These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Texas For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Texas 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 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:

  1. Vidor (Jobs)
  2. Lumberton (Jobs)
  3. Iowa Park (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Lucas (Jobs)
  5. Bridge City (Jobs)
  6. Lindale (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Whitehouse (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Highland Park (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Gun Barrel City (Jobs)
  10. Heath (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, Roma 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.

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.

1. Vidor


Population: 10,928
Percent White: 92.2%
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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.

2. Lumberton


Population: 12,306
Percent White: 91.7%
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3. Iowa Park

Iowa Park, Texas

Population: 6,390
Percent White: 91.4%
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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.

4. Lucas


Population: 6,585
Percent White: 91.3%
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5. Bridge City

Source: Public Domain

Population: 7,964
Percent White: 90.3%
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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.

6. Lindale

Lindale, Texas

Population: 5,488
Percent White: 89.9%
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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.

7. Whitehouse

Whitehouse, Texas

Population: 8,069
Percent White: 89.7%
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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, Texas

Population: 8,986
Percent White: 89.2%
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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

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,920
Percent White: 88.9%
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Gun Barrel City is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,672 at the 2010 Census.

10. Heath

Heath, Texas

Population: 7,992
Percent White: 88.3%
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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

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Vidor 10,928 92.2%
2
Lumberton 12,306 91.7%
3
Iowa Park 6,390 91.4%
4
Lucas 6,585 91.3%
5
Bridge City 7,964 90.3%
6
Lindale 5,488 89.9%
7
Whitehouse 8,069 89.7%
8
Highland Park 8,986 89.2%
9
Gun Barrel City 5,920 88.9%
10
Heath 7,992 88.3%
11
Azle 11,054 86.9%
12
University Park 24,346 86.9%
13
Fairview 8,235 86.1%
14
Highland Village 16,020 85.6%
15
Santa Fe 12,839 85.5%
16
White Oak 6,374 84.8%
17
Bowie 5,115 84.5%
18
Granbury 9,052 83.5%
19
Trophy Club 10,987 83.1%
20
Colleyville 24,982 82.9%
21
Woodway 8,708 82.9%
22
West University Place 15,318 82.8%
23
Keller 44,250 82.5%
24
Nederland 17,132 82.1%
25
Weatherford 28,284 82.0%
26
Joshua 6,316 81.5%
27
Fair Oaks Ranch 8,582 81.4%
28
Burkburnett 11,046 81.3%
29
Burleson 41,962 81.0%
30
Robinson 11,344 80.9%
31
Terrell Hills 5,190 80.2%
32
Southlake 29,101 80.0%
33
Lakeway 13,662 80.0%
34
Prosper 15,236 79.8%
35
Port Neches 12,794 79.5%
36
Lago Vista 6,505 79.4%
37
Midlothian 21,530 79.4%
38
Celina 7,236 78.9%
39
Royse City 10,532 78.4%
40
Benbrook 22,403 78.1%
41
Sanger 7,595 77.8%
42
Stephenville 19,561 77.3%
43
Denison 23,080 77.3%
44
Seabrook 13,038 76.2%
45
Graham 8,826 75.4%
46
Canyon 14,533 74.4%
47
Flower Mound 69,966 74.4%
48
Alamo Heights 7,814 74.4%
49
Anna 10,335 73.9%
50
Georgetown 59,436 73.7%
51
Friendswood 38,272 73.2%
52
Bee Cave 5,802 72.7%
53
Corinth 20,764 72.7%
54
Rockwall 41,672 72.5%
55
Boerne 13,066 71.9%
56
Hewitt 14,128 71.8%
57
Fredericksburg 10,997 71.2%
58
Lake Dallas 7,575 71.0%
59
North Richland Hills 67,994 70.1%
60
Bedford 48,864 69.9%
61
Kennedale 7,413 69.9%
62
Providence Village 6,223 69.1%
63
Forney 16,842 68.5%
64
Roanoke 7,055 68.1%
65
Decatur 6,378 68.0%
66
Groves 15,798 68.0%
67
Melissa 6,844 67.7%
68
Bellaire 18,140 67.7%
69
Bastrop 7,909 67.2%
70
Bonham 10,040 67.1%
71
Watauga 24,322 67.1%
72
Rockport 10,197 67.0%
73
Carthage 6,828 66.9%
74
Gladewater 6,407 66.8%
75
College Station 104,684 66.7%
76
Kerrville 22,926 66.6%
77
Hurst 38,690 66.5%
78
Richland Hills 8,033 66.3%
79
Burnet 6,161 66.2%
80
Cleburne 29,759 66.0%
81
Cedar Park 63,551 65.8%
82
Grapevine 50,538 65.7%
83
League City 94,976 65.6%
84
Paris 24,936 65.6%
85
Fate 9,234 65.6%
86
Crowley 14,453 65.4%
87
Mineral Wells 15,691 64.7%
88
The Colony 40,757 64.6%
89
Sulphur Springs 15,896 64.5%
90
Deer Park 33,517 64.5%
91
Liberty 8,936 64.4%
92
Lampasas 7,238 64.4%
93
Brownwood 19,081 64.2%
94
Childress 6,093 64.2%
95
Tomball 11,353 64.2%
96
Wake Village 5,481 64.1%
97
Leander 36,204 63.9%
98
Atlanta 5,615 63.7%
99
Saginaw 21,680 63.5%
100
Sherman 40,112 63.3%

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