The 10 Whitest Cities In Washington For 2021


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

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 Washington?

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 Evergreen State.

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

Here are the 10 whites places in Washington for 2021:

  1. Stanwood
  2. Liberty Lake
  3. Port Townsend
  4. Battle Ground
  5. Anacortes
  6. Bainbridge Island
  7. Clarkston
  8. Spokane Valley
  9. Gig Harbor
  10. Normandy Park

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

1. Stanwood

Stanwood, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,068
% White: 90.07%
More on Stanwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,836
% White: 89.71%
More on Liberty Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Port Townsend

Port Townsend, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,551
% White: 89.71%
More on Port Townsend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Battle Ground

Battle Ground, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,406
% White: 89.26%
More on Battle Ground: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Anacortes

Anacortes, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,977
% White: 88.79%
More on Anacortes: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 24,486
% White: 88.28%
More on Bainbridge Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Clarkston

Clarkston, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,381
% White: 86.57%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 97,562
% White: 86.01%
More on Spokane Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,854
% White: 85.09%
More on Gig Harbor: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Normandy Park

Normandy Park, WA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,670
% White: 84.96%
More on Normandy Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Washington for 2021

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

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 115 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 90.1% to 9.0%.

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

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

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

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

  1. Toppenish
  2. Sunnyside
  3. Grandview

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Washington

Rank City % White Population
1 Stanwood 90.07% 7,068
2 Liberty Lake 89.71% 9,836
3 Port Townsend 89.71% 9,551
4 Battle Ground 89.26% 20,406
5 Anacortes 88.79% 16,977
6 Bainbridge Island 88.28% 24,486
7 Clarkston 86.57% 7,381
8 Spokane Valley 86.01% 97,562
9 Gig Harbor 85.09% 9,854
10 Normandy Park 84.96% 6,670
11 Woodland 84.6% 6,071
12 Hoquiam 83.74% 8,495
13 Washougal 83.71% 15,769
14 Snohomish 83.49% 9,976
15 Ocean Shores 83.11% 5,975
16 Edgewood 82.82% 11,264
17 Duvall 82.57% 7,901
18 Port Angeles 82.34% 19,832
19 Tumwater 82.07% 22,974
20 Lynden 82.03% 14,281
21 Spokane 81.28% 217,353
22 North Bend 81.03% 6,983
23 Enumclaw 80.8% 11,879
24 Camas 80.77% 23,200
25 Orting 80.38% 8,012
26 Brier 79.99% 6,843
27 West Richland 79.82% 14,495
28 Sequim 79.8% 7,248
29 Snoqualmie 79.25% 13,480
30 Poulsbo 78.94% 10,602
31 Bonney Lake 78.81% 20,707
32 Lake Forest Park 78.81% 13,430
33 Longview 78.74% 37,520
34 Maple Valley 78.58% 26,352
35 Milton 78.3% 7,715
36 Bellingham 78.25% 88,764
37 Arlington 78.21% 19,483
38 Chehalis 78.03% 7,497
39 Richland 77.99% 56,399
40 Woodinville 77.76% 12,383
41 Puyallup 77.72% 40,991
42 Ellensburg 77.41% 20,167
43 Ferndale 76.93% 14,043
44 Edmonds 76.85% 42,040
45 Lake Stevens 76.62% 32,487
46 Yelm 76.51% 8,985
47 Sumner 76.37% 10,053
48 Centralia 76.04% 17,216
49 Olympia 75.91% 51,534
50 Kelso 75.44% 12,123
51 Selah 75.2% 7,856
52 Sedro-Woolley 74.78% 11,739
53 Ephrata 73.5% 8,072
54 Kenmore 73.37% 22,724
55 Marysville 73.08% 68,633
56 Cheney 73.02% 12,165
57 Fircrest 72.74% 6,795
58 College Place 72.62% 9,182
59 Pullman 71.83% 33,598
60 Mercer Island 71.72% 25,675
61 Vancouver 71.46% 180,556
62 Kirkland 71.24% 89,438
63 Aberdeen 70.14% 16,456
64 Shelton 70.02% 10,167
65 Walla Walla 68.22% 32,793
66 Covington 68.12% 20,825
67 Bremerton 67.95% 40,631
68 Port Orchard 67.94% 14,062
69 Airway Heights 67.3% 8,560
70 Mukilteo 67.12% 21,336
71 Dupont 67.07% 9,435
72 Monroe 66.14% 18,865
73 University Place 65.76% 33,326
74 Bothell 65.01% 45,749
75 Kennewick 64.88% 81,479
76 Mill Creek 64.49% 20,553
77 Steilacoom 64.13% 6,303
78 Shoreline 64.12% 56,267
79 Seattle 63.84% 724,305
80 Everett 63.76% 109,766
81 Lacey 63.22% 49,248
82 Burlington 63.2% 8,881
83 East Wenatchee 62.86% 13,960
84 Mountlake Terrace 61.71% 21,210
85 Issaquah 61.4% 37,965
86 Wenatchee 59.79% 34,188
87 Oak Harbor 59.5% 23,089
88 Sammamish 59.01% 64,674
89 Tacoma 58.54% 212,869
90 Mount Vernon 56.9% 35,026
91 Moses Lake 55.28% 23,056
92 Auburn 54.69% 80,134
93 Newcastle 54.18% 11,750
94 Lynnwood 53.13% 38,143
95 Des Moines 51.27% 31,734
96 Redmond 50.79% 65,558
97 Lakewood 50.46% 60,111
98 Bellevue 49.75% 144,403
99 Prosser 48.71% 6,202
100 Burien 47.91% 51,477

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About Chris Kolmar

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