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 Texas?
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 Lone Star State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Texas for 2018:
- Vidor (Jobs)
- Lumberton (Jobs)
- Iowa Park (Photos | Jobs)
- Lucas (Jobs)
- Bridge City (Jobs)
- Lindale (Photos | Jobs)
- Whitehouse (Photos | Jobs)
- Highland Park (Photos | Jobs)
- Gun Barrel City (Jobs)
- Heath (Photos | Jobs)
If you’re wondering, Roma is the least white city of all those we measured.
How we determined the whitest places in Texas for 2018
In order to rank the whitest places in Texas, 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 Texas 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 346 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 346 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 Texas.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Vidor.
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 Texas.
Vidor is a city in western Orange County, Texas, United States. A city of Southeast Texas, it lies at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Farm to Market Road 105, six miles east of Beaumont. The town is mainly a bedroom community for the nearby refining complexes in Beaumont and Port Arthur and is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 10,579 at the 2010 census.
3. Iowa Park
Iowa Park is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,355 at the 2010 census.
5. Bridge City
Bridge City is a city in Orange County, Texas, United States. It is ninety-nine miles northeast of Houston. The population was about 8,300 at 2017. The town borders the Neches River and Cow Bayou. It is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area.The area is most known for the great oil industry. A very quiet town.
Lindale is a city in Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 4,818 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Whitehouse is a city in Smith County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,660 in the 2010 census. It is part of the Tyler, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
8. Highland Park
Highland Park is a town in central Dallas County, Texas, United States. It is among the five wealthiest locations in Texas, and the most affluent suburb of Dallas. The population was 8,564 at the 2010 census. It is located between the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Route 75, 4 miles north of downtown Dallas.
9. Gun Barrel City
Gun Barrel City is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,672 at the 2010 Census.
Heath is a city in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties, Texas, United States. The population was 6,921 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Texas
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 Texas.
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Texas for 2018
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|Fair Oaks Ranch||28|
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