These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Oregon For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Oregon 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 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 2018:

  1. Sweet Home (Photos)
  2. Florence (Photos)
  3. Scappoose (Photos)
  4. Lebanon (Photos)
  5. Baker City (Photos)
  6. Dallas (Photos)
  7. Sutherlin (Photos)
  8. Roseburg (Photos)
  9. Junction City (Photos)
  10. La Grande (Photos)

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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How we determined the whitest places in Oregon for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Oregon 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 77 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 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 77 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 Oregon.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sweet Home.

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 Oregon.

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1. Sweet Home

Sweet Home, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,171
Percent White: 92.8%

2. Florence

Florence, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,597
Percent White: 92.7%

3. Scappoose

Scappoose, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,901
Percent White: 91.7%

4. Lebanon

Lebanon, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,162
Percent White: 91.1%

5. Baker City

Baker City, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,757
Percent White: 91.1%

6. Dallas

Dallas, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,175
Percent White: 90.4%

7. Sutherlin

Sutherlin, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,883
Percent White: 90.3%

8. Roseburg

Roseburg, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,201
Percent White: 88.2%

9. Junction City

Junction City, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,735
Percent White: 87.9%

10. La Grande

La Grande, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,079
Percent White: 87.8%

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

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 Oregon.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Oregon for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Sweet Home 1 9,171 92.8%
Florence 2 8,597 92.7%
Scappoose 3 6,901 91.7%
Lebanon 4 16,162 91.1%
Baker City 5 9,757 91.1%
Dallas 6 15,175 90.4%
Sutherlin 7 7,883 90.3%
Roseburg 8 22,201 88.2%
Junction City 9 5,735 87.9%
La Grande 10 13,079 87.8%
Ashland 11 21,002 87.5%
Damascus 12 10,842 87.4%
Sandy 13 10,369 87.2%
Eagle Point 14 8,790 87.1%
Bend 15 84,416 87.0%
Silverton 16 9,585 86.6%
Lake Oswego 17 38,065 86.0%
Winston 18 5,364 85.9%
Grants Pass 19 36,776 85.8%
West Linn 20 26,242 85.7%
Oregon City 21 35,057 85.7%
Warrenton 22 5,260 85.5%
Talent 23 6,323 85.5%
Prineville 24 9,419 85.2%
Seaside 25 6,514 85.0%
Milwaukie 26 20,643 84.4%
Central Point 27 17,793 83.6%
St. Helens 28 13,169 83.2%
Astoria 29 9,595 82.9%
Sherwood 30 18,965 82.7%
Gladstone 31 11,850 82.5%
Brookings 32 6,390 82.5%
Creswell 33 5,154 82.0%
Coos Bay 34 16,129 81.8%
Molalla 35 8,867 81.7%
Cottage Grove 36 9,889 81.6%
North Bend 37 9,635 81.0%
Tillamook 38 5,063 81.0%
Redmond 39 27,998 80.9%
Pendleton 40 16,861 80.9%
Springfield 41 60,611 80.8%
Albany 42 51,919 80.7%
Newberg 43 22,749 80.5%
Eugene 44 161,649 79.4%
Lincoln City 45 8,452 79.4%
Corvallis 46 55,766 77.9%
Medford 47 78,856 77.9%
The Dalles 48 15,276 76.9%
Troutdale 49 16,535 76.4%
Klamath Falls 50 21,322 76.3%
Wilsonville 51 21,814 75.3%
Fairview 52 9,215 75.2%
Canby 53 17,218 74.8%
Tigard 54 50,787 74.4%
Monmouth 55 9,919 74.0%
Newport 56 10,139 73.9%
Tualatin 57 27,024 73.6%
Keizer 58 37,497 73.3%
Sheridan 59 6,054 73.1%
Stayton 60 7,875 72.9%
Mcminnville 61 33,724 72.3%
Portland 62 620,589 71.6%
Happy Valley 63 17,474 70.0%
Hood River 64 7,476 69.6%
Forest Grove 65 23,214 68.8%
Salem 66 161,975 68.8%
Gresham 67 110,042 65.7%
Beaverton 68 94,865 65.4%
Independence 69 8,982 64.7%
Hermiston 70 17,150 62.4%
Hillsboro 71 100,462 59.4%
Ontario 72 11,045 54.5%
Milton-Freewater 73 7,059 49.5%
Umatilla 74 6,986 48.7%
Madras 75 6,504 48.7%
Cornelius 76 12,241 41.6%
Woodburn 77 24,765 39.6%

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