The 10 Whitest Cities In West Virginia For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in West Virginia for 2021:

  1. New Martinsville
  2. Moundsville
  3. Parkersburg
  4. Vienna
  5. Grafton
  6. Bridgeport
  7. Hurricane
  8. Weirton
  9. St. Albans
  10. Elkins

What is the whitest city in West Virginia for 2021? According to the most recent census data New Martinsville ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Bluefield 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 West Virginia For 2021

1. New Martinsville

New Martinsville, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,162
% White: 98.33%
More on New Martinsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Moundsville

Moundsville, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,486
% White: 96.59%
More on Moundsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Parkersburg

Parkersburg, WV

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 30,021
% White: 93.64%
More on Parkersburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Vienna

Vienna, WV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,348
% White: 93.63%
More on Vienna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Grafton

Grafton, WV

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,061
% White: 93.56%
More on Grafton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Bridgeport

Bridgeport, WV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,556
% White: 93.48%
More on Bridgeport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Hurricane

Hurricane, WV

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,482
% White: 92.83%
More on Hurricane: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Weirton

Weirton, WV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,670
% White: 92.37%
More on Weirton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. St. Albans

St. Albans, WV

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,270
% White: 91.92%
More on St. Albans: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Elkins

Elkins, WV

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,072
% White: 91.28%
More on Elkins: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in West Virginia for 2021

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in West Virginia.

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 27 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.3% to 67.8%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in West Virginia 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 West Virginia

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in West Virginia:

  1. Bluefield
  2. Charles Town
  3. Beckley

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In West Virginia

Rank City % White Population
1 New Martinsville 98.33% 5,162
2 Moundsville 96.59% 8,486
3 Parkersburg 93.64% 30,021
4 Vienna 93.63% 10,348
5 Grafton 93.56% 5,061
6 Bridgeport 93.48% 8,556
7 Hurricane 92.83% 6,482
8 Weirton 92.37% 18,670
9 St. Albans 91.92% 10,270
10 Elkins 91.28% 7,072
11 Clarksburg 90.82% 15,553
12 Wheeling 90.22% 27,062
13 Nitro 89.24% 5,997
14 Buckhannon 88.59% 5,486
15 Oak Hill 88.36% 8,336
16 Princeton 88.27% 5,831
17 Fairmont 88.16% 18,458
18 Morgantown 85.35% 30,712
19 Keyser 85.09% 5,050
20 Huntington 84.32% 46,667
21 South Charleston 80.53% 12,475
22 Charleston 77.27% 48,006
23 Martinsburg 76.61% 17,475
24 Dunbar 76.15% 7,333
25 Beckley 72.57% 16,452
26 Charles Town 71.08% 5,943
27 Bluefield 67.81% 9,889

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About Chris Kolmar

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