The 10 Whitest Cities In Utah For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Utah.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Utah for 2021:

  1. Plain City
  2. Alpine
  3. Highland
  4. Kaysville
  5. Salem
  6. Santa Clara
  7. Cedar Hills
  8. Providence
  9. Hooper
  10. Farmington

What is the whitest city in Utah for 2021? According to the most recent census data Plain City ranks as the whitest. 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 2021

1. Plain City

Plain City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,867
% White: 96.8%
More on Plain City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Alpine

Alpine, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,477
% White: 95.43%
More on Alpine: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Highland

Highland, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,726
% White: 94.42%
More on Highland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Kaysville

Kaysville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 31,494
% White: 93.22%
More on Kaysville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Salem

Salem, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,099
% White: 92.04%
More on Salem: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Santa Clara

Santa Clara, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,495
% White: 92.01%
More on Santa Clara: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Cedar Hills

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,209
% White: 91.3%
More on Cedar Hills: Real Estate | Data

8. Providence

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,407
% White: 91.16%
More on Providence: Real Estate | Data

9. Hooper

Hooper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,646
% White: 91.01%
More on Hooper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Farmington

Farmington, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,847
% White: 90.95%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Utah for 2021

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 96.8% to 46.9%.

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 96.8% 6,867
2 Alpine 95.43% 10,477
3 Highland 94.42% 18,726
4 Kaysville 93.22% 31,494
5 Salem 92.04% 8,099
6 Santa Clara 92.01% 7,495
7 Cedar Hills 91.3% 10,209
8 Providence 91.16% 7,407
9 Hooper 91.01% 8,646
10 Farmington 90.95% 23,847
11 Mapleton 90.78% 9,872
12 Richfield 90.56% 7,731
13 Centerville 90.05% 17,404
14 Farr West 89.79% 7,023
15 Smithfield 89.75% 11,373
16 Bountiful 89.73% 43,901
17 Nephi 89.7% 5,969
18 Bluffdale 89.08% 13,403
19 North Ogden 88.75% 19,392
20 Ivins 88.44% 8,530
21 Grantsville 88.42% 11,021
22 Lindon 88.28% 10,912
23 South Weber 88.27% 7,381
24 Holladay 88.14% 30,636
25 West Haven 87.93% 13,782
26 Cottonwood Heights 87.71% 34,036
27 Enoch 87.52% 6,738
28 Riverton 87.41% 43,250
29 Ephraim 86.96% 7,102
30 Syracuse 86.66% 29,331
31 Saratoga Springs 86.51% 29,161
32 Washington 86.37% 26,583
33 Hurricane 86.32% 17,212
34 North Logan 86.14% 10,711
35 Lehi 85.9% 64,006
36 Pleasant Grove 85.52% 38,380
37 Draper 85.45% 48,000
38 American Fork 85.22% 30,399
39 Brigham City 84.79% 19,150
40 South Jordan 84.75% 71,198
41 Spanish Fork 84.7% 39,371
42 Payson 84.68% 19,842
43 Washington Terrace 84.54% 9,162
44 West Point 84.24% 10,615
45 Harrisville 84.19% 6,510
46 Herriman 84.09% 40,149
47 Sandy 84.01% 96,127
48 Santaquin 83.89% 11,684
49 Cedar City 83.84% 32,067
50 Eagle Mountain 83.8% 32,412
51 Woods Cross 83.51% 11,340
52 Price 82.92% 8,265
53 Pleasant View 81.93% 10,162
54 Tremonton 81.03% 8,638
55 Clinton 80.93% 21,890
56 South Ogden 80.92% 17,063
57 Tooele 80.91% 34,535
58 St. George 80.53% 84,500
59 Murray 80.21% 49,105
60 Springville 79.76% 32,952
61 Hyrum 79.62% 8,224
62 Vernal 78.79% 10,574
63 Layton 78.79% 76,197
64 Riverdale 78.62% 8,752
65 North Salt Lake 77.97% 20,402
66 Roosevelt 76.4% 7,041
67 Logan 76.29% 50,863
68 West Bountiful 76.19% 5,627
69 Orem 76.01% 96,725
70 Heber 75.89% 15,699
71 Provo 74.43% 116,403
72 Sunset 74.35% 5,278
73 Roy 73.94% 39,040
74 Clearfield 72.49% 31,364
75 West Jordan 71.17% 114,138
76 Park City 71.07% 8,375
77 Salt Lake City 64.78% 197,756
78 Taylorsville 64.5% 60,138
79 Midvale 63.79% 33,318
80 Ogden 61.35% 86,833
81 South Salt Lake 54.38% 25,017
82 West Valley City 46.89% 136,009

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About Chris Kolmar

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