Whitest Cities In Arkansas For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in Arkansas are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in Arkansas.

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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 Arkansas?

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 Natural State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Arkansas for 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Arkansas for 2020:

  1. Cherokee Village (Homes For Sale)
  2. Mountain Home (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Harrison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Greenwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Mena (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Paragould (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Pocahontas (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Farmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Heber Springs (Homes For Sale)
  10. Beebe (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Pine Bluff 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 Arkansas reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Arkansas For 2020

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,067
% White: 98.76%
More on Cherokee Village: Real Estate | Data

Mountain Home, AR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,303
% White: 95.47%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Home is a small city and the county seat of Baxter County, Arkansas, United States, in the southern Ozark Mountains near the northern state border with Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,448. A total of 41,307 persons lived within the city and micropolitan combined, which encompasses the majority of Baxter County.

Harrison, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,069
% White: 93.52%
More on Harrison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrison is a city in Boone County, Arkansas, United States. It is the county seat. It named after General Marcus LaRue Harrison, a surveyor that laid out the city along Crooked Creek at Stifler Springs. According to 2012 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 13,163, up from 12,943 at the 2010 census.

Greenwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,357
% White: 92.88%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood is a city in and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States, perhaps best known locally for its Arkansas high school football. It is the fifth largest municipality in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 8,952 according to the 2010 US Census.

Mena, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,597
% White: 92.67%
More on Mena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. It is also the county seat of Polk County. The population was 5,637 as of 2000 census.

Paragould, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 28,296
% White: 92.18%
More on Paragould: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paragould is the county seat of Greene County, and the 19th-largest city in Arkansas, in the United States. The city is located in northeastern Arkansas on the eastern edge of Crowley’s Ridge, a geologic anomaly contained within the Arkansas delta.

Pocahontas, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,506
% White: 91.99%
More on Pocahontas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pocahontas is a city in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States, along the Black River. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 6,765. The city is the county seat of Randolph County.

Farmington, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,810
% White: 91.88%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmington is a city in Washington County, Arkansas. The community is nestled in a valley among the Boston Mountains, a subset of the Ozark Mountains. Although the first settlers came from the Deep South in 1828, the community did not incorporate until 1946. Located immediately west of Fayetteville in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan statistical area, Farmington has been experiencing a population boom in recent years, as indicated by a 66% growth in population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses. It has been characterized as a bedroom community by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,047
% White: 91.36%
More on Heber Springs: Real Estate | Data

Heber Springs is a city in Cleburne County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,165 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Cleburne County.

Beebe, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,055
% White: 91.04%
More on Beebe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Beebe, Arkansas is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 7,315 at the 2010 census, making it the second most populous in the county. The city is home to a branch campus of Jonesboro-based Arkansas State University.

How we determined the whitest places in Arkansas for 2020

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

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 98.8% to 19.8%.

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

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

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Arkansas:

  1. Pine Bluff
  2. Forrest City
  3. Helena-West Helena

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City % White Population
1 Cherokee Village 98.76% 5,067
2 Mountain Home 95.47% 12,303
3 Harrison 93.52% 13,069
4 Greenwood 92.88% 9,357
5 Mena 92.67% 5,597
6 Paragould 92.18% 28,296
7 Pocahontas 91.99% 6,506
8 Farmington 91.88% 6,810
9 Heber Springs 91.36% 7,047
10 Beebe 91.04% 8,055
11 Alma 89.03% 5,688
12 Cabot 87.03% 26,176
13 Trumann 84.51% 7,089
14 Benton 81.9% 34,873
15 Bryant 81.18% 19,944
16 Searcy 80.11% 23,853
17 Batesville 78.16% 10,642
18 Centerton 77.6% 13,252
19 Fayetteville 76.48% 83,736
20 Maumelle 74.75% 18,053
21 Van Buren 74.05% 23,296
22 Russellville 73.64% 29,244
23 Conway 72.63% 65,069
24 Berryville 71.92% 5,421
25 Bentonville 70.82% 46,857
26 Sherwood 70.35% 30,812
27 Newport 69.29% 7,695
28 Jonesboro 69.22% 74,710
29 Morrilton 68.64% 6,640
30 Hot Springs 68.57% 36,969
31 White Hall 68.46% 5,158
32 Lowell 67.85% 8,926
33 Wynne 64.01% 8,017
34 Malvern 63.65% 10,853
35 Clarksville 61.1% 9,512
36 Siloam Springs 60.71% 16,567
37 Fort Smith 60.17% 87,639
38 Rogers 59.74% 64,947
39 Arkadelphia 59.71% 10,611
40 Stuttgart 59.28% 8,866
41 Texarkana 58.69% 30,104
42 Marion 58.12% 12,447
43 Monticello 55.81% 9,580
44 Crossett 54.5% 5,075
45 Jacksonville 49.9% 28,588
46 Springdale 48.72% 78,690
47 Magnolia 48.36% 11,573
48 North Little Rock 46.12% 66,282
49 Little Rock 45.74% 198,135
50 El Dorado 44.6% 18,129
51 Warren 39.85% 5,704
52 Camden 38.44% 11,152
53 Osceola 36.77% 7,049
54 Hope 34.08% 9,847
55 West Memphis 33.75% 25,009
56 Blytheville 33.44% 14,298
57 De Queen 29.76% 6,612
58 Helena-West Helena 22.94% 10,965
59 Forrest City 22.83% 14,475
60 Pine Bluff 19.84% 43,840

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