The 10 Whitest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Pennsylvania are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Pennsylvania.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Pennsylvania for 2021:

  1. Blakely
  2. Palmerton
  3. Clearfield
  4. St. Marys
  5. Economy
  6. Tyrone
  7. Ellwood City
  8. Swoyersville
  9. Mount Carmel
  10. DuBois

What is the whitest city in Pennsylvania for 2021? According to the most recent census data Blakely ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Pennsylvania For 2021

1. Blakely

Blakely, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,258
% White: 99.6%
More on Blakely: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Palmerton

Palmerton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,313
% White: 99.4%
More on Palmerton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Clearfield

Clearfield, PA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,921
% White: 98.26%
More on Clearfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. St. Marys

St. Marys, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,429
% White: 98.0%
More on St. Marys: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Economy

Economy, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,182
% White: 97.69%
More on Economy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Tyrone

Tyrone, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,217
% White: 97.64%
More on Tyrone: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Ellwood City

Ellwood City, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,679
% White: 97.38%
More on Ellwood City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Swoyersville

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,017
% White: 97.21%
More on Swoyersville: Real Estate | Data

9. Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, PA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,667
% White: 97.12%
More on Mount Carmel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Dubois

Dubois, PA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,462
% White: 97.09%
More on Dubois: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Pennsylvania for 2021

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Pennsylvania.

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 185 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 99.6% to 6.9%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Blakely took the distinction of being the most White, while Yeadon was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Pennsylvania according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Pennsylvania:

  1. Yeadon
  2. Darby
  3. Chester

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Pennsylvania

Rank City % White Population
1 Blakely 99.6% 6,258
2 Palmerton 99.4% 5,313
3 Clearfield 98.26% 5,921
4 St. Marys 98.0% 12,429
5 Economy 97.69% 9,182
6 Tyrone 97.64% 5,217
7 Ellwood City 97.38% 7,679
8 Swoyersville 97.21% 5,017
9 Mount Carmel 97.12% 5,667
10 Dubois 97.09% 7,462
11 Lower Burrell 96.84% 11,229
12 Hollidaysburg 96.83% 5,701
13 Punxsutawney 96.81% 5,770
14 Sugarcreek 96.67% 5,014
15 Schuylkill Haven 96.2% 5,178
16 Bangor 95.99% 5,208
17 Titusville 95.93% 5,264
18 Warren 95.9% 9,191
19 Oil City 95.75% 9,846
20 Greenville 95.42% 5,459
21 Oakmont 94.48% 6,480
22 Somerset 94.45% 5,942
23 Jefferson Hills 94.29% 11,200
24 White Oak 94.27% 7,540
25 Franklin 94.08% 6,148
26 West View 93.99% 6,601
27 Exeter 93.58% 5,549
28 Archbald 93.57% 6,988
29 Pleasant Hills 93.57% 8,113
30 Bradford 93.27% 8,355
31 Old Forge 93.2% 7,965
32 Perkasie 93.19% 8,550
33 Grove City 93.13% 7,945
34 Dickson City 92.69% 5,802
35 Birdsboro 92.69% 5,131
36 Plum 92.49% 27,195
37 Lititz 92.34% 9,335
38 Bellefonte 91.74% 6,282
39 Lock Haven 91.45% 9,247
40 Ridley Park 91.32% 7,048
41 Huntingdon 91.3% 6,977
42 Tamaqua 91.2% 6,731
43 Conshohocken 91.11% 8,029
44 Lewi 91.07% 8,194
45 Corry 91.06% 6,332
46 Red Lion 91.02% 6,322
47 Altoona 91.0% 43,987
48 South Williamsport 90.94% 6,150
49 Doyle 90.89% 8,286
50 Pottsville 90.83% 13,648
51 Hermitage 90.79% 15,693
52 Berwick 90.67% 10,073
53 Sayre 90.57% 5,450
54 New Cumberland 90.45% 7,309
55 Lehighton 90.38% 5,304
56 Nazareth 90.35% 5,699
57 Moosic 90.34% 5,767
58 Crafton 90.25% 5,838
59 Clarion 90.2% 5,580
60 Dormont 89.9% 8,373
61 Prospect Park 89.87% 6,483
62 Monaca 89.75% 5,521
63 Taylor 89.67% 5,965
64 Connellsville 89.42% 7,411
65 Brookhaven 89.34% 8,038
66 Dunmore 89.31% 13,111
67 Edinboro 89.26% 5,794
68 Elizabet 89.11% 11,469
69 Greensburg 88.82% 14,290
70 Sunbury 88.72% 9,480
71 Waynesboro 88.66% 10,860
72 Milton 88.41% 6,697
73 Fox Chapel 88.15% 5,121
74 Mechanicsburg 88.12% 9,006
75 Butler 88.08% 13,092
76 Bloomsburg 88.0% 14,085
77 Shamokin 87.97% 7,051
78 Lewisburg 87.73% 5,723
79 Kingston 87.44% 12,873
80 Castle Shannon 87.39% 8,213
81 Carbondale 87.33% 8,471
82 Hanover 87.25% 15,609
83 Ephrata 86.93% 13,810
84 Norwood 86.78% 5,893
85 Nanticoke 86.58% 10,304
86 West Mifflin 86.51% 19,834
87 Pittston 86.35% 7,765
88 Canonsburg 86.22% 8,844
89 Meadville 86.19% 12,864
90 California 86.15% 6,347
91 Helle 86.01% 5,831
92 Brentwood 85.85% 9,386
93 Indiana 85.11% 13,346
94 Quake 85.02% 8,827
95 Emmaus 85.01% 11,391
96 Olyphant 84.91% 5,064
97 Plymouth 84.88% 5,820
98 Glenolden 84.69% 7,161
99 Media 84.69% 5,487
100 Shippensburg 84.6% 5,663

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About Chris Kolmar

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