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:
- Orange Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Southside (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Mountain Brook (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Glencoe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Gulf Shores (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Arab (Homes For Sale)
- Chelsea (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Hartselle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Fairhope (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cullman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
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 2020
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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*
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:
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