The 10 Whitest Cities In Arkansas For 2021


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

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Arkansas for 2021:

  1. Mountain Home
  2. Greenwood
  3. Beebe
  4. Pocahontas
  5. Mena
  6. Harrison
  7. Paragould
  8. Heber Springs
  9. Farmington
  10. Alma

What is the whitest city in Arkansas for 2021? According to the most recent census data Mountain Home ranks as the whitest. 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 2021

1. Mountain Home

Mountain Home, AR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,393
% White: 94.29%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Greenwood

Greenwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,387
% White: 93.92%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Beebe

Beebe, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,078
% White: 92.34%
More on Beebe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Pocahontas

Pocahontas, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,528
% White: 92.08%
More on Pocahontas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Mena

Mena, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,558
% White: 91.51%
More on Mena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Harrison

Harrison, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,063
% White: 91.48%
More on Harrison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Paragould

Paragould, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 28,568
% White: 91.23%
More on Paragould: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Heber Springs

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,992
% White: 91.09%
More on Heber Springs: Real Estate | Data

9. Farmington

Farmington, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,992
% White: 89.2%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Alma

Alma, AR

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,742
% White: 86.92%
More on Alma: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Arkansas for 2021

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 94.3% to 20.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Mountain Home 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. Helena-West Helena
  3. Forrest City

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Arkansas

Rank City % White Population
1 Mountain Home 94.29% 12,393
2 Greenwood 93.92% 9,387
3 Beebe 92.34% 8,078
4 Pocahontas 92.08% 6,528
5 Mena 91.51% 5,558
6 Harrison 91.48% 13,063
7 Paragould 91.23% 28,568
8 Heber Springs 91.09% 6,992
9 Farmington 89.2% 6,992
10 Alma 86.92% 5,742
11 Cabot 86.67% 26,217
12 Trumann 85.44% 7,059
13 Benton 83.0% 35,679
14 Bryant 81.19% 20,231
15 Searcy 80.32% 23,767
16 Centerton 79.0% 14,203
17 Batesville 77.63% 10,706
18 Fayetteville 77.36% 85,166
19 Van Buren 74.84% 23,413
20 Maumelle 74.52% 18,142
21 Conway 72.68% 66,127
22 Russellville 72.43% 29,193
23 Sherwood 71.08% 31,004
24 Bentonville 70.21% 49,467
25 Morrilton 70.13% 6,645
26 Jonesboro 68.48% 76,036
27 Berryville 68.19% 5,442
28 Newport 68.17% 7,616
29 Hot Springs 67.93% 38,559
30 Lowell 67.81% 9,175
31 Wynne 64.42% 7,934
32 Malvern 63.12% 10,920
33 Clarksville 62.13% 9,601
34 White Hall 61.87% 5,078
35 Siloam Springs 60.08% 16,715
36 Stuttgart 60.01% 8,720
37 Arkadelphia 59.59% 10,670
38 Fort Smith 59.39% 87,743
39 Rogers 58.73% 66,344
40 Texarkana 58.15% 29,901
41 Monticello 55.08% 9,508
42 Marion 53.27% 12,404
43 Magnolia 49.54% 11,562
44 Jacksonville 49.32% 28,456
45 Springdale 47.19% 79,598
46 North Little Rock 45.78% 66,075
47 Little Rock 45.14% 197,958
48 El Dorado 43.53% 17,982
49 Camden 41.38% 10,999
50 Osceola 39.62% 6,908
51 West Memphis 35.46% 24,823
52 Warren 34.91% 5,646
53 Hope 31.34% 9,768
54 De Queen 30.61% 6,556
55 Blytheville 28.77% 14,011
56 Forrest City 23.84% 14,285
57 Helena-West Helena 21.53% 10,749
58 Pine Bluff 19.97% 43,091

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About Chris Kolmar

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