Whitest Metro Areas (USA)

This is a follow-up to USA: Metropolitanization by Race

Pittsburgh is cool now”, asserts an article discussed by Steve Sailer.

Sailer says that Pittsburgh’s non-diversity works in its favor.

In so doing, Sailer is making an implicit reference to the mechanics behind the widely-mocked term ‘vibrant’, which, as a code for ‘Nonwhite’, implies that Whites lack cultural ‘vibrancy’ (whatever that means, exactly). Pittsburgh shows, yet again, that this is wrong.

The 2010 census found 51 metro areas in the USA with over one million residents. “Cool” Pittsburgh is, in fact — by a wide margin — the whitest of them all. The full list:
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List of USA’s Metro Areas by White Share of Population (2010)

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Rank
% White .
Metropolitan Area (of over 1-million population)
1 86.9% Pittsburgh, PA
2 81.5% Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
3 78.8% Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
4 78.8% Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
5 78.5% Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
6 78.0% Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
7 77.1% Rochester, NY
8 75.6% Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
9 75.6% Columbus, OH
10 74.9% St. Louis, MO-IL
11 74.8% Salt Lake City, UT
12 74.4% Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
13 74.1% Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
14 73.8% Kansas City, MO-KS
15 73.5% Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
16 71.0% Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
17 70.0% Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
18 67.9% Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
19 67.6% Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
20 67.4% Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
21 66.2% Oklahoma City, OK
22 66.0% Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
23 64.9% Jacksonville, FL
24 64.8% Birmingham-Hoover, AL
25 63.8% Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
26 63.7% Denver-Aurora- Broomfield, CO
27 62.4% Raleigh-Cary, NC
28 60.3% Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
29 59.4% Baltimore-Towson, MD
30 59.3% Richmond, VA
31 56.4% Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
32 56.1% Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
33 53.6% Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA
34 53.5% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
35 53.0% New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
36 52.4% Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
37 51.0% Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
38 49.6% Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
39 48.5% Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
40 47.1% Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
41 46.0% San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
42 45.9% Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
43 45.8% Memphis, TN-MS-AR
44 45.6% New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
45 40.6% San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
46 37.2% Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
47 33.2% San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
48 33.0% Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
49 32.9% San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
50 32.4% Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
51 28.7% Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA

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Data Source: The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Population “Table 23: Metropolitan Statistical Areas–Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin”
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These 51 metropolitan areas of one-million-plus residents have a cumulative total of:
— 90.0 million Whites (or 45.7% of total Whites in the USA).
— 77.1 million Nonwhites (or 68.9% of total Nonwhites in the USA).

See USA Metropolitanization by Race for more.
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  3. Bill says:

    Not only that, but Pittsburgh is the 17th most segregated Metro area in the US.

    • Hail says:

      Thank you for this interesting data.

      It seems they rank the 100 largest Metro areas by level of housing segregation between Whites and various Nonwhite groups.

      A Segregation-Score of 0 means total integration,
      A Segregation-Score of 100 means total segregation.

      Pittsburgh’s Segregation Scores, late 2000s
      White-Black: 68 [#16/100] — Top in the USA=81
      White-Hispanic: 49 [#37/100] — Top in the USA=64
      White-Asian: 60 [#1/100] — Top in the USA=60

      Only seven metro areas have White-Black segregation scores at least five points higher than Pittsburgh’s:

      81 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
      80 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
      79 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
      78 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
      76 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
      74 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
      73 St. Louis, MO-IL

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