The 10 Whitest Cities In Alaska For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Alaska.

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 Alaska?

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 Last Frontier.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Alaska for 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Alaska for 2021:

  1. Wasilla
  2. Kenai
  3. Palmer
  4. Juneau
  5. Sitka
  6. Fairbanks
  7. Anchorage
  8. Ketchikan
  9. Kodiak
  10. Bethel

What is the whitest city in Alaska for 2021? According to the most recent census data Wasilla ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Bethel 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Alaska For 2021

1. Wasilla

Wasilla, AK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,071
% White: 76.79%
More on Wasilla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Kenai

Kenai, AK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,742
% White: 71.66%
More on Kenai: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Palmer

Palmer, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,131
% White: 71.29%
More on Palmer: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Juneau

Juneau, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,227
% White: 64.68%
More on Juneau: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Sitka

Sitka, AK

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,640
% White: 61.57%
More on Sitka: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 31,551
% White: 60.17%
More on Fairbanks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Anchorage

Anchorage, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 293,531
% White: 57.9%
More on Anchorage: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Ketchikan

Ketchikan, AK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,228
% White: 54.9%
More on Ketchikan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Kodiak

Kodiak, AK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,022
% White: 38.39%
More on Kodiak: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Bethel

Bethel, AK

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,472
% White: 20.81%
More on Bethel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Alaska for 2021

In order to rank the whitest places in Alaska, 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 Alaska.

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 6,000 people. That left us with 10 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 76.8% to 20.8%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Wasilla took the distinction of being the most White, while Bethel was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Alaska 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.

There You Have It - White Populations Across Alaska

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Alaska according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Alaska:

  1. Bethel
  2. Kodiak
  3. Ketchikan

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alaska

Rank City % White Population
1 Wasilla 76.79% 10,071
2 Kenai 71.66% 7,742
3 Palmer 71.29% 7,131
4 Juneau 64.68% 32,227
5 Sitka 61.57% 8,640
6 Fairbanks 60.17% 31,551
7 Anchorage 57.9% 293,531
8 Ketchikan 54.9% 8,228
9 Kodiak 38.39% 6,022
10 Bethel 20.81% 6,472

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About Chris Kolmar

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