The 10 Whitest Cities In Arizona For 2021


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

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Arizona for 2021:

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

What is the whitest city in Arizona for 2021? According to the most recent census data Fountain Hills ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, San Luis 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 2021

1. Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 24,729
% White: 91.17%
More on Fountain Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Prescott

Prescott, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,785
% White: 88.3%
More on Prescott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Sedona

Sedona, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,322
% White: 87.55%
More on Sedona: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Wickenburg

Wickenburg, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,495
% White: 87.02%
More on Wickenburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Payson

Payson, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,545
% White: 85.14%
More on Payson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 14,362
% White: 83.01%
More on Paradise Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Snowflake

Snowflake, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,811
% White: 82.71%
More on Snowflake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 250,602
% White: 80.41%
More on Scottsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 54,495
% White: 79.74%
More on Lake Havasu City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Apache Junction

Apache Junction, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 40,592
% White: 79.61%
More on Apache Junction: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Arizona for 2021

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 91.2% to 2.3%.

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 San Luis 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.

There You Have It - 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. San Luis
  2. Somerton
  3. Nogales

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Arizona

Rank City % White Population
1 Fountain Hills 91.17% 24,729
2 Prescott 88.3% 42,785
3 Sedona 87.55% 10,322
4 Wickenburg 87.02% 7,495
5 Payson 85.14% 15,545
6 Paradise Valley 83.01% 14,362
7 Snowflake 82.71% 5,811
8 Scottsdale 80.41% 250,602
9 Lake Havasu City 79.74% 54,495
10 Apache Junction 79.61% 40,592
11 Litchfield Park 78.43% 6,073
12 Cottonwood 77.51% 11,959
13 Chino Valley 76.88% 11,670
14 Oro Valley 76.68% 44,630
15 Kingman 76.43% 29,726
16 Show Low 75.31% 11,130
17 Queen Creek 75.29% 43,129
18 Prescott Valley 74.15% 44,311
19 Bullhead City 70.87% 40,252
20 Gilbert 69.38% 243,254
21 Peoria 68.97% 168,196
22 Surprise 68.68% 135,450
23 Flagstaff 64.53% 72,402
24 Bisbee 64.39% 5,203
25 Camp Verde 63.01% 11,196
26 Marana 62.49% 45,279
27 Mesa 61.31% 499,720
28 Sahuarita 59.28% 29,905
29 Chandler 58.46% 252,692
30 Sierra Vista 57.21% 43,398
31 Tempe 56.73% 187,454
32 Goodyear 55.59% 80,371
33 Youn 53.23% 6,802
34 Globe 50.41% 7,348
35 Maricopa 49.91% 48,629
36 Safford 48.7% 9,749
37 Glendale 47.25% 247,813
38 Florence 46.26% 26,420
39 Tucson 43.88% 541,482
40 Casa Grande 43.8% 55,653
41 Phoenix 42.55% 1,633,017
42 El Mirage 40.33% 35,333
43 Holbrook 40.32% 5,037
44 Coolidge 38.09% 12,685
45 Page 33.49% 7,531
46 Yuma 32.6% 96,349
47 Avondale 30.99% 84,736
48 Eloy 26.36% 18,666
49 Winslow 25.06% 9,476
50 Douglas 14.69% 16,307
51 South Tucson 10.52% 5,667
52 Guadalupe 4.61% 6,482
53 Tolleson 3.75% 7,246
54 Nogales 3.33% 20,201
55 Somerton 3.11% 16,146
56 San Luis 2.27% 32,985

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About Chris Kolmar

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