Seven Hills 92.34% 11,690
58 Medina 92.23% 26,220
59 Geneva 92.19% 5,989
60 Brecksville 92.12% 13,538
61 Franklin 92.07% 11,734
62 Jackson 91.98% 6,274
63 Milford 91.79% 6,861
64 Brunswick 91.78% 34,733
65 Miamisburg 91.77% 19,974
66 Washington Court House 91.71% 14,135
67 Mentor-On-The-Lake 91.63% 7,410
68 Ontario 91.51% 6,100
69 Salem 91.5% 11,870
70 Loveland 91.39% 13,082
71 Vandalia 91.35% 15,080
72 Willowick 91.3% 14,160
73 Van Wert 91.25% 11,077
74 Hillsboro 91.09% 6,520
75 Maumee 91.07% 13,857
76 Struthers 91.06% 10,325
77 Newark 90.91% 49,070
78 Madeira 90.82% 9,091
79 Ironton 90.8% 10,912
80 Stow 90.78% 34,796
81 Tallmadge 90.78% 17,581
82 Aurora 90.67% 15,941
83 Grove City 90.66% 40,171
84 Eastlake 90.63% 18,229
85 Celina 90.56% 10,288
86 Dover 90.55% 12,811
87 Worthington 90.4% 14,705
88 Willoughby 90.35% 22,770
89 North Royalton 90.27% 30,322
90 Amherst 90.27% 12,097
91 Girard 90.23% 9,465
92 Fairview Park 90.23% 16,400
93 Wickliffe 90.03% 12,733
94 Clyde 89.89% 6,213
95 Piqua 89.88% 20,941
96 Belpre 89.74% 6,422
97 London 89.69% 10,139
98 Kettering 89.6% 55,405
99 Lexington 89.59% 5,073
100 Niles 89.57% 18,606

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