These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Wyoming For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Wyoming are whiter than wonder bread.

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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 Wyoming?

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 Equality State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 1,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Wyoming for 2018:

  1. Lyman (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Sundance (Jobs)
  3. Moorcroft (Jobs)
  4. Thermopolis (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Saratoga (Jobs)
  6. Buffalo (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Star Valley Ranch (Jobs)
  8. Upton (Jobs)
  9. Basin (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Kemmerer (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, Rawlins 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.

How we determined the whitest places in Wyoming for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming 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 44 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 1,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 44 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 Wyoming.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Lyman.

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 Wyoming.

1. Lyman

Lyman, Wyoming

Population: 2,197
Percent White: 98.4%
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2. Sundance


Population: 1,310
Percent White: 97.5%
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3. Moorcroft


Population: 1,043
Percent White: 96.0%
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4. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, Wyoming

Population: 2,918
Percent White: 95.3%
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Thermopolis is the largest town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States, and also the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,009.

‘Thermopolis’ is from the Greek for ‘Hot City’. It is home to numerous natural hot springs, in which mineral-laden waters are heated by geothermal processes. The town is named for the hot springs located there.

5. Saratoga


Population: 1,830
Percent White: 92.7%
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6. Buffalo

Buffalo, Wyoming

Population: 4,619
Percent White: 92.3%
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7. Star Valley Ranch


Population: 1,535
Percent White: 92.2%
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8. Upton


Population: 1,081
Percent White: 92.1%
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9. Basin

Basin, Wyoming

Population: 1,551
Percent White: 92.1%
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10. Kemmerer

Kemmerer, Wyoming

Population: 2,710
Percent White: 92.0%
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There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Wyoming

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 Wyoming.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Wyoming for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Lyman 2,197 98.4%
2
Sundance 1,310 97.5%
3
Moorcroft 1,043 96.0%
4
Thermopolis 2,918 95.3%
5
Saratoga 1,830 92.7%
6
Buffalo 4,619 92.3%
7
Star Valley Ranch 1,535 92.2%
8
Upton 1,081 92.1%
9
Basin 1,551 92.1%
10
Kemmerer 2,710 92.0%
11
Sheridan 17,866 90.5%
12
Cody 9,776 90.0%
13
Newcastle 3,503 89.2%
14
Pinedale 2,044 88.6%
15
Bar Nunn 2,682 88.3%
16
Dayton 1,008 87.8%
17
Mills 3,677 87.5%
18
Lusk 1,796 87.1%
19
Mountain View 1,333 86.9%
20
Powell 6,396 86.8%
21
Douglas 6,478 86.8%
22
Afton 1,888 86.2%
23
Casper 59,397 86.1%
24
Gillette 32,033 86.0%
25
Marbleton 1,357 85.6%
26
Torrington 6,759 84.8%
27
Guernsey 1,070 84.2%
28
Glenrock 2,607 82.9%
29
Lander 7,744 82.9%
30
Pine Bluffs 1,159 82.6%
31
Evanston 12,179 82.5%
32
Wheatland 3,633 82.4%
33
Evansville 2,880 81.9%
34
Laramie 32,096 81.4%
35
Wright 2,326 79.6%
36
Green River 12,574 79.5%
37
Riverton 11,044 79.0%
38
Lovell 2,347 78.2%
39
Worland 5,383 77.9%
40
Rock Springs 23,967 77.6%
41
Cheyenne 62,879 77.2%
42
Greybull 1,969 75.8%
43
Jackson 10,279 71.0%
44
Rawlins 9,114 70.2%

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