The 10 Whitest Cities In Alabama For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Alabama.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Alabama for 2021:

  1. Orange Beach
  2. Mountain Brook
  3. Gulf Shores
  4. Southside
  5. Glencoe
  6. Arab
  7. Hamilton
  8. Satsuma
  9. Chelsea
  10. Cullman

What is the whitest city in Alabama for 2021? According to the most recent census data Orange Beach ranks as the whitest. 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 2021

1. Orange Beach

Orange Beach, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,019
% White: 97.96%
More on Orange Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook, AL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 20,436
% White: 96.32%
More on Mountain Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,267
% White: 95.94%
More on Gulf Shores: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Southside

Southside, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,811
% White: 95.32%
More on Southside: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Glencoe

Glencoe, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,077
% White: 94.9%
More on Glencoe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Arab

Arab, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,293
% White: 93.58%
More on Arab: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Hamilton

Hamilton, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,682
% White: 89.24%
More on Hamilton: Real Estate | Data

8. Satsuma

Satsuma, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,159
% White: 89.01%
More on Satsuma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Chelsea

Chelsea, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,098
% White: 88.9%
More on Chelsea: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Cullman

Cullman, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,729
% White: 88.77%
More on Cullman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Alabama for 2021

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 98.0% to 1.6%.

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

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Alabama

Rank City % White Population
1 Orange Beach 97.96% 6,019
2 Mountain Brook 96.32% 20,436
3 Gulf Shores 95.94% 12,267
4 Southside 95.32% 8,811
5 Glencoe 94.9% 5,077
6 Arab 93.58% 8,293
7 Hamilton 89.24% 6,682
8 Satsuma 89.01% 6,159
9 Chelsea 88.9% 13,098
10 Cullman 88.77% 15,729
11 Scottsboro 88.41% 14,526
12 Trussville 88.38% 21,876
13 Hartselle 88.09% 14,428
14 Moody 87.47% 12,840
15 Vestavia Hills 87.06% 34,307
16 Spanish Fort 86.84% 8,601
17 Fairhope 86.79% 21,083
18 Boaz 86.52% 9,277
19 Pell City 85.52% 13,781
20 Gardendale 85.34% 14,016
21 Robertsdale 84.5% 6,473
22 Guntersville 82.0% 8,468
23 Muscle Shoals 81.64% 14,103
24 Rainbow City 80.47% 9,589
25 Oneonta 80.36% 6,568
26 Smiths Station 79.98% 5,364
27 Saraland 79.54% 14,391
28 Opp 78.2% 6,455
29 Foley 77.64% 18,533
30 Jasper 76.72% 13,649
31 Leeds 76.0% 12,600
32 Helena 75.04% 18,463
33 Daphne 74.75% 25,901
34 Homewood 74.54% 25,534
35 Pelham 74.39% 23,428
36 Attalla 73.78% 5,836
37 Florence 73.41% 40,309
38 Prattville 72.91% 35,925
39 Oxford 71.73% 21,323
40 Jacksonville 71.61% 12,651
41 Athens 71.23% 25,922
42 Alabaster 70.94% 33,176
43 Fort Payne 70.65% 14,115
44 Madison 70.5% 49,327
45 Pinson 69.67% 7,109
46 Sheffield 69.65% 8,986
47 Lincoln 68.7% 6,681
48 Northport 68.59% 25,874
49 Auburn 68.59% 64,054
50 Clanton 68.53% 8,700
51 Andalusia 68.43% 8,772
52 Hoover 67.95% 85,175
53 Millbrook 67.46% 15,645
54 Montevallo 66.89% 6,693
55 Albertville 66.04% 21,541
56 Fultondale 64.87% 9,179
57 Sylacauga 62.75% 12,226
58 Calera 62.51% 13,856
59 Tuscumbia 62.26% 8,444
60 Enterprise 61.96% 27,947
61 Alexander City 61.26% 14,508
62 Decatur 60.83% 54,478
63 Wetumpka 60.72% 8,243
64 Daleville 60.55% 5,123
65 Ozark 59.77% 14,413
66 Pike Road 59.65% 9,320
67 Clay 59.64% 9,888
68 Dothan 59.24% 67,894
69 Hueytown 58.26% 15,540
70 Huntsville 57.68% 196,219
71 Bay Minette 57.25% 9,169
72 Valley 55.9% 9,286
73 Troy 54.55% 19,112
74 Gadsden 54.29% 35,486
75 Brewton 54.12% 5,240
76 Russellville 51.82% 9,781
77 Roanoke 50.34% 5,926
78 Opelika 49.19% 30,232
79 Tuscaloosa 49.14% 99,390
80 Irondale 48.88% 12,637
81 Chickasaw 47.46% 5,817
82 Eufaula 47.02% 12,065
83 Talladega 44.55% 15,522
84 Demopolis 44.54% 6,807
85 Phenix City 44.45% 36,516
86 Mobile 41.79% 190,432
87 Pleasant Grove 41.73% 9,651
88 Anniston 41.37% 21,688
89 Greenville 40.12% 7,589
90 Atmore 38.06% 9,495
91 Monroeville 36.69% 5,898
92 Tarrant 33.25% 6,174
93 Montgomery 30.7% 199,783
94 Lanett 30.65% 6,271
95 Birmingham 23.79% 212,297
96 Center Point 21.3% 16,353
97 Bessemer 20.49% 26,680
98 Selma 15.43% 18,276
99 Midfield 12.7% 5,085
100 Prichard 8.86% 21,773

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About Chris Kolmar

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