These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Alaska For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Alaska 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 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 1,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Alaska for 2018:

  1. Delta Junction
  2. Soldotna (Photos)
  3. Homer (Photos)
  4. North Pole (Photos)
  5. Houston
  6. Valdez (Photos)
  7. Wasilla (Photos)
  8. Kenai (Photos)
  9. Cordova (Photos)
  10. Palmer (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Hooper Bay 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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How we determined the whitest places in Alaska for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Alaska 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 29 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 29 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 Alaska.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Delta Junction.

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 Alaska.

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1. Delta Junction


Population: 1,050
Percent White: 90.3%

2. Soldotna

Soldotna, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,471
Percent White: 89.9%

3. Homer

Homer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,418
Percent White: 82.1%

4. North Pole

North Pole, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,300
Percent White: 77.8%

5. Houston

Houston, Alaska

Source: Google Maps

Population: 2,028
Percent White: 77.7%

6. Valdez

Valdez, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,930
Percent White: 76.9%

7. Wasilla

Wasilla, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,972
Percent White: 75.9%

8. Kenai

Kenai, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,551
Percent White: 74.6%

9. Cordova

Cordova, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,047
Percent White: 73.0%

10. Palmer

Palmer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,572
Percent White: 72.3%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Alaska

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 Alaska.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alaska for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Delta Junction 1 1,050 90.3%
Soldotna 2 4,471 89.9%
Homer 3 5,418 82.1%
North Pole 4 2,300 77.8%
Houston 5 2,028 77.7%
Valdez 6 3,930 76.9%
Wasilla 7 8,972 75.9%
Kenai 8 7,551 74.6%
Cordova 9 3,047 73.0%
Palmer 10 6,572 72.3%
Seward 11 2,714 68.8%
Wrangell 12 2,401 66.4%
Juneau 13 32,524 65.7%
Craig 14 1,257 64.4%
Sitka 15 8,921 62.1%
Anchorage 16 299,321 59.8%
Fairbanks 17 32,578 58.1%
Ketchikan 18 8,189 56.1%
Kodiak 19 6,272 34.7%
Nome 20 3,782 28.7%
Dillingham 21 2,296 27.5%
Unalaska 22 4,710 27.2%
Bethel 23 6,365 23.4%
Kotzebue 24 3,288 20.7%
Sand Point 25 1,248 15.7%
Barrow 26 4,316 11.0%
King Cove 27 1,080 10.7%
Chevak 28 1,194 5.5%
Hooper Bay 29 1,114 3.9%

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