These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Arkansas For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Arkansas 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 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 2018:

  1. Mountain Home (Photos)
  2. Greenwood
  3. Pocahontas (Photos)
  4. Heber Springs
  5. Mena (Photos)
  6. Paragould (Photos)
  7. Pea Ridge
  8. Greenbrier
  9. Harrison (Photos)
  10. Farmington (Photos)

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.

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How we determined the whitest places in Arkansas for 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Arkansas 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 61 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 61 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 Arkansas.” We’re lookin’ at you, Mountain Home.

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 Arkansas.

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1. Mountain Home

Mountain Home, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,312
Percent White: 95.4%

2. Greenwood


Population: 9,296
Percent White: 95.0%

3. Pocahontas

Pocahontas, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,470
Percent White: 94.9%

4. Heber Springs


Population: 7,169
Percent White: 94.3%

5. Mena

Mena, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,674
Percent White: 93.7%

6. Paragould

Paragould, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,521
Percent White: 92.9%

7. Pea Ridge


Population: 5,177
Percent White: 92.2%

8. Greenbrier


Population: 5,164
Percent White: 91.8%

9. Harrison

Harrison, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,168
Percent White: 91.7%

10. Farmington

Farmington, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,470
Percent White: 90.1%

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

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 Arkansas.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Arkansas for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Mountain Home 1 12,312 95.4%
Greenwood 2 9,296 95.0%
Pocahontas 3 6,470 94.9%
Heber Springs 4 7,169 94.3%
Mena 5 5,674 93.7%
Paragould 6 27,521 92.9%
Pea Ridge 7 5,177 92.2%
Greenbrier 8 5,164 91.8%
Harrison 9 13,168 91.7%
Farmington 10 6,470 90.1%
Cabot 11 25,407 90.0%
Alma 12 5,599 88.5%
Beebe 13 7,952 88.2%
Trumann 14 7,143 87.5%
Benton 15 33,613 84.1%
Bryant 16 19,529 83.8%
Searcy 17 23,969 82.3%
Centerton 18 11,403 80.4%
Fayetteville 19 80,552 78.7%
Batesville 20 10,579 78.2%
Van Buren 21 23,155 75.3%
White Hall 22 5,243 75.2%
Maumelle 23 17,795 75.0%
Russellville 24 29,136 74.7%
Conway 25 64,184 74.3%
Bentonville 26 42,499 74.2%
Sherwood 27 30,251 71.2%
Jonesboro 28 72,638 70.8%
Berryville 29 5,370 70.1%
Hot Springs 30 36,711 69.9%
Clarksville 31 9,391 68.9%
Morrilton 32 6,746 68.3%
Siloam Springs 33 16,095 65.2%
Newport 34 7,781 65.0%
Lowell 35 8,322 64.4%
Arkadelphia 36 10,728 63.9%
Marion 37 12,323 62.7%
Malvern 38 10,937 62.6%
Wynne 39 8,195 61.6%
Fort Smith 40 87,712 61.4%
Rogers 41 61,979 60.8%
Texarkana 42 30,155 60.1%
Stuttgart 43 9,125 57.8%
Monticello 44 9,752 57.0%
Crossett 45 5,272 54.7%
Magnolia 46 11,651 53.2%
Jacksonville 47 28,661 51.4%
Springdale 48 76,188 49.0%
North Little Rock 49 66,042 47.2%
Little Rock 50 197,640 46.3%
El Dorado 51 18,393 44.9%
Camden 52 11,515 39.8%
Osceola 53 7,315 39.5%
Warren 54 5,804 39.3%
Blytheville 55 14,849 37.0%
De Queen 56 6,657 33.6%
West Memphis 57 25,411 32.2%
Hope 58 9,968 30.8%
Forrest City 59 14,871 26.1%
Helena-West Helena 60 11,325 22.3%
Pine Bluff 61 45,404 20.5%

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