Whitest Cities In Washington For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Washington.

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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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Washington for 2020:

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

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 2020

Port Townsend, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,428
% White: 90.5%
More on Port Townsend: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Port Townsend is a city in Jefferson County, Washington, United States. The population was 9,113 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.3% over the 2000 census. It is the county seat and only incorporated city of Jefferson County. In addition to its natural scenery at the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, the city is also known for the many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boatbuilders and related industries and crafts. The Port Townsend Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

Liberty Lake, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,382
% White: 88.88%
More on Liberty Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Liberty Lake is an incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, on the Idaho state line. Liberty Lake is a suburb of Spokane, Washington. Thus, it is situated between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The population was 7,591 at the 2010 census.

Gig Harbor, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,382
% White: 88.7%
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Gig Harbor is the name of both a bay on Puget Sound and a city on its shore in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 7,126 at the 2010 census.

Clarkston, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,360
% White: 88.17%
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Clarkston is a city in Asotin County, Washington, United States. It is part of the Lewiston metropolitan area, and is located west of Lewiston, Idaho, across the Snake River.

Anacortes, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,725
% White: 88.13%
More on Anacortes: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington, United States. The name “Anacortes” is an adaptation of the name of Anne Curtis Bowman, who was the wife of early Fidalgo Island settler Amos Bowman. Anacortes’ population was 15,778 at the time of the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Duvall, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,811
% White: 87.12%
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Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on SR 203, halfway between Monroe and Carnation. The population consists of 7,674 people as of 2015.

Spokane Valley, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 96,070
% White: 87.01%
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Spokane Valley is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, and the largest suburb of Spokane. It is located east of Spokane, west of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and surrounds the town of Millwood on three sides. The city incorporated as the City of Spokane Valley on March 31, 2003. The Washington State Office of Financial Management estimates the city-s population as 94,919 as of 2015. Spokane Valley is named after the valley of the Spokane River, in which it is located. Before becoming an incorporated city, the area was and still is referred to as “The Valley” by residents of the Spokane Metro Area.

Battle Ground, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,932
% White: 86.66%
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Battle Ground is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 17,571 at the 2010 census. Between 2000 and 2005, Battle Ground ranked fourth in the state for population growth, out of 279 eligible incorperated communities.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 24,060
% White: 86.65%
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Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. The population was 23,025 at the 2010 census, making Bainbridge Island the second largest city in Kitsap County.

Washougal, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 15,484
% White: 86.32%
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Washougal is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 14,095 as of the 2010 Census.

How we determined the whitest places in Washington for 2020

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 90.5% to 8.9%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Port Townsend 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 Port Townsend 90.5% 9,428
2 Liberty Lake 88.88% 9,382
3 Gig Harbor 88.7% 9,382
4 Clarkston 88.17% 7,360
5 Anacortes 88.13% 16,725
6 Duvall 87.12% 7,811
7 Spokane Valley 87.01% 96,070
8 Battle Ground 86.66% 19,932
9 Bainbridge Island 86.65% 24,060
10 Washougal 86.32% 15,484
11 Lynden 85.51% 13,862
12 Normandy Park 84.85% 6,678
13 Hoquiam 84.49% 8,454
14 Stanwood 84.48% 6,973
15 Selah 84.3% 7,766
16 Edgewood 83.94% 10,599
17 West Richland 83.77% 14,187
18 Port Angeles 83.18% 19,615
19 Ocean Shores 82.94% 5,814
20 Enumclaw 82.49% 11,768
21 Brier 82.27% 6,819
22 Camas 82.08% 22,615
23 Woodland 82.02% 5,912
24 Snohomish 81.97% 9,875
25 Tumwater 81.71% 22,500
26 North Bend 81.7% 6,830
27 Spokane 81.37% 214,804
28 Milton 81.04% 7,543
29 Bonney Lake 80.94% 20,313
30 Maple Valley 80.63% 25,953
31 Orting 80.54% 7,732
32 Arlington 80.2% 19,154
33 Longview 80.14% 37,092
34 Sumner 80.02% 9,898
35 Sequim 79.45% 7,100
36 Lake Forest Park 78.97% 13,378
37 Chehalis 78.51% 7,404
38 Snoqualmie 78.42% 13,317
39 Sedro-Woolley 78.41% 11,579
40 Woodinville 78.15% 12,026
41 Edmonds 78.02% 41,770
42 Bellingham 77.66% 87,071
43 Richland 77.54% 55,043
44 Ellensburg 76.58% 19,799
45 Olympia 76.52% 50,836
46 Cheney 76.49% 11,962
47 Lake Stevens 76.39% 31,778
48 Puyallup 76.26% 40,305
49 Centralia 75.64% 16,932
50 Poulsbo 75.59% 10,301
51 College Place 75.19% 9,136
52 Ferndale 74.86% 13,622
53 Kelso 74.74% 11,983
54 Kenmore 74.63% 22,546
55 Yelm 74.56% 8,772
56 Marysville 74.34% 67,567
57 Vancouver 72.07% 178,413
58 Pullman 72.06% 33,050
59 Shelton 72.02% 9,996
60 Kirkland 71.96% 88,079
61 Fircrest 71.79% 6,711
62 Mercer Island 71.49% 25,492
63 Aberdeen 70.39% 16,359
64 Ephrata 70.29% 8,050
65 Monroe 70.01% 18,503
66 Bremerton 69.81% 40,220
67 Covington 68.67% 20,447
68 Mill Creek 68.55% 20,164
69 Dupont 67.79% 9,379
70 Bothell 67.66% 44,994
71 Mukilteo 67.42% 21,264
72 Steilacoom 67.42% 6,270
73 Walla Walla 67.38% 32,731
74 Port Orchard 67.37% 13,788
75 Airway Heights 66.43% 8,285
76 Shoreline 65.5% 56,020
77 University Place 65.38% 32,907
78 Kennewick 65.35% 80,204
79 East Wenatchee 64.88% 13,817
80 Lacey 64.8% 47,852
81 Seattle 64.53% 708,823
82 Issaquah 63.72% 36,938
83 Mountlake Terrace 63.58% 21,106
84 Everett 63.51% 108,941
85 Burlington 63.04% 8,743
86 Wenatchee 61.98% 34,094
87 Sammamish 60.94% 64,049
88 Oak Harbor 59.35% 22,820
89 Moses Lake 59.29% 22,663
90 Tacoma 58.69% 210,103
91 Newcastle 56.76% 11,559
92 Auburn 56.63% 79,110
93 Mount Vernon 56.12% 34,504
94 Prosser 54.18% 6,076
95 Lynnwood 53.0% 37,671
96 Des Moines 51.61% 31,518
97 Pacific 51.18% 7,177
98 Redmond 51.07% 63,197
99 Lakewood 50.95% 59,606
100 Bellevue 49.78% 142,242

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