These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In South Carolina For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in South Carolina 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 South Carolina?

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 Palmetto State.

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

  1. North Myrtle Beach (Photos)
  2. Tega Cay
  3. Mount Pleasant (Photos)
  4. James Island
  5. Easley
  6. Clemson (Photos)
  7. Hilton Head Island (Photos)
  8. Clover
  9. Lexington (Photos)
  10. Forest Acres

If you’re wondering, Marion 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 South Carolina for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in South Carolina, 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 South Carolina 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 62 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 62 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 South Carolina.’ We’re lookin’ at you, North Myrtle Beach.

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 South Carolina.

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1. North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,201
Percent White: 91.0%

2. Tega Cay

Tega Cay, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,026
Percent White: 90.1%

3. Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 77,907
Percent White: 88.2%

4. James Island

James Island, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,844
Percent White: 81.9%

5. Easley


Population: 20,464
Percent White: 79.4%

6. Clemson

Clemson, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,008
Percent White: 78.8%

7. Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,651
Percent White: 77.2%

8. Clover


Population: 5,593
Percent White: 75.5%

9. Lexington

Lexington, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,315
Percent White: 75.4%

10. Forest Acres

Forest Acres, South Carolina

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,571
Percent White: 74.1%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In South Carolina

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 South Carolina.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In South Carolina for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
North Myrtle Beach 1 15,201 91.0%
Tega Cay 2 9,026 90.1%
Mount Pleasant 3 77,907 88.2%
James Island 4 11,844 81.9%
Easley 5 20,464 79.4%
Clemson 6 15,008 78.8%
Hilton Head Island 7 39,651 77.2%
Clover 8 5,593 75.5%
Lexington 9 20,315 75.4%
Forest Acres 10 10,571 74.1%
Fort Mill 11 13,181 72.1%
North Augusta 12 22,310 71.8%
Summerville 13 47,919 71.2%
Charleston 14 129,888 70.9%
Cayce 15 13,684 69.4%
Hanahan 16 20,710 69.2%
Myrtle Beach 17 30,106 68.9%
Moncks Corner 18 9,300 68.3%
Simpsonville 19 20,183 67.9%
Bluffton 20 15,765 67.1%
Goose Creek 21 40,553 65.7%
Greenville 22 62,776 64.3%
Seneca 23 8,228 64.2%
Aiken 24 30,403 64.2%
Central 25 5,187 63.8%
Camden 26 7,017 63.8%
West Columbia 27 15,947 62.9%
Port Royal 28 11,891 62.7%
Mauldin 29 24,723 61.5%
Anderson 30 27,206 61.2%
Greer 31 27,739 59.9%
Clinton 32 8,409 59.4%
Fountain Inn 33 8,044 59.0%
Irmo 34 11,851 56.8%
Conway 35 20,631 55.9%
York 36 7,989 55.6%
Beaufort 37 13,074 54.4%
Laurens 38 9,046 53.7%
Gaffney 39 12,859 52.6%
Hartsville 40 7,816 51.8%
Rock Hill 41 70,251 50.1%
Batesburg-Leesville 42 5,273 49.7%
Union 43 8,081 49.5%
Walterboro 44 5,287 48.6%
Columbia 45 132,537 47.9%
Florence 46 38,221 47.9%
Sumter 47 40,760 44.9%
Spartanburg 48 37,570 44.8%
Greenwood 49 23,260 43.4%
Lancaster 50 8,971 43.1%
Abbeville 51 5,184 39.4%
North Charleston 52 106,113 37.9%
Newberry 53 10,338 37.3%
Darlington 54 6,185 35.6%
Dillon 55 6,675 31.6%
Cheraw 56 5,793 31.0%
Georgetown 57 9,071 30.5%
Chester 58 5,498 28.8%
Bennettsville 59 8,692 27.7%
Lake City 60 6,751 20.6%
Orangeburg 61 13,478 18.0%
Marion 62 6,756 17.0%

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