The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Alabama for 2022:

  1. Mountain Brook
  2. Orange Beach
  3. Glencoe
  4. Southside
  5. Gulf Shores
  6. Arab
  7. Fairhope
  8. Chelsea
  9. Trussville
  10. Hamilton

What is the whitest city in Alabama for 2022? According to the most recent census data Mountain Brook ranks as the whitest. 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.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2022

1. Mountain Brook

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,178
% White: 97.75%
More on Mountain Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Brook, AL

2. Orange Beach

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,130
% White: 97.62%
More on Orange Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Orange Beach, AL

3. Glencoe

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,125
% White: 94.22%
More on Glencoe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Glencoe, AL

4. Southside

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,801
% White: 93.82%
More on Southside: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southside, AL

5. Gulf Shores

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,550
% White: 93.46%
More on Gulf Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gulf Shores, AL

6. Arab

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,405
% White: 90.11%
More on Arab: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arab, AL

7. Fairhope

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,035
% White: 88.52%
More on Fairhope: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fairhope, AL

8. Chelsea

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,599
% White: 88.5%
More on Chelsea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chelsea, AL

9. Trussville

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,590
% White: 88.44%
More on Trussville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trussville, AL

10. Hamilton

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,662
% White: 88.02%
More on Hamilton: Real Estate | Data

Hamilton, AL

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2022

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Alabama.

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 101 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.8% to 2.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Mountain Brook took the distinction of being the most White, while Tuskegee was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Alabama 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.

Summary: White Populations Across Alabama

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Alabama according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Alabama:

  1. Tuskegee
  2. Fairfield
  3. Prichard

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Mountain Brook 97.75% 20,178
2 Orange Beach 97.62% 6,130
3 Glencoe 94.22% 5,125
4 Southside 93.82% 8,801
5 Gulf Shores 93.46% 12,550
6 Arab 90.11% 8,405
7 Fairhope 88.52% 22,035
8 Chelsea 88.5% 13,599
9 Trussville 88.44% 22,590
10 Hamilton 88.02% 6,662
11 Scottsboro 87.83% 14,452
12 Boaz 87.63% 9,587
13 Cullman 87.35% 16,072
14 Moody 85.96% 13,004
15 Pell City 85.36% 14,081
16 Robertsdale 85.06% 6,776
17 Vestavia Hills 84.18% 34,482
18 Satsuma 83.16% 6,163
19 Hartselle 83.15% 14,421
20 Leeds 81.39% 12,555
21 Gardendale 81.06% 14,021
22 Rainbow City 80.95% 9,601
23 Jasper 80.92% 13,584
24 Muscle Shoals 79.96% 14,379
25 Saraland 79.82% 14,561
26 Foley 79.78% 19,337
27 Opp 78.56% 6,405
28 Guntersville 78.29% 8,531
29 Homewood 77.93% 25,170
30 Oneonta 76.6% 6,550
31 Attalla 76.24% 5,885
32 Spanish Fort 75.83% 8,991
33 Daphne 75.12% 26,578
34 Clanton 75.0% 8,719
35 Fort Payne 74.42% 14,063
36 Sheffield 73.42% 8,925
37 Pelham 73.29% 23,707
38 Oxford 72.85% 21,282
39 Florence 72.65% 40,652
40 Prattville 72.11% 36,599
41 Helena 72.08% 18,631
42 Montevallo 71.78% 6,829
43 Madison 71.63% 50,717
44 Northport 69.83% 25,970
45 Jacksonville 69.79% 12,796
46 Athens 69.57% 26,686
47 Alabaster 69.49% 33,373
48 Auburn 68.91% 65,508
49 Andalusia 68.82% 8,719
50 Hoover 68.32% 85,386
51 Millbrook 66.32% 16,037
52 Lincoln 65.51% 6,805
53 Albertville 65.29% 21,620
54 Calera 65.16% 14,327
55 Smiths Station 64.92% 5,821
56 Sylacauga 64.67% 12,132
57 Tuscumbia 63.78% 8,445
58 Pike Road 61.59% 9,745
59 Alexander City 61.58% 14,515
60 Enterprise 61.51% 28,170
61 Clay 60.75% 9,936
62 Decatur 60.66% 54,344
63 Wetumpka 59.01% 8,282
64 Ozark 58.26% 14,350
65 Dothan 57.87% 68,608
66 Fultondale 57.86% 9,247
67 Valley 57.73% 9,195
68 Daleville 56.88% 5,125
69 Brewton 56.56% 5,210
70 Huntsville 56.47% 199,845
71 Hueytown 56.01% 15,446
72 Bay Minette 55.32% 9,297
73 Troy 54.77% 18,995
74 Gadsden 53.97% 35,224
75 Pinson 53.24% 7,108
76 Irondale 52.04% 13,068
77 Roanoke 50.55% 5,931
78 Opelika 50.17% 30,589
79 Tuscaloosa 49.37% 100,633
80 Chickasaw 48.17% 5,757
81 Russellville 47.61% 9,803
82 Eufaula 47.15% 11,878
83 Demopolis 45.88% 6,724
84 Phenix City 43.44% 36,461
85 Talladega 43.36% 15,405
86 Mobile 42.15% 189,994
87 Anniston 41.33% 21,518
88 Atmore 39.34% 9,269
89 Greenville 36.6% 7,478
90 Pleasant Grove 36.35% 9,625
91 Monroeville 35.27% 5,812
92 Tarrant 33.99% 6,216
93 Montgomery 29.86% 199,054
94 Lanett 26.66% 6,220
95 Birmingham 24.53% 210,928
96 Bessemer 20.98% 26,063
97 Center Point 20.14% 15,971
98 Selma 14.44% 17,762
99 Prichard 7.35% 21,618
100 Fairfield 5.4% 10,749

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Alabama.

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