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 2019.
- Bridge City (Homes For Sale)
- Lumberton (Homes For Sale)
- Gun Barrel City (Homes For Sale)
- Highland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Vidor (Homes For Sale)
- Azle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Iowa Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- White Oak (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- University Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Santa Fe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Roma is the least white city of all those we measured.
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How we determined the whitest places in Texas for 2019
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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Texas.
Specifically, 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 328 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.8% to 0.2%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Bridge City took the distinction of being the most White, while Roma was the least White city.
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.
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.
Gun Barrel City is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,672 at the 2010 Census.
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.
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.
Azle is a small city located in Parker and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,947.
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.
White Oak is a city in Gregg County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census.
University Park is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States, an inner northern suburb of Dallas. The population was 23,068 at the 2010 census. The city is home to Southern Methodist University.
Santa Fe is a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. It is named for the Santa Fe Railroad which runs through the town alongside State Highway 6. The population of Santa Fe at the 2010 census was 12,222. Locals refer to their town as “The Fe.”
There You Have It – White Populations Across Texas
Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Texas according to the most recent data.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Texas:
- Rio Grande City
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Texas
|3||Gun Barrel City||91.19%|
|26||West University Place||79.78%|
|32||Fair Oaks Ranch||77.61%|
|54||North Richland Hills||69.39%|