PBS Series: Welcome to Coeur d'Alene, One of the Whitest Places in America


When the PBS series America By the Numbers airs this Thursday, Oct. 16, on Idaho Public Television, it will share with the nation what much of Idaho already knows: The city of Coeur d'Alene is one of the whitest communities in the U.S.

While the national percentage of whites in the U.S. is somewhere around 63 percent, the percentage of whites in Coeur d'Alene is 95 percent.

"We visit Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—a town that successfully ousted the Aryan Nations in 2000, but remains overwhelmingly white. We explore both the allure and the complexity of living in a homogenous community," says the broadcast, which will air this Thursday at 7 p.m. on IdahoPTV's World Channel.