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:
- Plain City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Alpine (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Kaysville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Providence (Homes For Sale)
- Salem (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cedar Hills (Homes For Sale)
- Santa Clara (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Highland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Smithfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, West Valley City is the least white city of all those we measured.
For more Utah reading, check out:
The 10 Whitest Cities In Utah For 2020
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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*
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:
- West Valley City
- South Salt Lake
For more Utah reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Utah
|68||North Salt Lake||76.33%|
|77||Salt Lake City||65.41%|
|81||South Salt Lake||56.17%|
|82||West Valley City||46.53%|