The 10 Whitest Cities In Oregon For 2021


We used science and data to determine which cities in Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 Oregon?

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 Beaver State.

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

Here are the 10 whites places in Oregon for 2021:

  1. Sutherlin
  2. Florence
  3. Dallas
  4. Baker City
  5. Eagle Point
  6. Sweet Home
  7. Seaside
  8. Scappoose
  9. Oregon City
  10. Roseburg

What is the whitest city in Oregon for 2021? According to the most recent census data Sutherlin ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Woodburn 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 Oregon For 2021

1. Sutherlin

Sutherlin, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,033
% White: 91.07%
More on Sutherlin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Florence

Florence, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,921
% White: 89.98%
More on Florence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Dallas

Dallas, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,168
% White: 89.59%
More on Dallas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Baker City

Baker City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,752
% White: 89.35%
More on Baker City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Eagle Point

Eagle Point, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,154
% White: 88.47%
More on Eagle Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Sweet Home

Sweet Home, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,619
% White: 87.43%
More on Sweet Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Seaside

Seaside, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,737
% White: 87.15%
More on Seaside: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Scappoose

Scappoose, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,270
% White: 86.92%
More on Scappoose: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Oregon City

Oregon City, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 36,492
% White: 86.79%
More on Oregon City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Roseburg

Roseburg, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 23,083
% White: 86.77%
More on Roseburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Oregon for 2021

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

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 5,000 people. That left us with 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 91.1% to 39.5%.

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Oregon 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 Oregon

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

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

  1. Woodburn
  2. Cornelius
  3. Milton-Freewater

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Oregon

Rank City % White Population
1 Sutherlin 91.07% 8,033
2 Florence 89.98% 8,921
3 Dallas 89.59% 16,168
4 Baker City 89.35% 9,752
5 Eagle Point 88.47% 9,154
6 Sweet Home 87.43% 9,619
7 Seaside 87.15% 6,737
8 Scappoose 86.92% 7,270
9 Oregon City 86.79% 36,492
10 Roseburg 86.77% 23,083
11 Sherwood 86.29% 19,625
12 Brookings 86.25% 6,431
13 Lebanon 86.15% 16,870
14 Silverton 85.98% 10,242
15 Ashland 85.8% 21,056
16 Bend 85.49% 93,917
17 St. Helens 84.93% 13,559
18 La Grande 84.76% 13,310
19 Junction City 84.73% 6,053
20 Grants Pass 84.69% 37,545
21 Winston 83.25% 5,416
22 Milwaukie 83.05% 21,009
23 Sandy 82.96% 11,070
24 Lake Oswego 82.76% 39,127
25 Cottage Grove 81.96% 10,182
26 Coos Bay 81.95% 16,229
27 Prineville 81.76% 10,035
28 Redmond 81.72% 30,167
29 North Bend 81.61% 9,652
30 West Linn 81.6% 26,656
31 Astoria 81.5% 9,836
32 Albany 81.05% 53,521
33 Lincoln City 81.01% 8,826
34 Central Point 80.01% 18,376
35 Springfield 79.78% 62,077
36 Molalla 79.67% 9,155
37 Gladstone 79.22% 12,170
38 Eugene 77.9% 168,302
39 Newberg 77.55% 23,396
40 Pendleton 76.99% 16,733
41 Klamath Falls 76.42% 21,335
42 Corvallis 76.4% 58,028
43 Medford 76.21% 81,145
44 Wilsonville 75.78% 24,073
45 Canby 75.67% 17,695
46 Hood River 74.82% 7,715
47 Talent 74.66% 6,503
48 The Dalles 74.48% 15,448
49 Keizer 73.61% 38,980
50 Tigard 72.84% 53,312
51 Tualatin 72.3% 27,527
52 Mcminnville 71.55% 34,010
53 Stayton 71.37% 8,130
54 Newport 70.94% 10,559
55 Portland 70.56% 645,291
56 Troutdale 70.29% 16,466
57 Sheridan 69.59% 6,122
58 Happy Valley 69.46% 20,971
59 Monmouth 69.43% 10,282
60 Forest Grove 68.23% 24,457
61 Salem 66.88% 169,259
62 Fairview 66.31% 9,363
63 Beaverton 63.76% 97,861
64 Gresham 63.12% 110,494
65 Independence 58.48% 9,842
66 Hillsboro 55.46% 106,543
67 Hermiston 51.12% 17,423
68 Ontario 50.8% 10,966
69 Umatilla 50.03% 7,162
70 Madras 48.31% 6,777
71 Milton-Freewater 45.03% 7,037
72 Cornelius 40.92% 12,638
73 Woodburn 39.54% 25,738

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About Chris Kolmar

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