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 Oklahoma?
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 Sooner State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Oklahoma for 2019.
- Noble (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Perry (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Mustang (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Blanchard (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Newcastle (Homes For Sale)
- Piedmont (Homes For Sale)
- Harrah (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Tuttle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Yukon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Choctaw (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Anadarko is the least white city of all those we measured.
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Oklahoma
- 10 Safest Places In Oklahoma
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Oklahoma
How we determined the whitest places in Oklahoma for 2019
In order to rank the whitest places in Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma.
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 73 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 87.7% to 31.7%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Noble took the distinction of being the most White, while Anadarko was the least White city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Oklahoma 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.
Noble is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 6,481 at the 2010 census. Noble is Cleveland County’s third-largest city behind Norman and Moore.
Perry is a city in, and county seat of, Noble County, Oklahoma, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,126, a 2.0 percent decrease from 5,230 at the 2000 census The city is arguably best known as the birthplace of Ditch Witch construction equipment.
Mustang is a growing city in the southeast corner of Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,395 at the 2010 census, a 32.2 percent increase from 13,156 at the 2000 census. The city is now primarily known as a bedroom community for Oklahoma City.
Blanchard is a city in McClain and Grady counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The population was 7,670 at the 2010 census, up from 2,816 at the 2000 census. Blanchard is part of a rapidly growing area of northern McClain and Grady counties known as the “Tri-City Area” with Newcastle and Tuttle.
Newcastle is a city in McClain County, Oklahoma, United States, and part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 7,685 at the 2010 census.
Piedmont is a city primarily in Canadian County, Oklahoma, though a small part of it is in Kingfisher County. It is a part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 5,720 at the 2010 census, a 56.7 percent increase from 3,650 at the 2000 census. Piedmont is a home rule city served by a council-manager government.
Harrah is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Located 25 miles east of downtown Oklahoma City, Harrah had a population of 5,095 people as of 2012.
Tuttle is a city in Grady County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 6,019 with the close of the 2010 census, seeing a 40.2% increase from 4,294 at the close of the 2000 census.
Yukon is a city in Canadian County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. The population was 22,709 at the 2010 census. Founded in the 1890s, the town was named in reference to a gold rush in Yukon Territory, Canada, at the time. Historically, Yukon served as an urban center for area farmers and the site of a large milling operation. It is now considered primarily a bedroom community for people who work in Oklahoma City.
Choctaw is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. It is the oldest chartered town in Oklahoma. The city is located approximately 10 miles east of Oklahoma City and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
There You Have It – White Populations Across Oklahoma
Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Oklahoma according to the most recent data.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Oklahoma:
For more Oklahoma reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Oklahoma