Whitest Cities In Wisconsin For 2020


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

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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 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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Wisconsin for 2020:

  1. Suamico (Homes For Sale)
  2. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Merrill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. New Richmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Milton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Kaukauna (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Richfield (Homes For Sale)
  8. Sussex (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Delafield (Homes For Sale)
  10. Lake Hallie (Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Milwaukee 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.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Wisconsin For 2020

Suamico, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,470
% White: 98.07%
More on Suamico: Real Estate | Data

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.

Jackson, WI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,020
% White: 97.18%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Merrill, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,178
% White: 96.47%
More on Merrill: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

New Richmond, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,890
% White: 95.74%
More on New Richmond: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Richmond is a city in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. Its population was 8,375 as of the 2010 census.

Milton, WI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,577
% White: 95.54%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,546 at the 2010 census.

Kaukauna, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 15,998
% White: 95.06%
More on Kaukauna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kaukauna is a city in Outagamie and Calumet counties, Wisconsin, United States. It is situated on the Fox River, approximately 100 miles north of Milwaukee. The population was 15,462 at the 2010 census. It is a part of the Appleton, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,623
% White: 95.06%
More on Richfield: Real Estate | Data

Sussex, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,791
% White: 95.0%
More on Sussex: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sussex is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is approximately 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles north of Waukesha. The village is 7.24 square miles at an elevation of 930 feet. The population was 10,518 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,390
% White: 94.87%
More on Delafield: Real Estate | Data

Delafield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, along the Bark River, and a suburb of Milwaukee. The population was 7,085 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,633
% White: 94.6%
More on Lake Hallie: Real Estate | Data

Lake Hallie is a village in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, United States. It was incorporated from part of the Town of Hallie on February 18, 2003. The 2010 census put the village’s population at 6,448.

How we determined the whitest places in Wisconsin for 2020

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

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 136 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.1% to 35.3%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Milwaukee
  2. Racine
  3. Brown Deer

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Wisconsin

Rank City % White Population
1 Suamico 98.07% 12,470
2 Jackson 97.18% 7,020
3 Merrill 96.47% 9,178
4 New Richmond 95.74% 8,890
5 Milton 95.54% 5,577
6 Kaukauna 95.06% 15,998
7 Richfield 95.06% 11,623
8 Sussex 95.0% 10,791
9 Delafield 94.87% 7,390
10 Lake Hallie 94.6% 6,633
11 Marinette 94.42% 10,678
12 Muskego 94.37% 24,868
13 Waterford 94.28% 5,437
14 Plymouth 94.17% 8,540
15 Rothschild 94.11% 5,281
16 Mcfarland 93.96% 8,492
17 Rice Lake 93.87% 8,324
18 Hartland 93.66% 9,260
19 Mount Horeb 93.57% 7,421
20 Waupaca 93.45% 5,950
21 Twin Lakes 93.33% 6,070
22 Hudson 93.08% 13,650
23 River Falls 93.08% 15,467
24 Waunakee 93.06% 13,522
25 Oconomowoc 92.99% 16,579
26 Kronenwetter 92.98% 7,665
27 Port Washington 92.93% 11,695
28 Stoughton 92.82% 13,080
29 Richland Center 92.55% 5,050
30 Ripon 92.37% 7,777
31 Monroe 92.36% 10,636
32 West Bend 92.34% 31,649
33 Marshfield 92.21% 18,305
34 Cedarburg 92.21% 11,501
35 Chippewa Falls 91.89% 14,017
36 Kimberly 91.74% 6,744
37 Platteville 91.72% 12,301
38 Two Rivers 91.69% 11,219
39 Prairie Du Chien 91.52% 5,695
40 Grafton 91.37% 11,627
41 New Berlin 91.31% 39,774
42 Mukwonago 91.22% 7,833
43 Sheboygan Falls 91.18% 7,878
44 Plover 90.97% 12,686
45 Berlin 90.84% 5,428
46 Reedsburg 90.65% 9,484
47 Verona 90.52% 12,743
48 Little Chute 90.43% 11,225
49 Superior 90.32% 26,346
50 Edgerton 90.26% 5,522
51 Hartford 90.16% 14,761
52 Antigo 90.09% 7,799
53 Howard 90.08% 19,396
54 New London 89.83% 6,772
55 Greendale 89.81% 14,245
56 Pewaukee 89.75% 14,299
57 Elm Grove 89.73% 6,172
58 Germa 89.69% 19,997
59 Sparta 89.69% 9,656
60 De Pere 89.65% 24,836
61 Neenah 89.56% 25,886
62 Rhinelander 89.53% 7,528
63 Monona 89.49% 8,068
64 Sturgeon Bay 89.39% 8,907
65 Mequon 89.35% 23,984
66 Baraboo 89.17% 12,093
67 Menomonie 89.16% 16,312
68 La Crosse 88.93% 51,866
69 Eau Claire 88.89% 68,086
70 Altoona 88.79% 7,499
71 Burlington 88.66% 10,758
72 Oregon 88.49% 10,215
73 Janesville 88.19% 64,128
74 Oshkosh 88.0% 66,610
75 Fox Point 87.98% 6,688
76 Pewaukee 87.94% 8,207
77 Jefferson 87.64% 7,964
78 Holmen 87.23% 9,909
79 Elkhorn 87.21% 9,907
80 Stevens Point 87.12% 26,402
81 Watertown 87.08% 23,677
82 Onalaska 86.95% 18,546
83 Tomah 86.92% 9,349
84 Ashland 86.76% 7,963
85 Deforest 86.7% 9,936
86 Pleasant Prairie 86.7% 20,722
87 Hales Corners 86.51% 7,666
88 Lake Mills 86.38% 5,850
89 Ashwaubenon 86.16% 17,181
90 Menomonee Falls 86.12% 36,784
91 Portage 86.02% 10,361
92 Caledonia 85.96% 24,875
93 Beaver Dam 85.95% 16,366
94 Fort Atkinson 85.65% 12,429
95 Whitefish Bay 85.63% 14,039
96 Wisconsin Rapids 85.53% 17,842
97 Shorewood 84.97% 13,344
98 Manitowoc 84.96% 32,798
99 Waupun 84.51% 11,296
100 Brookfield 84.37% 38,151

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