The Whiteness of Pittsburgh #1

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“I have never seen so many white people in my life”-white acquaintance from the southwest on Facebook upon moving to the city.  This is allowed because it is funny, but if he were to move to, say Baltimore, and comment on having never seen so many black people, it would be very unfunny O_o and there would be all kinds of nasty comments.

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game.  I had never seen so many white people in my life.  I wonder if the any of the white people at the game noticed how white it was at the arena.

The city itself is only about 67% white as compared to 87% for the metro area, because pretty much all the black people live in the city.  In some suburbs of Pittsburgh (which approach 100% whiteness), you can go entire days out on the street without seeing a non-white person.

Pittsburgh, #1 in whiteness.

List of USA’s Metro Areas by White Share of Population (2010)

.
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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