The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Alaska For 2023

The hippiest cities in Alaska are Homer and Palmer for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Alaska.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Last Frontier where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Alaska, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

After analyzing all cities with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list of the 10 best cities for hippies in Alaska:

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  1. Homer
  2. Palmer
  3. Wasilla
  4. Kodiak
  5. Kenai
  6. Fairbanks
  7. Bethel
  8. Ketchikan
  9. Juneau
  10. Sitka

What’s the hippiest city in Alaska? The hippiest city in Alaska is Homer.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

Homer, AK

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Population: 5,229
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Palmer, AK

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Population: 6,250
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Wasilla, AK

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Population: 8,406
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Kodiak, AK

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Population: 6,280
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Kenai, AK

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Population: 7,348
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Fairbanks, AK

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Population: 32,100
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Bethel, AK

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Population: 6,295
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Ketchikan, AK

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Population: 8,173
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Juneau, AK

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Population: 32,200
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Sitka, AK

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Population: 8,957
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in Alaska

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Alaska, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2017-2021 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 10 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Alaska.” We’re looking at you, Homer.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of Alaska

If you’re measuring the locations in Alaska where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Alaska:

  1. Sitka
  2. Juneau
  3. Ketchikan

For more Alaska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In Alaska

Rank City Population
1 Homer 5,229
2 Palmer 6,250
3 Wasilla 8,406
4 Kodiak 6,280
5 Kenai 7,348
6 Fairbanks 32,100
7 Bethel 6,295
8 Ketchikan 8,173
9 Juneau 32,200
10 Sitka 8,957
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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