The 10 Whitest Cities In Arizona For 2022


We used science and data to determine which cities in Arizona 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 Arizona?

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 Grand Canyon State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Arizona for 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Arizona for 2022:

  1. Fountain Hills
  2. Prescott
  3. Payson
  4. Wickenburg
  5. Snowflake
  6. Paradise Valley
  7. Lake Havasu City
  8. Sedona
  9. Scottsdale
  10. Chino Valley

What is the whitest city in Arizona for 2022? According to the most recent census data Fountain Hills ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Nogales 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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The 10 Whitest Cities In Arizona For 2022

1. Fountain Hills

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,167
% White: 90.91%
More on Fountain Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fountain Hills, AZ

2. Prescott

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 43,463
% White: 86.42%
More on Prescott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Prescott, AZ

3. Payson

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,708
% White: 84.77%
More on Payson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Payson, AZ

4. Wickenburg

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,708
% White: 84.59%
More on Wickenburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wickenburg, AZ

5. Snowflake

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,873
% White: 82.82%
More on Snowflake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Snowflake, AZ

6. Paradise Valley

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 14,502
% White: 82.06%
More on Paradise Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paradise Valley, AZ

7. Lake Havasu City

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 55,463
% White: 80.28%
More on Lake Havasu City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lake Havasu City, AZ

8. Sedona

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,341
% White: 80.0%
More on Sedona: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sedona, AZ

9. Scottsdale

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 254,995
% White: 79.45%
More on Scottsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scottsdale, AZ

10. Chino Valley

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,362
% White: 77.81%
More on Chino Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chino Valley, AZ

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Arizona for 2022

In order to rank the whitest places in Arizona, 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 Arizona.

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 56 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 90.9% to 2.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Fountain Hills took the distinction of being the most White, while Nogales was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Arizona 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 Arizona

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Arizona according to the most recent data.

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Arizona:

  1. Nogales
  2. Somerton
  3. San Luis

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Fountain Hills 90.91% 25,167
2 Prescott 86.42% 43,463
3 Payson 84.77% 15,708
4 Wickenburg 84.59% 7,708
5 Snowflake 82.82% 5,873
6 Paradise Valley 82.06% 14,502
7 Lake Havasu City 80.28% 55,463
8 Sedona 80.0% 10,341
9 Scottsdale 79.45% 254,995
10 Chino Valley 77.81% 11,362
11 Show Low 77.71% 11,280
12 Apache Junction 77.25% 41,863
13 Cottonwood 76.95% 12,228
14 Oro Valley 76.05% 45,303
15 Kingman 75.99% 30,433
16 Queen Creek 75.35% 52,162
17 Prescott Valley 75.22% 45,592
18 Litchfield Park 71.08% 6,228
19 Gilbert 69.54% 248,349
20 Bullhead City 69.49% 40,808
21 Bisbee 68.96% 5,199
22 Surprise 68.77% 139,007
23 Peoria 67.95% 172,109
24 Camp Verde 66.81% 11,241
25 Flagstaff 63.42% 73,319
26 Marana 61.65% 47,164
27 Mesa 61.02% 508,918
28 Chandler 58.36% 257,076
29 Sahuarita 58.02% 30,679
30 Sierra Vista 57.18% 43,756
31 Tempe 54.45% 191,607
32 Goodyear 54.34% 83,519
33 Youn 53.03% 6,837
34 Safford 47.1% 9,707
35 Maricopa 46.48% 50,358
36 Florence 46.06% 26,777
37 Globe 45.59% 7,351
38 Glendale 44.82% 250,290
39 Tucson 43.31% 545,340
40 Casa Grande 43.31% 57,318
41 Phoenix 42.21% 1,658,422
42 El Mirage 36.99% 35,702
43 Holbrook 36.37% 5,073
44 Page 36.26% 7,551
45 Coolidge 34.77% 13,016
46 Yuma 33.27% 97,428
47 Avondale 28.8% 86,091
48 Eloy 25.83% 18,306
49 Winslow 22.94% 9,505
50 Douglas 13.37% 16,292
51 South Tucson 11.68% 5,692
52 Tolleson 9.78% 7,340
53 Guadalupe 4.26% 6,572
54 San Luis 2.81% 33,875
55 Somerton 2.78% 16,301
56 Nogales 2.61% 20,182

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Arizona.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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