These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Oregon In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Oregon.

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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 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Oregon with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Scappoose (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Sweet Home (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Florence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Sutherlin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Dallas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Baker City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Lebanon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Eagle Point (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. La Grande (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Ashland (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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 2019

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 74 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 91.6% to 40.4%.

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

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.

Scappoose, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,975
% White: 91.6%
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Scappoose is a city in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It was named for a nearby stream, which drains the southern part of the county. The name “Scappoose” is of Native American origin, and is said to mean “gravelly plain.” The population was 6,592 at the 2010 census.

Sweet Home, OR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,289
% White: 91.15%
More on Sweet Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sweet Home is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 8,925 at the 2010 census. According to the city, “Sweet Home is sometimes referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Santiam Playground’ due to its proximity to nearby lakes, rivers and the Cascade Mountains.”

Florence, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,678
% White: 91.07%
More on Florence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Florence is a coastal city in Lane County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It lies at the mouth of the Siuslaw River on the Pacific Ocean and about midway between Newport and Coos Bay along U.S. Route 101. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 8,466.

Sutherlin, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,887
% White: 90.87%
More on Sutherlin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dallas, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,413
% White: 90.37%
More on Dallas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The city of Dallas is the county seat of Polk County, Oregon, United States. The population was 14,583 at the 2010 census.

Baker City, OR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,741
% White: 90.31%
More on Baker City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. It was named after Edward D. Baker, the only U.S. Senator ever killed in military combat. The population was 9,828 at the 2010 census.

Lebanon, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,336
% White: 87.53%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eagle Point, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,858
% White: 87.32%
More on Eagle Point: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eagle Point is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was estimated at 8,624 as of 2012.

La Grande, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,999
% White: 87.08%
More on La Grande: Real Estate | Data | Photos

La Grande is a city in Union County, Oregon, United States. Originally named “Brownsville,” it was forced to change its name because that name was being used for a city in Linn County. Its name comes from an early French settler, Charles Dause, who often used the phrase “La Grande” to describe the area’s beauty. The population was 13,082 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Union County. La Grande lies east of the Blue Mountains and southeast of Pendleton.

Ashland, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,733
% White: 86.98%
More on Ashland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, in the State of Oregon. It lies along Interstate 5 approximately 16 miles north of the California border and near the south end of the Rogue Valley. As of 2015, the city’s population was approaching 21,000.

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. Umatilla

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Oregon

Rank City % White Population
1 Scappoose 91.6% 6,975
2 Sweet Home 91.15% 9,289
3 Florence 91.07% 8,678
4 Sutherlin 90.87% 7,887
5 Dallas 90.37% 15,413
6 Baker City 90.31% 9,741
7 Lebanon 87.53% 16,336
8 Eagle Point 87.32% 8,858
9 La Grande 87.08% 12,999
10 Ashland 86.98% 20,733
11 Roseburg 86.61% 22,013
12 Silverton 86.56% 9,757
13 Brookings 86.11% 6,366
14 Bend 86.07% 87,167
15 Oregon City 85.96% 35,483
16 Sherwood 85.91% 19,107
17 Cottage Grove 85.28% 9,930
18 Sandy 85.05% 10,581
19 Seaside 84.99% 6,542
20 Damascus 84.81% 10,909
21 St. Helens 84.78% 13,254
22 Grants Pass 84.69% 36,687
23 Junction City 84.43% 5,819
24 Talent 84.34% 6,349
25 Astoria 84.25% 9,632
26 Lake Oswego 84.18% 38,212
27 West Linn 83.95% 26,307
28 Winston 82.93% 5,365
29 Central Point 82.88% 17,760
30 Prineville 82.85% 9,515
31 Milwaukie 82.5% 20,627
32 Albany 81.63% 52,007
33 Molalla 81.38% 8,987
34 Coos Bay 80.82% 16,070
35 Redmond 80.8% 28,492
36 Springfield 79.9% 60,823
37 North Bend 79.76% 9,566
38 Newberg 79.64% 22,898
39 Gladstone 78.86% 11,936
40 Pendleton 78.72% 16,709
41 Eugene 78.61% 163,135
42 Canby 78.27% 17,337
43 Lincoln City 77.97% 8,541
44 Corvallis 77.47% 56,224
45 Medford 76.83% 79,246
46 The Dalles 76.56% 15,224
47 Klamath Falls 76.24% 21,113
48 Fairview 75.31% 9,261
49 Wilsonville 75.09% 22,789
50 Newport 74.99% 10,274
51 Tualatin 74.46% 27,135
52 Troutdale 73.86% 16,557
53 Tigard 73.5% 51,355
54 Keizer 72.95% 37,910
55 Mcminnville 71.89% 33,211
56 Portland 70.99% 630,331
57 Sheridan 70.97% 6,049
58 Monmouth 69.96% 9,983
59 Happy Valley 69.36% 18,477
60 Forest Grove 67.72% 23,554
61 Salem 67.57% 163,654
62 Stayton 67.11% 7,927
63 Hood River 66.81% 7,526
64 Gresham 65.33% 110,336
65 Beaverton 64.88% 95,710
66 Independence 64.19% 9,246
67 Hermiston 60.58% 17,241
68 Hillsboro 58.09% 102,396
69 Ontario 52.72% 10,972
70 Madras 50.99% 6,552
71 Milton-Freewater 47.96% 7,051
72 Umatilla 47.32% 7,069
73 Cornelius 41.96% 12,423
74 Woodburn 40.38% 25,067

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