Whitest Cities In Vermont For 2020

We used science and data to determine which cities in Vermont 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 Vermont.

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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 Vermont?

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 Green Mountain State.

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

Here are the 10 whites places in Vermont for 2020:

  1. Rutland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Barre (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Montpelier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. South Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. St. Albans (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Essex Junction (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Winooski (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Winooski 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 Vermont For 2020

Rutland, VT

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Population: 15,577
% White: 94.95%
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Barre, VT

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Population: 8,711
% White: 94.72%
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Montpelier, VT

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Population: 7,547
% White: 91.35%
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Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. As the site of Vermont’s state government, it is the least populous state capital in the United States. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census. However, the daytime population swells to about 21,000, due to the large number of jobs within city limits. The Vermont College of Fine Arts and New England Culinary Institute are located in the municipality. It was named for Montpellier, France.

South Burlington, VT

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Population: 18,975
% White: 86.75%
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South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont’s largest mall, the University Mall. It is also one in the principal municipalities of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area.

St. Albans, VT

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Population: 6,824
% White: 86.66%
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Essex Junction, VT

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Population: 10,395
% White: 85.19%
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Essex Junction is a village located within the town of Essex in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,271 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on November 15, 1892.

Burlington, VT

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Population: 42,513
% White: 82.9%
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Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles south of the Canada-United States border and 94 miles south of Canada’s second most populous municipality, Montreal. The city’s population was 42,452 according to a 2015 U.S. census estimate. It is the least populous municipality in the United States to be the most populous incorporated area in a state.

Winooski, VT

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Population: 7,232
% White: 76.76%
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Winooski is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. Located on the Winooski River, as of the 2010 U.S. Census the municipal population was 7,267. The city is the most densely populated municipality in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is the smallest in area of Vermont’s nine incorporated cities. As part of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area, it is bordered by Burlington, Colchester, and South Burlington.

How we determined the whitest places in Vermont for 2020

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

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 6,000 people. That left us with 8 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 95.0% to 76.8%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Vermont 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 Vermont

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

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

  1. Winooski
  2. Burlington
  3. Essex Junction

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Vermont

Rank City % White Population
1 Rutland 94.95% 15,577
2 Barre 94.72% 8,711
3 Montpelier 91.35% 7,547
4 South Burlington 86.75% 18,975
5 St. Albans 86.66% 6,824
6 Essex Junction 85.19% 10,395
7 Burlington 82.9% 42,513
8 Winooski 76.76% 7,232

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