These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Wisconsin In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth 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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Wisconsin with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Suamico (Homes For Sale)
  2. Rothschild (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Richfield (Homes For Sale)
  4. Merrill (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Twin Lakes (Homes For Sale)
  7. Lake Hallie (Homes For Sale)
  8. Kronenwetter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Marinette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Richland Center (Photos | 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.

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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*
* 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 98.3% 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.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,222
% White: 98.31%
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.

Rothschild, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,292
% White: 97.41%
More on Rothschild: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,539
% White: 97.04%
More on Richfield: Real Estate | Data

Merrill, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,264
% White: 96.49%
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.

Jackson, WI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,942
% White: 96.38%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,040
% White: 96.13%
More on Twin Lakes: Real Estate | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,666
% White: 95.78%
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.

Kronenwetter, WI

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,534
% White: 94.82%
More on Kronenwetter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,729
% White: 94.79%
More on Marinette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,053
% White: 94.54%
More on Richland Center: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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:

  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 98.31% 12,222
2 Rothschild 97.41% 5,292
3 Richfield 97.04% 11,539
4 Merrill 96.49% 9,264
5 Jackson 96.38% 6,942
6 Twin Lakes 96.13% 6,040
7 Lake Hallie 95.78% 6,666
8 Kronenwetter 94.82% 7,534
9 Marinette 94.79% 10,729
10 Richland Center 94.54% 5,053
11 Elm Grove 94.5% 6,127
12 Muskego 94.45% 24,731
13 Mcfarland 94.4% 8,235
14 Plymouth 94.09% 8,477
15 Mukwonago 94.09% 7,644
16 Platteville 93.95% 12,194
17 Mount Horeb 93.89% 7,383
18 Port Washington 93.72% 11,589
19 Kaukauna 93.44% 15,883
20 New Richmond 93.3% 8,761
21 Delafield 93.3% 7,298
22 Waterford 93.29% 5,392
23 Waupaca 93.12% 5,942
24 Rice Lake 93.07% 8,302
25 Prairie Du Chien 92.91% 5,715
26 Sussex 92.86% 10,763
27 Milton 92.85% 5,566
28 Cedarburg 92.7% 11,499
29 River Falls 92.69% 15,256
30 Two Rivers 92.62% 11,305
31 Waunakee 92.53% 13,284
32 Kimberly 92.48% 6,718
33 Hudson 92.3% 13,456
34 Monroe 92.22% 10,688
35 Marshfield 92.22% 18,326
36 Edgerton 92.21% 5,496
37 Antigo 92.17% 7,817
38 Ripon 92.13% 7,738
39 Hartland 92.09% 9,218
40 New London 91.94% 7,001
41 Little Chute 91.9% 11,006
42 West Bend 91.9% 31,656
43 Hartford 91.73% 14,552
44 Sheboygan Falls 91.64% 7,850
45 Altoona 91.61% 7,350
46 Rhinelander 91.57% 7,501
47 Sturgeon Bay 91.49% 8,917
48 Chippewa Falls 91.32% 13,920
49 Grafton 91.32% 11,576
50 Pewaukee 91.24% 14,112
51 Oconomowoc 91.19% 16,450
52 New Berlin 91.05% 39,779
53 Stoughton 90.97% 13,058
54 Baraboo 90.92% 12,080
55 Reedsburg 90.91% 9,480
56 Oregon 90.81% 10,033
57 Superior 90.6% 26,473
58 Plover 90.15% 12,494
59 Mequon 90.09% 23,787
60 Holmen 89.97% 9,693
61 Howard 89.84% 19,121
62 Tomah 89.48% 9,347
63 Monona 89.14% 7,989
64 Menomonie 89.03% 16,222
65 Verona 89.03% 12,465
66 Germa 88.98% 19,956
67 Janesville 88.97% 63,957
68 Eau Claire 88.93% 67,945
69 Lake Mills 88.89% 5,816
70 Berlin 88.81% 5,423
71 Oshkosh 88.8% 66,649
72 Pewaukee 88.75% 8,214
73 La Crosse 88.65% 51,928
74 Fox Point 88.64% 6,706
75 Neenah 88.56% 25,821
76 Caledonia 88.55% 24,803
77 Sparta 88.44% 9,621
78 Stevens Point 88.0% 26,526
79 Wisconsin Rapids 87.87% 17,905
80 De Pere 87.85% 24,695
81 Beaver Dam 87.76% 16,346
82 Burlington 87.75% 10,652
83 Menomonee Falls 87.71% 36,411
84 Deforest 87.64% 9,663
85 Hales Corners 87.62% 7,704
86 Greendale 86.83% 14,293
87 Portage 86.77% 10,321
88 Jefferson 86.77% 7,975
89 Elkhorn 86.49% 9,930
90 Ashland 86.32% 7,997
91 Brookfield 86.27% 37,943
92 Watertown 86.22% 23,730
93 Whitefish Bay 85.7% 14,099
94 Ashwaubenon 85.5% 17,141
95 Manitowoc 85.37% 32,939
96 Shorewood 85.32% 13,367
97 Onalaska 85.32% 18,452
98 Pleasant Prairie 85.0% 20,552
99 Fort Atkinson 84.96% 12,429
100 Waupun 84.9% 11,277

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