These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Wyoming


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 2,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Wyoming:

  1. Thermopolis
  2. Lyman
  3. Kemmerer
  4. Sheridan (Photos)
  5. Mills
  6. Powell (Photos)
  7. Cody (Photos)
  8. Bar Nunn
  9. Buffalo
  10. Afton

If you’re wondering, Jackson is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why.

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How we determined the whitest places in Wyoming

In order to rank the whitest places in Wyoming, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

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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 31 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 2,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 31 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

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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, Thermopolis.

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.

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1. Thermopolis

Thermopolis, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,899
Percent White: 94.8%

2. Lyman

Lyman, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 2,186
Percent White: 92.0%

3. Kemmerer

Kemmerer, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,672
Percent White: 91.8%

4. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,699
Percent White: 90.0%

5. Mills


Population 2014: 3,545
Percent White: 88.9%

6. Powell

Powell, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,365
Percent White: 88.7%

7. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,687
Percent White: 88.6%

8. Bar Nunn


Population 2014: 2,447
Percent White: 88.2%

9. Buffalo

Buffalo, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,620
Percent White: 88.0%

10. Afton

Afton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,065
Percent White: 87.5%

There You Have It

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

City Rank Population Percent White
Thermopolis 1 2,899 94.8%
Lyman 2 2,186 92.0%
Kemmerer 3 2,672 91.8%
Sheridan 4 17,699 90.0%
Mills 5 3,545 88.9%
Powell 6 6,365 88.7%
Cody 7 9,687 88.6%
Bar Nunn 8 2,447 88.2%
Buffalo 9 4,620 88.0%
Afton 10 2,065 87.5%
Douglas 11 6,272 87.5%
Wheatland 12 3,633 87.3%
Newcastle 13 3,495 87.2%
Casper 14 57,815 86.9%
Lovell 15 2,409 86.8%
Gillette 16 31,110 86.2%
Glenrock 17 2,576 85.5%
Wright 18 2,373 85.5%
Torrington 19 6,732 85.2%
Evanston 20 12,253 84.9%
Evansville 21 2,776 83.7%
Green River 22 12,600 83.5%
Laramie 23 31,601 82.9%
Worland 24 5,445 80.7%
Greybull 25 2,116 80.5%
Lander 26 7,627 79.6%
Riverton 27 10,902 77.9%
Cheyenne 28 61,470 76.7%
Rock Springs 29 23,684 76.6%
Rawlins 30 9,198 70.4%
Jackson 31 9,967 67.5%

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