The 10 Whitest Cities In Rhode Island For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island?

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 Ocean State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Rhode Island for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Rhode Island for 2021:

  1. Warwick
  2. East Providence
  3. Newport
  4. Cranston
  5. Woonsocket
  6. Pawtucket
  7. Providence
  8. Central Falls

What is the whitest city in Rhode Island for 2021? According to the most recent census data Warwick ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Central Falls 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 Rhode Island For 2021

1. Warwick

Warwick, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 80,993
% White: 87.69%
More on Warwick: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. East Providence

East Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 47,483
% White: 78.95%
More on East Providence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Newport

Newport, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,663
% White: 77.22%
More on Newport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Cranston

Cranston, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 81,254
% White: 69.44%
More on Cranston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Woonsocket

Woonsocket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 41,603
% White: 62.48%
More on Woonsocket: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Pawtucket

Pawtucket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 71,844
% White: 48.17%
More on Pawtucket: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Providence

Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 179,494
% White: 33.07%
More on Providence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Central Falls

Central Falls, RI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 19,429
% White: 19.82%
More on Central Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Rhode Island for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island.

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 19,000 people. That left us with 8 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 87.7% to 19.8%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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

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

  1. Central Falls
  2. Providence
  3. Pawtucket

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Rhode Island

Rank City % White Population
1 Warwick 87.69% 80,993
2 East Providence 78.95% 47,483
3 Newport 77.22% 24,663
4 Cranston 69.44% 81,254
5 Woonsocket 62.48% 41,603
6 Pawtucket 48.17% 71,844
7 Providence 33.07% 179,494
8 Central Falls 19.82% 19,429

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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