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 2019.
- Suamico (Homes For Sale)
- Rothschild (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Richfield (Homes For Sale)
- Merrill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Twin Lakes (Homes For Sale)
- Lake Hallie (Homes For Sale)
- Kronenwetter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Marinette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Richland Center (Photos | Homes For Sale)
If you’re wondering, Milwaukee is the least white city of all those we measured.
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How we determined the whitest places in Wisconsin for 2019
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*
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 98.3% to 35.8%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Menominee River, at its mouth at Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan; to the north is Stephenson Island, part of the city preserved as park. During the lumbering boom of the late 19th century, Marinette became the tenth-largest city in Wisconsin in 1900, with its peak population of 16,195.
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 – 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:
- Brown Deer
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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Wisconsin
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