These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Alabama 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 Alabama?

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 Heart of Dixie.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Alabama for 2018:

  1. Orange Beach (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Mountain Brook (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Arab (Jobs)
  4. Southside (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Glencoe (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Cullman (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Vestavia Hills (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Fairhope (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Trussville (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Chelsea (Photos | Jobs)

If you’re wondering, Tuskegee 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.

How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Alabama, 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 Alabama 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 105 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 105 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 Alabama.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Orange Beach.

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 Alabama.

1. Orange Beach

Orange Beach, Alabama

Population: 5,791
Percent White: 96.2%
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2. Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, Alabama

Population: 20,532
Percent White: 95.8%
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Mountain Brook is a town in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and an upper-middle-class suburb of Birmingham. Its estimated 2015 population is 20,691. It is one of the state’s most affluent places.

3. Arab


Population: 8,247
Percent White: 94.8%
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Arab is a city in Marshall and Cullman counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Alabama, located 10 miles from Guntersville Lake and Guntersville Dam, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,050.

4. Southside

Southside, Alabama

Population: 8,563
Percent White: 93.5%
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Southside is a city in Etowah and Calhoun counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is included in the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. It incorporated in 1957. The population was 8,412 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. Located 8 to 12 miles south of downtown Gadsden, Southside is one of the fastest growing cities in northeast Alabama.

5. Glencoe

Glencoe, Alabama

Population: 5,122
Percent White: 89.9%
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Glencoe is a city in Calhoun and Etowah counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city incorporated in 1939.

6. Cullman

Cullman, Alabama

Population: 15,156
Percent White: 89.4%
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Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located along Interstate 65, about 50 miles north of Birmingham and about 55 miles south of Huntsville. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 14,775, with an estimated population of 15,496 in 2016.

7. Vestavia Hills

Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Population: 34,243
Percent White: 89.3%
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Vestavia Hills is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in the State of Alabama. It is a suburb of the city of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, its population was 34,033, up from 24,476 in 2000. It moved up from the fifth largest city in Jefferson County in 2000 to the third largest in 2010, behind Birmingham and Hoover.

8. Fairhope

Fairhope, Alabama

Population: 17,996
Percent White: 88.4%
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Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. The 2010 census lists the population of the city as 15,326. Fairhope is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley micropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County. In 2016, Fairhope was named the best small town in the South by Southern Living magazine.

9. Trussville

Trussville, Alabama

Population: 20,872
Percent White: 87.7%
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Trussville is a city in Jefferson and St. Clair counties in the State of Alabama. It is a suburb of Birmingham and part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its estimated 2015 population was 21,023.

10. Chelsea

Chelsea, Alabama

Population: 11,706
Percent White: 87.6%
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There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Alabama

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 Alabama.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alabama for 2018

Rank City Population Percent White
1
Orange Beach 5,791 96.2%
2
Mountain Brook 20,532 95.8%
3
Arab 8,247 94.8%
4
Southside 8,563 93.5%
5
Glencoe 5,122 89.9%
6
Cullman 15,156 89.4%
7
Vestavia Hills 34,243 89.3%
8
Fairhope 17,996 88.4%
9
Trussville 20,872 87.7%
10
Chelsea 11,706 87.6%
11
Hamilton 6,784 87.6%
12
Gulf Shores 11,252 87.4%
13
Hartselle 14,475 86.7%
14
Scottsboro 14,748 86.4%
15
Smiths Station 5,235 85.2%
16
Robertsdale 5,776 84.9%
17
Rainbow City 9,590 84.9%
18
Satsuma 6,159 84.4%
19
Moody 12,464 84.1%
20
Spanish Fort 7,825 83.7%
21
Pell City 13,489 83.5%
22
Gardendale 13,750 82.8%
23
Pinson 7,451 82.1%
24
Saraland 13,778 81.9%
25
Guntersville 8,360 81.4%
26
Muscle Shoals 13,585 79.6%
27
Opp 6,635 79.3%
28
Helena 17,630 79.2%
29
Jasper 14,137 78.6%
30
Daphne 24,295 78.6%
31
Homewood 25,652 78.1%
32
Boaz 9,639 77.0%
33
Tallassee 5,657 76.3%
34
Foley 16,741 76.2%
35
Pelham 22,596 75.4%
36
Oxford 21,202 74.9%
37
Florence 39,938 74.8%
38
Prattville 35,107 74.8%
39
Clay 9,659 74.4%
40
Attalla 5,934 73.9%
41
Alabaster 32,269 73.8%
42
Tuscumbia 8,506 72.8%
43
Lincoln 6,429 72.5%
44
Madison 46,396 71.5%
45
Fultondale 8,854 71.4%
46
Leeds 11,701 71.1%
47
Jacksonville 12,827 70.7%
48
Hoover 84,100 70.2%
49
Sheffield 9,067 70.1%
50
Fort Payne 14,101 69.5%
51
Northport 24,544 69.5%
52
Andalusia 9,042 69.3%
53
Albertville 21,434 69.3%
54
Athens 24,461 69.2%
55
Auburn 60,318 69.1%
56
Millbrook 15,045 69.1%
57
Clanton 8,730 68.5%
58
Pike Road 7,790 67.8%
59
Montevallo 6,633 66.4%
60
Wetumpka 7,654 66.3%
61
Enterprise 28,025 65.9%
62
Calera 12,839 65.9%
63
Oneonta 6,645 64.3%
64
Childersburg 5,062 63.1%
65
Hueytown 15,797 62.4%
66
Decatur 55,419 62.0%
67
Daleville 5,160 61.3%
68
Ozark 14,721 60.6%
69
Dothan 68,066 60.4%
70
Sylacauga 12,696 59.4%
71
Huntsville 188,973 58.7%
72
Valley 9,439 57.4%
73
Bay Minette 9,019 57.2%
74
Gadsden 36,235 55.9%
75
Roanoke 5,987 54.0%
76
Alexander City 14,859 53.8%
77
Troy 18,944 53.7%
78
Jackson 5,002 52.8%
79
Chickasaw 5,955 52.3%
80
Irondale 12,388 52.0%
81
Brewton 5,435 51.3%
82
Opelika 29,030 51.1%
83
Tuscaloosa 96,352 50.2%
84
Russellville 9,804 48.2%
85
Phenix City 36,990 46.2%
86
Pleasant Grove 10,284 46.1%
87
Talladega 15,793 45.8%
88
Atmore 10,067 44.7%
89
Anniston 22,441 44.3%
90
Mobile 193,717 43.6%
91
Eufaula 12,688 43.0%
92
Demopolis 7,167 41.5%
93
Greenville 7,896 40.8%
94
Monroeville 6,203 37.6%
95
Lanett 6,454 33.6%
96
Montgomery 201,717 33.1%
97
Tarrant 6,271 32.4%
98
Center Point 16,711 28.4%
99
Bessemer 26,856 23.2%
100
Birmingham 212,424 22.6%

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