These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

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 Keystone State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Pennsylvania for 2018:

  1. Bangor (Photos)
  2. Clearfield (Photos)
  3. St. Marys (Photos)
  4. Clarks Summit (Photos)
  5. Economy (Photos)
  6. Swoyersville
  7. Tyrone (Photos)
  8. Schuylkill Haven (Photos)
  9. Lower Burrell
  10. Sayre (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Yeadon 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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How we determined the whitest places in Pennsylvania for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania 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 194 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 194 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 Pennsylvania.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Bangor.

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 Pennsylvania.

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1. Bangor

Bangor, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,198
Percent White: 98.4%

2. Clearfield

Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,058
Percent White: 97.6%

3. St. Marys

St. Marys, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,748
Percent White: 97.5%

4. Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,041
Percent White: 97.5%

5. Economy

Economy, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,240
Percent White: 97.4%

6. Swoyersville


Population: 5,000
Percent White: 97.3%

7. Tyrone

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,382
Percent White: 97.1%

8. Schuylkill Haven

Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,289
Percent White: 97.0%

9. Lower Burrell


Population: 11,527
Percent White: 96.8%

10. Sayre

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,467
Percent White: 96.8%

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

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 Pennsylvania.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Pennsylvania for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Bangor 1 5,198 98.4%
Clearfield 2 6,058 97.6%
St. Marys 3 12,748 97.5%
Clarks Summit 4 5,041 97.5%
Economy 5 9,240 97.4%
Swoyersville 6 5,000 97.3%
Tyrone 7 5,382 97.1%
Schuylkill Haven 8 5,289 97.0%
Lower Burrell 9 11,527 96.8%
Sayre 10 5,467 96.8%
Moosic 11 5,731 96.6%
Somerset 12 6,102 96.6%
Ellwood City 13 7,915 96.3%
Blakely 14 6,430 96.2%
Bradford 15 8,540 96.2%
Warren 16 9,407 96.2%
Greenville 17 5,794 96.0%
Punxsutawney 18 5,883 96.0%
Oil City 19 10,207 96.0%
Bellefonte 20 6,287 95.8%
Oakmont 21 6,420 95.8%
Old Forge 22 8,172 95.7%
West View 23 6,704 95.6%
Sugarcreek 24 5,155 95.6%
Grove City 25 8,170 95.5%
Pittston 26 7,668 95.5%
Nazareth 27 5,703 95.5%
Jefferson Hills 28 11,214 95.4%
Pleasant Hills 29 8,271 95.4%
Mount Carmel 30 5,773 95.3%
Hollidaysburg 31 5,790 95.3%
Ridley Park 32 7,032 95.2%
Titusville 33 5,418 95.2%
Dubois 34 7,637 95.1%
Shamokin 35 7,202 94.9%
Monaca 36 5,678 94.8%
South Williamsport 37 6,328 94.8%
Perkasie 38 8,495 94.7%
Franklin 39 6,340 94.5%
Bridgeville 40 5,117 94.4%
Plum 41 27,474 94.3%
Tamaqua 42 6,901 94.2%
White Oak 44 7,803 94.1%
Birdsboro 45 5,145 94.0%
Nanticoke 46 10,302 94.0%
Dunmore 47 13,627 93.9%
Corry 48 6,467 93.7%
Dickson City 49 5,970 93.7%
Lehighton 50 5,360 93.6%
Dormont 51 8,491 93.5%
Brookhaven 53 8,056 93.2%
Mechanicsburg 54 8,989 93.0%
Huntingdon 55 7,042 92.9%
New Cumberland 56 7,290 92.9%
Lititz 57 9,209 92.8%
Altoona 58 45,209 92.8%
Carbondale 59 8,707 92.7%
Clarion 60 5,073 92.4%
Hermitage 61 16,077 92.3%
Exeter 62 5,605 92.3%
Lock Haven 63 9,725 92.2%
Lewi 64 8,300 92.1%
Butler 65 13,399 92.1%
Red Lion 66 6,318 92.0%
Palmerton 67 5,330 91.9%
Doyle 68 8,305 91.5%
Ephrata 69 13,714 91.4%
Kut 70 5,023 91.3%
Sunbury 71 9,705 90.6%
Plymouth 72 5,865 90.5%
Helle 73 5,837 90.5%
Connellsville 74 7,516 90.4%
Emmaus 75 11,363 90.3%
Berwick 76 10,276 90.3%
Elizabet 77 11,598 90.2%
Conshohocken 78 7,916 90.0%
Pottsville 79 13,955 90.0%
Vandergrift 80 5,063 90.0%
Archbald 81 7,036 89.9%
Selinsgrove 82 5,810 89.9%
Norwood 83 5,900 89.7%
Castle Shannon 84 8,288 89.4%
Bloomsburg 85 14,619 89.0%
California 86 6,564 89.0%
Jeannette 87 9,395 88.7%
Waynesboro 88 10,764 88.7%
Milton 89 6,968 88.6%
Baldwin 90 19,794 88.6%
Meadville 91 13,134 88.4%
Prospect Park 92 6,467 87.7%
Whitehall 93 13,873 87.6%
Palmyra 94 7,481 87.4%
Olyphant 95 5,156 87.4%
Taylor 96 6,136 87.4%
Brentwood 97 9,550 87.2%
Crafton 98 5,899 87.0%
Fox Chapel 99 5,392 86.9%
Indiana 100 14,002 86.9%

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