These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2018


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 2018:

  1. Orange Beach (Photos)
  2. Mountain Brook (Photos)
  3. Arab
  4. Southside
  5. Glencoe
  6. Cullman (Photos)
  7. Vestavia Hills (Photos)
  8. Fairhope (Photos)
  9. Trussville
  10. Chelsea (Photos)

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 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Alabama means much more than just having a high percentage of folks who are of the Caucasian persuasion.

These are cities jam-packed with all the stuff white folks love, based on everyone’s favorite stereotypes. After breaking it down, we came up with following criteria to run on 105 cities:

  • Percentage of population that’s white
  • Whole Foods per capita
  • Farmers markets per capita
  • Vegan restaurants per capita
  • Pottery Barns per capita
  • Yoga studios per capita

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a state. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 105 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a whiteness index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest whiteness index the ‘Whitest City In Alabama.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Orange Beach.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in whitebread central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from whitest to most diverse in Alabama.

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1. Orange Beach

Orange Beach, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,791
Percent White: 96.2%

2. Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,532
Percent White: 95.8%

3. Arab


Population: 8,247
Percent White: 94.8%

4. Southside


Population: 8,563
Percent White: 93.5%

5. Glencoe


Population: 5,122
Percent White: 89.9%

6. Cullman

Cullman, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,156
Percent White: 89.4%

7. Vestavia Hills

Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,243
Percent White: 89.3%

8. Fairhope

Fairhope, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,996
Percent White: 88.4%

9. Trussville


Population: 20,872
Percent White: 87.7%

10. Chelsea

Chelsea, Alabama

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,706
Percent White: 87.6%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Alabama

Measuring both the locations with the highest percentage of white people, as well as the number of stereo-typically white venues, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Alabama.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alabama for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Orange Beach 1 5,791 96.2%
Mountain Brook 2 20,532 95.8%
Arab 3 8,247 94.8%
Southside 4 8,563 93.5%
Glencoe 5 5,122 89.9%
Cullman 6 15,156 89.4%
Vestavia Hills 7 34,243 89.3%
Fairhope 8 17,996 88.4%
Trussville 9 20,872 87.7%
Chelsea 10 11,706 87.6%
Hamilton 11 6,784 87.6%
Gulf Shores 12 11,252 87.4%
Hartselle 13 14,475 86.7%
Scottsboro 14 14,748 86.4%
Smiths Station 15 5,235 85.2%
Robertsdale 16 5,776 84.9%
Rainbow City 17 9,590 84.9%
Satsuma 18 6,159 84.4%
Moody 19 12,464 84.1%
Spanish Fort 20 7,825 83.7%
Pell City 21 13,489 83.5%
Gardendale 22 13,750 82.8%
Pinson 23 7,451 82.1%
Saraland 24 13,778 81.9%
Guntersville 25 8,360 81.4%
Muscle Shoals 26 13,585 79.6%
Opp 27 6,635 79.3%
Helena 28 17,630 79.2%
Jasper 29 14,137 78.6%
Daphne 30 24,295 78.6%
Homewood 31 25,652 78.1%
Boaz 32 9,639 77.0%
Tallassee 33 5,657 76.3%
Foley 34 16,741 76.2%
Pelham 35 22,596 75.4%
Oxford 36 21,202 74.9%
Florence 37 39,938 74.8%
Prattville 38 35,107 74.8%
Clay 39 9,659 74.4%
Attalla 40 5,934 73.9%
Alabaster 41 32,269 73.8%
Tuscumbia 42 8,506 72.8%
Lincoln 43 6,429 72.5%
Madison 44 46,396 71.5%
Fultondale 45 8,854 71.4%
Leeds 46 11,701 71.1%
Jacksonville 47 12,827 70.7%
Hoover 48 84,100 70.2%
Sheffield 49 9,067 70.1%
Fort Payne 50 14,101 69.5%
Northport 51 24,544 69.5%
Andalusia 52 9,042 69.3%
Albertville 53 21,434 69.3%
Athens 54 24,461 69.2%
Auburn 55 60,318 69.1%
Millbrook 56 15,045 69.1%
Clanton 57 8,730 68.5%
Pike Road 58 7,790 67.8%
Montevallo 59 6,633 66.4%
Wetumpka 60 7,654 66.3%
Enterprise 61 28,025 65.9%
Calera 62 12,839 65.9%
Oneonta 63 6,645 64.3%
Childersburg 64 5,062 63.1%
Hueytown 65 15,797 62.4%
Decatur 66 55,419 62.0%
Daleville 67 5,160 61.3%
Ozark 68 14,721 60.6%
Dothan 69 68,066 60.4%
Sylacauga 70 12,696 59.4%
Huntsville 71 188,973 58.7%
Valley 72 9,439 57.4%
Bay Minette 73 9,019 57.2%
Gadsden 74 36,235 55.9%
Roanoke 75 5,987 54.0%
Alexander City 76 14,859 53.8%
Troy 77 18,944 53.7%
Jackson 78 5,002 52.8%
Chickasaw 79 5,955 52.3%
Irondale 80 12,388 52.0%
Brewton 81 5,435 51.3%
Opelika 82 29,030 51.1%
Tuscaloosa 83 96,352 50.2%
Russellville 84 9,804 48.2%
Phenix City 85 36,990 46.2%
Pleasant Grove 86 10,284 46.1%
Talladega 87 15,793 45.8%
Atmore 88 10,067 44.7%
Anniston 89 22,441 44.3%
Mobile 90 193,717 43.6%
Eufaula 91 12,688 43.0%
Demopolis 92 7,167 41.5%
Greenville 93 7,896 40.8%
Monroeville 94 6,203 37.6%
Lanett 95 6,454 33.6%
Montgomery 96 201,717 33.1%
Tarrant 97 6,271 32.4%
Center Point 98 16,711 28.4%
Bessemer 99 26,856 23.2%
Birmingham 100 212,424 22.6%

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