Whitest Cities In Utah For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in Utah are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Utah.

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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 Utah?

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 Beehive State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Utah for 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Utah for 2020:

  1. Plain City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Alpine (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Kaysville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Providence (Homes For Sale)
  5. Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Cedar Hills (Homes For Sale)
  7. Santa Clara (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Highland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Smithfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, West Valley City 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Utah For 2020

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,560
% White: 98.57%
More on Plain City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plain City is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 5,476 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Alpine, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,430
% White: 94.53%
More on Alpine: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kaysville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,961
% White: 94.02%
More on Kaysville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kaysville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 27,300 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 29,494 in 2014.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,300
% White: 93.7%
More on Providence: Real Estate | Data

Providence is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,075 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Salem, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,808
% White: 92.39%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salem is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,423 at the 2010 census. The “Dream Mine” of John Hyrum Koyle, as well as the pond, became synonymous with Salem.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,252
% White: 92.37%
More on Cedar Hills: Real Estate | Data

Santa Clara, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,118
% White: 92.36%
More on Santa Clara: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Santa Clara is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area. The population was 6,003 at the 2010 census, up from 4,630 at the 2000 census.

Highland, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,362
% White: 92.26%
More on Highland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City and is part of the Provo-Orem Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census the population was 15,523, a 90.0% increase over the 2000 figure of 8,172.

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,208
% White: 91.83%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmington is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,275 at the 2010 census and was estimated at 22,159 in 2014. It is the county seat of Davis County. Lagoon Amusement Park is located in Farmington.

Smithfield, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,102
% White: 91.51%
More on Smithfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Smithfield is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 9,495 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 11,014 in 2014. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the second largest city in the area after Logan, the county seat. Smithfield is home to Sky View High School, where students from all of northern Cache County come to study.

How we determined the whitest places in Utah for 2020

In order to rank the whitest places in Utah, 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 Utah.

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*
* Not Hispanic or latino

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.6% to 46.5%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Plain City took the distinction of being the most White, while West Valley City was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Utah 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.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Utah

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Utah according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Utah:

  1. West Valley City
  2. South Salt Lake
  3. Ogden

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Utah

Rank City % White Population
1 Plain City 98.57% 6,560
2 Alpine 94.53% 10,430
3 Kaysville 94.02% 30,961
4 Providence 93.7% 7,300
5 Salem 92.39% 7,808
6 Cedar Hills 92.37% 10,252
7 Santa Clara 92.36% 7,118
8 Highland 92.26% 18,362
9 Farmington 91.83% 23,208
10 Smithfield 91.51% 11,102
11 Richfield 91.07% 7,678
12 Centerville 90.99% 17,221
13 Nephi 90.61% 5,761
14 Mapleton 90.14% 9,509
15 Harrisville 90.09% 6,356
16 South Weber 89.76% 7,159
17 Ivins 89.65% 8,211
18 Bountiful 89.55% 43,792
19 Grantsville 89.36% 10,566
20 Holladay 89.05% 30,746
21 Washington 88.93% 25,395
22 Saratoga Springs 88.87% 27,347
23 Bluffdale 88.61% 12,114
24 Farr West 88.47% 6,836
25 North Ogden 88.07% 18,943
26 Riverton 87.91% 42,680
27 Lindon 87.9% 10,826
28 Enoch 87.76% 6,534
29 West Bountiful 87.56% 5,578
30 Syracuse 87.21% 28,342
31 Hooper 87.15% 8,458
32 Lehi 87.03% 61,508
33 West Haven 87.01% 12,916
34 Cottonwood Heights 86.73% 34,170
35 South Jordan 86.37% 68,491
36 American Fork 86.17% 29,384
37 Pleasant View 85.97% 9,806
38 North Logan 85.87% 10,457
39 Brigham City 85.7% 18,924
40 Pleasant Grove 85.49% 38,066
41 Draper 85.08% 47,402
42 Payson 84.92% 19,699
43 Sandy 84.9% 95,420
44 Eagle Mountain 84.86% 29,919
45 Herriman 84.75% 35,640
46 Ephraim 84.64% 6,987
47 Hurricane 84.46% 16,403
48 Spanish Fork 84.36% 38,673
49 Washington Terrace 83.83% 9,138
50 West Point 83.72% 10,434
51 Cedar City 83.57% 31,009
52 Santaquin 83.49% 11,154
53 Price 81.78% 8,281
54 Tooele 81.46% 33,805
55 Murray 81.26% 49,118
56 South Ogden 80.92% 17,010
57 Clinton 80.43% 21,618
58 St. George 80.39% 82,194
59 Woods Cross 80.12% 11,287
60 Springville 80.08% 32,603
61 Hyrum 79.79% 8,065
62 Vernal 79.63% 10,653
63 Layton 79.44% 75,106
64 Riverdale 78.77% 8,727
65 Tremonton 78.34% 8,434
66 Heber 77.85% 15,056
67 Roosevelt 77.23% 6,955
68 North Salt Lake 76.33% 20,020
69 Park City 76.06% 8,296
70 Orem 75.78% 95,428
71 Roy 75.47% 38,238
72 Provo 75.26% 116,146
73 Logan 75.11% 50,478
74 Sunset 74.68% 5,229
75 Clearfield 73.48% 31,016
76 West Jordan 71.39% 113,089
77 Salt Lake City 65.41% 195,701
78 Taylorsville 64.98% 60,294
79 Midvale 64.05% 32,893
80 Ogden 61.2% 86,126
81 South Salt Lake 56.17% 24,860
82 West Valley City 46.53% 135,985

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