These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Washington In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fourth 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 2019.

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

  1. Port Townsend (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Clarkston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Liberty Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Anacortes (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Spokane Valley (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Bainbridge Island (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Lynden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Battle Ground (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Normandy Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Ocean Shores (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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How we determined the whitest places in Washington for 2019

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 91.0% to 9.2%.

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.

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.

Port Townsend, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,315
% White: 90.95%
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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.

Clarkston, WA

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,344
% White: 89.87%
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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.

Liberty Lake, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,905
% White: 89.66%
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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.

Anacortes, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,425
% White: 89.49%
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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.

Spokane Valley, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 94,424
% White: 87.98%
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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.

Bainbridge Island, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 23,689
% White: 87.09%
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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.

Lynden, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 13,452
% White: 87.01%
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Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Named and established in 1874 near the site of the Nooksack Indian village Squahalish, the city of Lynden began as a pioneer settlement headed by Holden and Phoebe Judson.

Battle Ground, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,439
% White: 86.99%
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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.

Normandy Park, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,634
% White: 86.84%
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Normandy Park is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,335 at the 2010 census.

Ocean Shores, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,714
% White: 86.65%
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Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,569 at the 2010 census.

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 90.95% 9,315
2 Clarkston 89.87% 7,344
3 Liberty Lake 89.66% 8,905
4 Anacortes 89.49% 16,425
5 Spokane Valley 87.98% 94,424
6 Bainbridge Island 87.09% 23,689
7 Lynden 87.01% 13,452
8 Battle Ground 86.99% 19,439
9 Normandy Park 86.84% 6,634
10 Ocean Shores 86.65% 5,714
11 Washougal 86.62% 15,241
12 Selah 86.37% 7,652
13 Gig Harbor 84.83% 8,651
14 Duvall 84.52% 7,683
15 Hoquiam 84.52% 8,416
16 Stanwood 83.49% 6,825
17 Port Angeles 83.38% 19,419
18 Bonney Lake 83.15% 19,560
19 Arlington 82.31% 18,884
20 Camas 82.31% 22,086
21 West Richland 82.26% 13,797
22 Milton 81.93% 7,481
23 Snohomish 81.85% 9,713
24 Orting 81.74% 7,460
25 Spokane 81.46% 212,982
26 Edgewood 81.46% 10,165
27 Brier 81.01% 6,697
28 Woodinville 81.0% 11,675
29 North Bend 80.75% 6,645
30 Woodland 80.64% 5,765
31 Tumwater 80.45% 22,005
32 Enumclaw 79.76% 11,670
33 Longview 79.75% 36,740
34 Maple Valley 79.42% 25,375
35 Edmonds 79.17% 41,309
36 Chehalis 78.6% 7,337
37 Bellingham 78.51% 85,388
38 Ellensburg 78.46% 19,307
39 Olympia 78.46% 49,928
40 Snoqualmie 78.39% 12,944
41 Richland 78.35% 53,991
42 Lake Forest Park 78.29% 13,247
43 Sequim 78.13% 6,819
44 Centralia 77.51% 16,771
45 College Place 77.28% 9,041
46 Lake Stevens 77.2% 31,022
47 Cheney 77.18% 11,735
48 Poulsbo 76.75% 10,005
49 Sedro-Woolley 76.45% 11,360
50 Kelso 76.31% 11,864
51 Puyallup 75.64% 39,637
52 Sumner 74.85% 9,789
53 Marysville 74.81% 66,178
54 Kenmore 74.77% 22,154
55 Ephrata 74.53% 7,956
56 Ferndale 73.96% 13,171
57 Shelton 73.88% 9,882
58 Pullman 73.11% 32,382
59 Vancouver 72.87% 171,393
60 Kirkland 72.59% 86,772
61 Mercer Island 72.37% 24,768
62 Port Orchard 71.67% 13,476
63 Bremerton 70.83% 39,584
64 Yelm 70.81% 8,425
65 Covington 70.74% 19,918
66 Aberdeen 70.16% 16,281
67 Mukilteo 69.48% 21,101
68 Steilacoom 69.01% 6,199
69 Mill Creek 68.66% 19,706
70 Dupont 68.64% 9,303
71 Monroe 68.34% 18,149
72 Fircrest 68.03% 6,666
73 Bothell 66.8% 44,082
74 Burlington 66.66% 8,590
75 Walla Walla 66.53% 32,585
76 Airway Heights 66.32% 8,017
77 Lacey 65.94% 46,655
78 Seattle 65.26% 688,245
79 Everett 65.24% 107,560
80 University Place 64.87% 32,528
81 Mountlake Terrace 64.8% 20,922
82 Kennewick 64.72% 78,858
83 Shoreline 64.71% 55,431
84 Issaquah 64.65% 35,629
85 Sammamish 64.09% 62,877
86 East Wenatchee 63.67% 13,624
87 Wenatchee 63.15% 33,544
88 Oak Harbor 62.79% 22,527
89 Newcastle 60.45% 11,346
90 Tacoma 60.26% 207,280
91 Moses Lake 59.92% 22,038
92 Auburn 59.5% 77,440
93 Prosser 58.61% 5,967
94 Mount Vernon 57.29% 33,787
95 Pacific 56.19% 7,113
96 Lynnwood 54.88% 37,242
97 Des Moines 53.22% 31,080
98 Redmond 52.76% 60,712
99 Bellevue 51.15% 139,014
100 Lakewood 50.83% 59,102

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