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 Wisconsin?
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 Badger State.
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Wisconsin for 2018:
- Suamico (Jobs)
- Jackson (Photos | Jobs)
- Rothschild (Photos | Jobs)
- Richfield (Jobs)
- Kronenwetter (Photos | Jobs)
- Mount Horeb (Photos | Jobs)
- Merrill (Photos | Jobs)
- Twin Lakes (Jobs)
- Muskego (Photos | Jobs)
- Richland Center (Photos | Jobs)
If you’re wondering, Milwaukee is the least white city of all those we measured.
How we determined the whitest places in Wisconsin for 2018
In order to rank the whitest places in Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin 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 141 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 141 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 Wisconsin.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Suamico.
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 Wisconsin.
Suamico is a village in Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 11,346 at the 2010 census. Suamico is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, and contains the neighborhood community of Flintville.
Kronenwetter is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is the largest village by land area in the state of Wisconsin, as well as in the entire United States, and the third-largest community by population in Marathon County. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Kronenwetter was 7,210, an increase from the 2000 census which had the community at 5,369.
6. Mount Horeb
Mount Horeb is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,009 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Merrill is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located to the south of and adjacent to the Town of Merrill. The population was 9,661, according to the 2010 census. Merrill is part of the United States Census Bureau’s Merrill MSA, which includes all of Lincoln County. Together with the Wausau MSA, which includes all of Marathon County, it forms the Wausau-Merrill CSA.
8. Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes is a village in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,989 at the 2010 census. The village’s name refers to the nearby Lake Mary and Lake Elizabeth.
Muskego is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,135. Muskego is the fifth largest community in Waukesha County. The name Muskego is derived from the Potawatomi Indian name for the area, ‘Mus-kee-Guaac’, meaning sunfish. The Potawatomi were the original inhabitants of Muskego. There are three lakes within the city’s boundaries.
10. Richland Center
Richland Center is a city in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States, which also serves as the county seat. The population was 5,184 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin.
For more Wisconsin reading , check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Wisconsin
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Wisconsin
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Wisconsin
Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Wisconsin for 2018
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