These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In West Virginia For 2018

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

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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 West Virginia?

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 Mountain State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in West Virginia for 2018:

  1. New Martinsville
  2. Hurricane (Photos)
  3. Moundsville (Photos)
  4. Grafton (Photos)
  5. Vienna (Photos)
  6. Parkersburg (Photos)
  7. Nitro
  8. Clarksburg (Photos)
  9. St. Albans (Photos)
  10. Weirton (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Beckley 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 West Virginia for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in West Virginia, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, but being one of the whitest cities in West Virginia means much more than just having a high percentage of folks who are of the Caucasian persuasion.

These are cities jam-packed with all the stuff white folks love, based on everyone’s favorite stereotypes. After breaking it down, we came up with following criteria to run on 27 cities:

  • Percentage of population that’s white
  • Whole Foods per capita
  • Farmers markets per capita
  • Vegan restaurants per capita
  • Pottery Barns per capita
  • Yoga studios per capita

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a state. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 27 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a whiteness index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest whiteness index the ‘Whitest City In West Virginia.’ We’re lookin’ at you, New Martinsville.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in whitebread central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from whitest to most diverse in West Virginia.

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1. New Martinsville

New Martinsville, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,255
Percent White: 97.4%

2. Hurricane

Hurricane, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,460
Percent White: 96.3%

3. Moundsville

Moundsville, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,858
Percent White: 96.1%

4. Grafton

Grafton, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,156
Percent White: 94.0%

5. Vienna

Vienna, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,566
Percent White: 94.0%

6. Parkersburg

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,962
Percent White: 93.7%

7. Nitro

Population: 6,505
Percent White: 93.1%

8. Clarksburg

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,226
Percent White: 92.8%

9. St. Albans

St. Albans, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,788
Percent White: 92.4%

10. Weirton

Weirton, West Virginia

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,307
Percent White: 92.2%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In West Virginia

Measuring both the locations with the highest percentage of white people, as well as the number of stereo-typically white venues, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in West Virginia.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In West Virginia for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
New Martinsville 1 5,255 97.4%
Hurricane 2 6,460 96.3%
Moundsville 3 8,858 96.1%
Grafton 4 5,156 94.0%
Vienna 5 10,566 94.0%
Parkersburg 6 30,962 93.7%
Nitro 7 6,505 93.1%
Clarksburg 8 16,226 92.8%
St. Albans 9 10,788 92.4%
Weirton 10 19,307 92.2%
Elkins 11 7,232 91.9%
Oak Hill 12 8,722 91.8%
Buckhannon 13 5,645 91.7%
Bridgeport 14 8,364 91.4%
Wheeling 15 27,758 89.9%
Fairmont 16 18,699 88.3%
South Charleston 17 13,182 86.3%
Princeton 18 6,056 85.8%
Dunbar 19 7,714 85.6%
Huntington 20 48,735 84.9%
Keyser 21 5,261 84.5%
Morgantown 22 30,364 83.9%
Charleston 23 50,210 79.4%
Martinsburg 24 17,613 74.6%
Bluefield 25 10,366 73.7%
Charles Town 26 5,682 72.3%
Beckley 27 17,348 70.0%

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