These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Alabama In For 2019


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

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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 2019.

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

  1. Orange Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Mountain Brook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Arab (Homes For Sale)
  4. Southside (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Gulf Shores (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Glencoe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Robertsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Chelsea (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Cullman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Trussville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

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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How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2019

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 102 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 96.4% to 1.3%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Orange Beach took the distinction of being the most White, while Tuskegee was the least White city.

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.

Orange Beach, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,826
% White: 96.43%
More on Orange Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Brook, AL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 20,438
% White: 96.25%
More on Mountain Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,200
% White: 94.87%
More on Arab: Real Estate | Data

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.

Southside, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,679
% White: 94.73%
More on Southside: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Gulf Shores, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,358
% White: 94.29%
More on Gulf Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Glencoe, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,116
% White: 92.38%
More on Glencoe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Robertsdale, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,853
% White: 89.73%
More on Robertsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chelsea, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,199
% White: 89.5%
More on Chelsea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cullman, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,111
% White: 89.09%
More on Cullman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Trussville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,145
% White: 88.69%
More on Trussville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

There You Have It – 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. Midfield

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alabama

Rank City % White Population
1 Orange Beach 96.43% 5,826
2 Mountain Brook 96.25% 20,438
3 Arab 94.87% 8,200
4 Southside 94.73% 8,679
5 Gulf Shores 94.29% 11,358
6 Glencoe 92.38% 5,116
7 Robertsdale 89.73% 5,853
8 Chelsea 89.5% 12,199
9 Cullman 89.09% 15,111
10 Trussville 88.69% 21,145
11 Vestavia Hills 88.37% 34,003
12 Hamilton 87.79% 6,718
13 Fairhope 87.64% 19,561
14 Satsuma 87.57% 6,145
15 Hartselle 86.72% 14,395
16 Smiths Station 86.42% 5,311
17 Scottsboro 85.7% 14,584
18 Boaz 84.16% 9,580
19 Gardendale 83.57% 13,799
20 Moody 83.36% 12,585
21 Spanish Fort 83.02% 8,017
22 Pell City 82.67% 13,465
23 Muscle Shoals 82.66% 13,701
24 Guntersville 81.88% 8,333
25 Saraland 81.56% 14,026
26 Rainbow City 79.71% 9,560
27 Pinson 78.94% 7,563
28 Opp 78.91% 6,580
29 Jasper 78.76% 13,854
30 Foley 78.52% 17,315
31 Daphne 78.37% 24,685
32 Homewood 78.06% 25,678
33 Helena 77.58% 17,928
34 Clay 75.39% 9,685
35 Florence 75.3% 39,824
36 Leeds 74.35% 11,847
37 Oxford 73.96% 21,231
38 Pelham 73.63% 22,941
39 Prattville 73.25% 35,286
40 Fort Payne 72.95% 14,017
41 Lincoln 71.78% 6,544
42 Alabaster 71.66% 32,567
43 Fultondale 71.58% 9,012
44 Jacksonville 71.3% 12,731
45 Sheffield 71.01% 9,007
46 Athens 70.79% 24,735
47 Attalla 70.48% 5,884
48 Oneonta 70.48% 6,585
49 Madison 70.11% 47,079
50 Andalusia 69.62% 8,918
51 Hoover 69.55% 84,150
52 Tuscumbia 69.53% 8,452
53 Clanton 69.05% 8,701
54 Northport 69.03% 24,708
55 Auburn 68.98% 61,462
56 Millbrook 67.87% 14,994
57 Montevallo 67.39% 6,626
58 Albertville 66.51% 21,342
59 Calera 65.65% 13,216
60 Enterprise 65.02% 27,776
61 Pike Road 64.79% 8,417
62 Hueytown 63.22% 15,698
63 Decatur 62.04% 54,844
64 Daleville 60.92% 5,138
65 Dothan 60.28% 67,784
66 Wetumpka 59.78% 7,799
67 Ozark 58.99% 14,546
68 Sylacauga 58.57% 12,492
69 Huntsville 58.55% 190,501
70 Alexander City 57.37% 14,705
71 Gadsden 56.27% 35,832
72 Bay Minette 53.9% 8,990
73 Valley 53.2% 9,331
74 Brewton 52.34% 5,279
75 Troy 51.81% 19,010
76 Roanoke 51.09% 5,925
77 Opelika 50.0% 29,372
78 Tuscaloosa 49.54% 97,373
79 Irondale 49.23% 12,453
80 Russellville 48.33% 9,715
81 Chickasaw 48.0% 5,889
82 Phenix City 46.26% 36,870
83 Talladega 45.83% 15,747
84 Anniston 44.12% 22,097
85 Pleasant Grove 43.77% 10,224
86 Eufaula 43.71% 12,467
87 Mobile 43.47% 192,085
88 Demopolis 43.01% 6,999
89 Atmore 42.0% 9,969
90 Greenville 40.16% 7,766
91 Monroeville 37.85% 6,072
92 Lanett 35.23% 6,341
93 Tarrant 32.96% 6,238
94 Montgomery 32.24% 200,761
95 Center Point 24.85% 16,564
96 Bessemer 23.03% 26,697
97 Birmingham 22.84% 212,265
98 Selma 17.0% 19,176
99 Prichard 10.74% 22,063
100 Midfield 10.3% 5,174

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