These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Utah In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth 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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Utah with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Plain City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Alpine (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Highland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Santa Clara (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Kaysville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Cedar Hills (Homes For Sale)
  7. Ivins (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Providence (Homes For Sale)
  10. Centerville (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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How we determined the whitest places in Utah for 2019

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 96.2% to 46.8%.

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.

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.

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,343
% White: 96.2%
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: 10,197
% White: 94.66%
More on Alpine: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Highland, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,952
% White: 94.36%
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.

Santa Clara, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,835
% White: 93.9%
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.

Kaysville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,328
% White: 93.83%
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: 10,266
% White: 93.82%
More on Cedar Hills: Real Estate | Data

Ivins, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,908
% White: 93.61%
More on Ivins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ivins is a city in Washington County, Utah, United States and is a part of the St. George Metropolitan Area as a suburb or “bedroom” community. The population was 6,753 at the 2010 census, and it was estimated at 6,930 in 2011. Although Ivins was listed as a town in the 2000 census, it became a city in 1998.

Salem, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,504
% White: 93.2%
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: 7,173
% White: 92.82%
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.

Centerville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,013
% White: 92.38%
More on Centerville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Centerville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 15,335 at the 2010 census. It is located adjacent to the easternmost part of the Great Salt Lake.

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 96.2% 6,343
2 Alpine 94.66% 10,197
3 Highland 94.36% 17,952
4 Santa Clara 93.9% 6,835
5 Kaysville 93.83% 30,328
6 Cedar Hills 93.82% 10,266
7 Ivins 93.61% 7,908
8 Salem 93.2% 7,504
9 Providence 92.82% 7,173
10 Centerville 92.38% 17,013
11 Enoch 92.32% 6,331
12 Smithfield 91.51% 10,832
13 Farmington 91.36% 22,616
14 Richfield 91.26% 7,589
15 South Weber 91.24% 6,921
16 Nephi 91.16% 5,631
17 Farr West 90.98% 6,671
18 North Logan 89.95% 10,140
19 Bluffdale 89.88% 10,869
20 Bountiful 89.83% 43,568
21 Pleasant View 89.63% 9,375
22 Mapleton 89.44% 9,255
23 Holladay 89.44% 30,793
24 Riverton 89.21% 41,997
25 Grantsville 88.85% 10,170
26 West Bountiful 88.83% 5,504
27 Syracuse 88.8% 27,444
28 Saratoga Springs 88.53% 25,671
29 Ephraim 88.06% 6,858
30 North Ogden 87.88% 18,525
31 Lehi 87.71% 58,351
32 Washington 87.46% 24,231
33 South Jordan 87.43% 65,523
34 Harrisville 87.38% 6,182
35 Pleasant Grove 87.29% 37,439
36 Cottonwood Heights 87.24% 34,214
37 Eagle Mountain 86.81% 27,773
38 Hooper 86.68% 8,236
39 Lindon 86.27% 10,761
40 American Fork 86.23% 28,507
41 Brigham City 85.72% 18,736
42 Herriman 85.42% 31,970
43 West Point 85.34% 10,258
44 West Haven 85.17% 12,109
45 Spanish Fork 84.98% 38,171
46 Draper 84.65% 47,043
47 Sandy 84.57% 94,556
48 Hurricane 84.14% 15,676
49 Payson 84.1% 19,647
50 Vernal 84.03% 10,650
51 Santaquin 83.52% 10,740
52 Woods Cross 83.29% 11,152
53 Cedar City 83.29% 30,232
54 Clinton 82.38% 21,353
55 Washington Terrace 82.16% 9,122
56 Riverdale 81.52% 8,685
57 South Ogden 80.97% 16,918
58 Tooele 80.89% 33,236
59 St. George 80.73% 79,995
60 Price 80.54% 8,337
61 Murray 80.17% 49,038
62 Springville 79.89% 32,319
63 Heber 79.53% 14,414
64 Tremonton 79.53% 8,242
65 Layton 79.52% 73,963
66 Hyrum 78.89% 7,926
67 Roosevelt 78.36% 6,771
68 Park City 78.33% 8,167
69 Roy 77.56% 38,013
70 Provo 75.87% 116,199
71 Logan 75.63% 49,957
72 Orem 75.18% 94,420
73 Clearfield 74.16% 30,683
74 North Salt Lake 73.91% 19,413
75 West Jordan 72.15% 111,937
76 Sunset 69.79% 5,207
77 Taylorsville 67.27% 60,377
78 Midvale 65.96% 32,249
79 Salt Lake City 65.89% 194,188
80 Ogden 61.52% 85,497
81 South Salt Lake 52.35% 24,722
82 West Valley City 46.85% 135,546

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