These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Tennessee For 2018


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

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 Volunteer State.

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

  1. La Follette (Photos)
  2. Signal Mountain (Photos)
  3. Soddy-Daisy (Photos)
  4. Church Hill (Photos)
  5. Mount Carmel (Photos)
  6. Fairview (Photos)
  7. Jonesborough (Photos)
  8. Clinton (Photos)
  9. Kingston (Photos)
  10. Bristol (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Memphis 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 Tennessee for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Tennessee, 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 Tennessee 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 97 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 97 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 Tennessee.’ We’re lookin’ at you, La Follette.

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 Tennessee.

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1. La Follette

La Follette, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,131
Percent White: 98.0%

2. Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,500
Percent White: 97.4%

3. Soddy-Daisy

Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,162
Percent White: 96.2%

4. Church Hill

Church Hill, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,723
Percent White: 95.3%

5. Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,425
Percent White: 94.8%

6. Fairview

Fairview, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,271
Percent White: 93.2%

7. Jonesborough

Jonesborough, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,234
Percent White: 93.0%

8. Clinton

Clinton, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,993
Percent White: 91.9%

9. Kingston

Kingston, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,841
Percent White: 91.7%

10. Bristol

Bristol, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,734
Percent White: 91.6%

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

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 Tennessee.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Tennessee for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
La Follette 1 7,131 98.0%
Signal Mountain 2 8,500 97.4%
Soddy-Daisy 3 13,162 96.2%
Church Hill 4 6,723 95.3%
Mount Carmel 5 5,425 94.8%
Fairview 6 8,271 93.2%
Jonesborough 7 5,234 93.0%
Clinton 8 9,993 91.9%
Kingston 9 5,841 91.7%
Bristol 10 26,734 91.6%
Elizabethton 11 14,012 91.4%
Newport 12 6,856 91.3%
Erwin 13 5,998 90.8%
Kingsport 14 52,871 90.5%
White House 15 10,944 90.4%
Harriman 16 6,223 89.7%
Greenbrier 17 6,684 89.5%
Maryville 18 28,151 89.3%
Rockwood 19 5,443 89.1%
Portland 20 12,125 88.7%
Farragut 21 21,690 88.3%
Crossville 22 11,308 88.1%
Greeneville 23 15,035 86.9%
Tullahoma 24 19,185 86.8%
Lawrenceburg 25 10,573 86.6%
Millersville 26 6,602 86.3%
Oakland 27 7,270 86.2%
Munford 28 6,025 86.1%
Sweetwater 29 5,877 86.0%
Germantown 30 39,213 85.7%
Hartsville/Trousdale County 31 7,970 85.6%
Dayton 32 7,308 85.6%
Hendersonville 33 55,073 85.4%
Pigeon Forge 34 6,092 85.2%
Savannah 35 7,043 85.1%
Winchester 36 8,504 85.1%
Sparta 37 5,063 85.0%
Cookeville 38 32,256 84.8%
Brentwood 39 40,873 84.7%
Jefferson City 40 8,324 84.6%
Red Bank 41 11,794 84.1%
Johnson City 42 65,415 83.7%
Dickson 43 15,098 83.3%
Athens 44 13,651 83.3%
Spring Hill 45 34,364 83.2%
Mckenzie 46 5,650 82.6%
Mount Juliet 47 29,853 82.5%
Nolensville 48 6,724 82.3%
Atoka 49 8,917 81.7%
Sevierville 50 16,213 80.9%
Mcminnville 51 13,664 80.7%
Manchester 52 10,387 80.4%
Franklin 53 70,625 80.4%
Oak Ridge 54 29,285 78.9%
Dunlap 55 5,065 78.7%
Arlington 56 11,599 78.1%
Lebanon 57 29,439 78.1%
Lexington 58 7,796 78.0%
Lenoir City 59 8,965 77.5%
Cleveland 60 43,276 77.2%
Lakeland 61 12,541 76.7%
Henderson 62 6,491 76.3%
Loudon 63 5,701 75.4%
Collierville 64 48,005 74.8%
Martin 65 10,989 74.7%
Paris 66 10,168 74.5%
Alcoa 67 9,058 74.2%
Gallatin 68 33,426 73.5%
Collegedale 69 10,438 73.4%
Lewisburg 70 11,376 73.2%
Knoxville 71 183,927 72.1%
East Ridge 72 21,311 71.9%
Bartlett 73 58,318 71.7%
Fayetteville 74 7,033 71.1%
Milan 75 7,803 70.8%
Union City 76 10,621 70.5%
Smyrna 77 45,369 70.0%
Murfreesboro 78 122,007 69.8%
Columbia 79 36,130 69.6%
Morristown 80 29,395 69.3%
Goodlettsville 81 16,848 68.5%
Dyersburg 82 16,867 67.8%
Pulaski 83 7,728 64.5%
Springfield 84 16,650 62.7%
Millington 85 11,069 61.4%
Shelbyville 86 20,916 61.0%
Clarksville 87 146,281 59.4%
Chattanooga 88 175,462 57.1%
La Vergne 89 34,451 56.3%
Humboldt 91 8,254 50.9%
Jackson 92 67,162 48.0%
Covington 93 9,016 44.7%
Ripley 94 8,249 40.3%
Bolivar 95 5,154 38.4%
Brownsville 96 9,938 30.4%
Memphis 97 655,857 26.6%

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