These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Arizona For 2018


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 2018:

  1. Snowflake (Photos)
  2. Fountain Hills (Photos)
  3. Cave Creek (Photos)
  4. Prescott (Photos)
  5. Payson (Photos)
  6. Wickenburg (Photos)
  7. Paradise Valley (Photos)
  8. Chino Valley
  9. Litchfield Park (Photos)
  10. Lake Havasu City (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Guadalupe 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 Arizona for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Arizona 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 57 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 57 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 Arizona.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Snowflake.

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 Arizona.

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1. Snowflake

Snowflake, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,643
Percent White: 92.5%

2. Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,863
Percent White: 91.3%

3. Cave Creek

Cave Creek, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,275
Percent White: 91.0%

4. Prescott

Prescott, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,090
Percent White: 88.1%

5. Payson

Payson, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,297
Percent White: 86.2%

6. Wickenburg

Wickenburg, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,766
Percent White: 86.2%

7. Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,833
Percent White: 85.9%

8. Chino Valley


Population: 11,015
Percent White: 83.9%

9. Litchfield Park

Litchfield Park, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,449
Percent White: 83.0%

10. Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,058
Percent White: 81.5%

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

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 Arizona.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Arizona for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Snowflake 1 5,643 92.5%
Fountain Hills 2 23,863 91.3%
Cave Creek 3 5,275 91.0%
Prescott 4 41,090 88.1%
Payson 5 15,297 86.2%
Wickenburg 6 6,766 86.2%
Paradise Valley 7 13,833 85.9%
Chino Valley 8 11,015 83.9%
Litchfield Park 9 5,449 83.0%
Lake Havasu City 10 53,058 81.5%
Sedona 11 10,209 81.2%
Scottsdale 12 234,495 81.1%
Oro Valley 13 42,379 80.7%
Show Low 14 10,875 79.9%
Kingman 15 28,586 79.7%
Apache Junction 16 37,775 79.3%
Prescott Valley 17 41,070 76.8%
Queen Creek 18 30,849 76.7%
Bullhead City 19 39,653 72.2%
Cottonwood 20 11,598 71.2%
Gilbert 21 226,832 70.9%
Camp Verde 22 11,096 70.7%
Surprise 23 127,492 70.4%
Peoria 24 158,677 69.1%
Marana 25 40,221 66.5%
Mesa 26 470,456 63.5%
Flagstaff 27 69,270 63.4%
Youn 28 6,563 63.2%
Sahuarita 29 27,780 60.8%
Chandler 30 242,131 59.2%
Tempe 31 174,708 58.8%
Bisbee 32 5,330 58.5%
Sierra Vista 33 44,381 57.0%
Maricopa 34 45,473 56.0%
Goodyear 35 72,629 54.7%
Safford 36 9,616 52.9%
Globe 37 7,369 52.2%
Holbrook 38 5,011 49.8%
Florence 39 26,221 49.5%
Glendale 40 239,943 49.4%
Casa Grande 41 51,571 48.0%
Page 42 7,532 46.0%
Tucson 43 527,586 45.5%
Phoenix 44 1,555,324 44.4%
Coolidge 45 12,073 41.2%
El Mirage 46 33,937 40.7%
Yuma 47 93,704 34.1%
Avondale 48 80,631 32.8%
Winslow 49 9,539 26.5%
Eloy 50 17,128 21.2%
Douglas 51 16,764 18.6%
Tolleson 52 6,985 12.3%
South Tucson 53 5,627 9.5%
Nogales 54 20,355 5.0%
San Luis 55 31,118 2.9%
Somerton 56 14,866 2.8%
Guadalupe 57 6,172 2.1%

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