Whitest cities in Alabama research summary. We analyzed Alabama’s most recent Census data to determine the whitest cities in Alabama based on the percentage of White residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The whitest city in Alabama is Mountain Brook based on the most recent Census data.
Mountain Brook is 97.73% White.
The least White city in Alabama is Tuskegee.
Tuskegee is 4.85% White.
Alabama is 64.9% White.
Alabama is the 30th Whitest state in the United States.
Today, we are looking at the whitest places in Alabama. We won’t measure the number of Whole Foods or Pottery Barns per capita. Instead, we’ll focus on the Census data’s report of race by place in Alabama. In particular, we ranked each place in Alabama by the percentage of white people.
So where are the whitest cities you can live in Alabama?
After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Alabama for 2023.
Here are the 10 whites places in Alabama for 2023:
What is the whitest city in Alabama for 2023? 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.
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The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2023
% White: 97.73%
More on Mountain Brook: Data | Real Estate
% White: 96.44%
More on Orange Beach: Data | Real Estate
% White: 93.95%
More on Southside: Data | Real Estate
% White: 93.75%
More on Glencoe: Data | Real Estate
% White: 93.6%
More on Gulf Shores: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.62%
More on Cullman: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.57%
More on Scottsboro: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.51%
More on Arab: Data | Real Estate
% White: 90.21%
More on Chelsea: Data | Real Estate
% White: 88.69%
More on Satsuma: Data | Real Estate
Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2023
To rank the whitest places in Alabama, we had to determine what measurable criteria define whiteness.
We had to count how many white people living there per capita. In other words, the percentage of white people living in each city in Alabama.
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*
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 percentage of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.7% to 4.9%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage 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.
We updated this article for 2023. This report represents our tenth time ranking the whitest cities in Alabama.
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
We measured the locations with the highest percentage of white people in Alabama. According to the most recent data, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Alabama.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Alabama:
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White Population By City In Alabama