These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Washington For 2018


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

  1. Clarkston (Photos)
  2. Port Townsend (Photos)
  3. Anacortes (Photos)
  4. Spokane Valley (Photos)
  5. Liberty Lake
  6. Ridgefield (Photos)
  7. Bainbridge Island (Photos)
  8. Battle Ground
  9. Duvall (Photos)
  10. Washougal (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Wapato 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 Washington for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Washington 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 118 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 118 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 Washington.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Clarkston.

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 Washington.

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1. Clarkston

Clarkston, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,314
Percent White: 91.2%

2. Port Townsend

Port Townsend, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,286
Percent White: 90.6%

3. Anacortes

Anacortes, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,229
Percent White: 90.0%

4. Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 93,322
Percent White: 88.6%

5. Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,566
Percent White: 87.9%

6. Ridgefield

Ridgefield, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,112
Percent White: 87.6%

7. Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,576
Percent White: 87.0%

8. Battle Ground


Population: 18,987
Percent White: 87.0%

9. Duvall

Duvall, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,534
Percent White: 86.8%

10. Washougal

Washougal, Washington

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,987
Percent White: 86.5%

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

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 Washington.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Washington for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Clarkston 1 7,314 91.2%
Port Townsend 2 9,286 90.6%
Anacortes 3 16,229 90.0%
Spokane Valley 4 93,322 88.6%
Liberty Lake 5 8,566 87.9%
Ridgefield 6 6,112 87.6%
Bainbridge Island 7 23,576 87.0%
Battle Ground 8 18,987 87.0%
Duvall 9 7,534 86.8%
Washougal 10 14,987 86.5%
Ocean Shores 11 5,673 86.2%
Lynden 12 13,204 86.2%
North Bend 13 6,475 85.3%
Camas 14 21,393 85.1%
Port Angeles 15 19,420 84.3%
Edgewood 16 9,862 84.3%
Arlington 17 18,749 84.3%
Stanwood 18 6,685 84.2%
Snohomish 19 9,551 84.2%
Bonney Lake 20 19,022 83.6%
Gig Harbor 21 8,307 83.6%
Milton 22 7,239 83.4%
West Richland 23 13,407 82.8%
Orting 24 7,254 82.2%
Hoquiam 25 8,434 82.1%
Spokane 26 212,078 82.0%
Normandy Park 27 6,598 81.7%
Longview 28 36,720 81.4%
Woodinville 29 11,549 81.1%
Enumclaw 30 11,543 80.5%
Selah 31 7,599 80.0%
Brier 32 6,530 79.9%
Tumwater 33 21,684 79.7%
Ellensburg 34 18,957 79.3%
Lake Stevens 35 30,352 79.2%
Maple Valley 36 25,093 79.2%
College Place 37 8,996 79.1%
Bellingham 38 84,462 79.0%
Olympia 39 49,608 79.0%
Lake Forest Park 40 13,156 78.9%
Richland 41 53,227 78.8%
Edmonds 42 41,020 78.6%
Woodland 43 5,684 78.6%
Centralia 44 16,729 78.4%
Snoqualmie 45 12,510 78.2%
Puyallup 46 39,274 77.7%
Sumner 47 9,691 77.5%
Sedro-Woolley 48 11,225 77.4%
Cheney 49 11,479 77.1%
Sequim 50 6,736 77.1%
Chehalis 51 7,340 77.0%
Kelso 52 11,871 76.8%
Marysville 53 64,955 76.5%
Ferndale 54 12,666 75.1%
Poulsbo 55 9,806 74.8%
Kenmore 56 21,830 74.4%
Shelton 57 9,832 74.2%
Mercer Island 58 24,467 73.7%
Pullman 59 32,176 73.4%
Kirkland 60 85,812 73.4%
Fircrest 61 6,660 73.2%
Vancouver 62 169,982 73.0%
Aberdeen 63 16,335 72.9%
Port Orchard 64 13,265 72.9%
Covington 65 19,172 71.6%
Yelm 66 8,066 71.5%
Mukilteo 67 20,994 71.4%
Bremerton 68 39,388 70.8%
Ephrata 69 7,980 70.2%
Bothell 70 43,153 69.4%
Steilacoom 71 6,175 68.9%
Monroe 72 17,906 68.6%
Mill Creek 73 19,372 67.6%
Issaquah 74 34,728 67.0%
Walla Walla 75 31,952 66.9%
Kennewick 76 77,975 66.5%
Lacey 77 45,644 66.3%
Shoreline 78 55,021 66.2%
Sammamish 79 62,136 66.1%
Seattle 80 668,849 65.7%
Mountlake Terrace 81 20,747 65.4%
University Place 82 32,342 65.3%
East Wenatchee 83 13,589 65.2%
Everett 84 106,580 64.7%
Airway Heights 85 6,523 64.4%
Moses Lake 86 21,846 64.1%
Burlington 87 8,572 63.7%
Oak Harbor 88 22,544 63.6%
Dupont 89 9,224 63.4%
Wenatchee 90 33,257 62.6%
Newcastle 91 11,189 62.1%
Auburn 92 75,607 60.3%
Tacoma 93 205,602 59.7%
Prosser 94 5,860 59.5%
Pacific 95 7,042 58.7%
Mount Vernon 96 33,388 57.1%
Des Moines 97 30,904 54.8%
Lynnwood 98 36,861 54.6%
Redmond 99 59,268 54.2%
Bellevue 100 136,718 52.6%

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