Whitest cities in Texas research summary. We analyzed Texas’s most recent Census data to determine the whitest cities in Texas based on the percentage of White residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The whitest city in Texas is Gun Barrel City based on the most recent Census data.
Gun Barrel City is 93.82% White.
The least White city in Texas is Hidalgo.
Hidalgo is 0.53% White.
Texas is 40.7% White.
Texas is the 47th Whitest state in the United States.
Today, we are looking at the whitest places in Texas. We won’t measure the number of Whole Foods or Pottery Barns per capita. Instead, we’ll focus on the Census data’s report of race by place in Texas. In particular, we ranked each place in Texas by the percentage of white people.
So where are the whitest cities you can live in Texas?
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Texas for 2023.
Here are the 10 whites places in Texas for 2023:
What is the whitest city in Texas for 2023? According to the most recent census data Gun Barrel City ranks as the whitest. If you’re wondering, Hidalgo is the least white city of all those we measured.
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The 10 Whitest Cities In Texas For 2023
% White: 93.82%
More on Gun Barrel City: Data | Real Estate
% White: 92.66%
More on Joshua: Data | Real Estate
% White: 91.17%
More on Lumberton: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.76%
More on Bowie: Data | Real Estate
% White: 89.21%
More on Highland Park: Data | Real Estate
% White: 87.79%
More on Iowa Park: Data | Real Estate
% White: 87.5%
More on Vidor: Data | Real Estate
% White: 86.45%
More on Bridge City: Data | Real Estate
% White: 85.43%
More on Granbury: Data | Real Estate
% White: 85.06%
More on Azle: Data | Real Estate
Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Texas for 2023
To rank the whitest places in Texas, we had to determine what measurable criteria define whiteness.
We had to count how many white people living there per capita. In other words, the percentage of white people living in each city in Texas.
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*
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 326 cities.
We then calculated the percentage of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.8% to 0.5%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage of White population, with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Gun Barrel City took the distinction of being the most White, while Hidalgo was the least White city.
We updated this article for 2023. This report represents our tenth time ranking the whitest cities in Texas.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Texas 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.
Summary: White Populations Across Texas
We measured the locations with the highest percentage of white people in Texas. According to the most recent data, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Texas.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Texas:
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White Population By City In Texas
|1||Gun Barrel City||93.82%|
|19||Fair Oaks Ranch||80.02%|
|36||West University Place||73.5%|
|55||North Richland Hills||66.07%|