Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Alabama for 2020:

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

For more Alabama reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2020

Orange Beach, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,927
% White: 96.63%
More on Orange Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Southside, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,788
% White: 95.86%
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.

Mountain Brook, AL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 20,466
% White: 95.86%
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.

Glencoe, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,120
% White: 95.37%
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.

Gulf Shores, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,033
% White: 95.06%
More on Gulf Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arab, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,234
% White: 94.35%
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.

Chelsea, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,643
% White: 89.54%
More on Chelsea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hartselle, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 14,405
% White: 89.15%
More on Hartselle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hartselle is the second largest city in Morgan County, Alabama, United States, about 10 miles south of Decatur, and is included in the Decatur Metropolitan Area, and the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area.

As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of the city was 14,255. Hartselle was founded in 1870 with the arrival of the South and North Alabama Railroad. It takes its name from George Hartsell, one of the railroad’s owners. The post office opened in 1873. It was formally incorporated on March 1, 1875. Most of the oldest buildings were destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1916.

Fairhope, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,327
% White: 88.86%
More on Fairhope: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Cullman, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,558
% White: 87.86%
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.

How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2020

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 96.6% to 1.4%.

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. 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.

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. Prichard

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alabama

Rank City % White Population
1 Orange Beach 96.63% 5,927
2 Southside 95.86% 8,788
3 Mountain Brook 95.86% 20,466
4 Glencoe 95.37% 5,120
5 Gulf Shores 95.06% 12,033
6 Arab 94.35% 8,234
7 Chelsea 89.54% 12,643
8 Hartselle 89.15% 14,405
9 Fairhope 88.86% 20,327
10 Cullman 87.86% 15,558
11 Vestavia Hills 87.72% 34,163
12 Boaz 87.54% 9,553
13 Trussville 87.45% 21,721
14 Scottsboro 86.79% 14,527
15 Hamilton 86.6% 6,664
16 Moody 85.82% 12,752
17 Satsuma 85.66% 6,151
18 Pell City 84.83% 13,593
19 Spanish Fort 84.41% 8,324
20 Smiths Station 83.85% 5,349
21 Robertsdale 83.5% 6,521
22 Guntersville 83.32% 8,377
23 Muscle Shoals 83.06% 13,874
24 Gardendale 82.95% 13,875
25 Saraland 80.59% 14,268
26 Rainbow City 78.58% 9,581
27 Homewood 78.55% 25,595
28 Leeds 77.92% 12,348
29 Daphne 77.71% 25,361
30 Jasper 77.27% 13,727
31 Helena 76.26% 17,861
32 Foley 76.22% 17,818
33 Opp 75.87% 6,520
34 Oneonta 74.87% 6,575
35 Attalla 74.14% 5,847
36 Pelham 73.7% 23,242
37 Florence 73.64% 40,104
38 Prattville 73.37% 35,657
39 Pinson 73.26% 7,121
40 Fort Payne 72.95% 14,006
41 Oxford 72.14% 21,208
42 Alabaster 71.37% 32,878
43 Jacksonville 71.22% 12,654
44 Athens 71.0% 25,176
45 Clanton 70.38% 8,724
46 Clay 70.19% 9,653
47 Andalusia 70.16% 8,864
48 Madison 69.94% 48,275
49 Sheffield 69.72% 8,986
50 Hoover 69.52% 84,480
51 Auburn 69.32% 62,996
52 Northport 68.7% 25,457
53 Lincoln 67.62% 6,600
54 Fultondale 67.04% 9,097
55 Millbrook 66.83% 15,160
56 Montevallo 66.83% 6,654
57 Tuscumbia 65.99% 8,426
58 Wetumpka 65.54% 8,117
59 Albertville 64.71% 21,460
60 Daleville 63.78% 5,113
61 Calera 63.48% 13,557
62 Enterprise 63.34% 27,859
63 Pike Road 62.75% 8,884
64 Sylacauga 61.31% 12,397
65 Decatur 60.94% 54,617
66 Dothan 59.69% 67,872
67 Alexander City 59.46% 14,621
68 Ozark 58.11% 14,456
69 Huntsville 57.85% 193,663
70 Hueytown 57.63% 15,583
71 Gadsden 54.8% 35,624
72 Bay Minette 54.73% 9,089
73 Valley 53.41% 9,305
74 Troy 53.17% 19,141
75 Roanoke 51.05% 5,941
76 Brewton 50.66% 5,263
77 Opelika 50.41% 29,798
78 Tuscaloosa 49.27% 98,881
79 Russellville 49.23% 9,711
80 Chickasaw 48.78% 5,837
81 Irondale 46.99% 12,474
82 Phenix City 45.71% 36,641
83 Eufaula 45.56% 12,289
84 Talladega 43.67% 15,609
85 Mobile 43.11% 191,485
86 Demopolis 42.32% 6,918
87 Anniston 41.58% 21,924
88 Atmore 39.64% 9,746
89 Monroeville 39.53% 6,011
90 Pleasant Grove 38.73% 10,185
91 Greenville 38.72% 7,714
92 Lanett 35.58% 6,318
93 Montgomery 31.28% 200,156
94 Tarrant 29.94% 6,212
95 Center Point 23.45% 16,460
96 Birmingham 23.4% 212,021
97 Bessemer 21.67% 26,759
98 Selma 16.44% 18,804
99 Midfield 9.67% 5,158
100 Prichard 9.56% 21,927

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