The 10 Whitest Cities In Arkansas For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Arkansas for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Arkansas for 2022? According to the most recent census data Farmington 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 2022

1. Farmington

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,166
% White: 94.68%
More on Farmington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farmington, AR

2. Mountain Home

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 12,463
% White: 92.81%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Home, AR

Source: Public domain

3. Greenwood

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,392
% White: 92.57%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood, AR

4. Mena

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,524
% White: 92.43%
More on Mena: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mena, AR

5. Heber Springs

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,156
% White: 92.19%
More on Heber Springs: Real Estate | Data

6. Harrison

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,124
% White: 91.71%
More on Harrison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Harrison, AR

7. Beebe

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,131
% White: 89.98%
More on Beebe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Beebe, AR

8. Paragould

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 28,821
% White: 89.7%
More on Paragould: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paragould, AR

9. Pocahontas

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 6,582
% White: 87.13%
More on Pocahontas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pocahontas, AR

10. Trumann

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,000
% White: 85.33%
More on Trumann: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Trumann, AR

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Arkansas for 2022

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 94.7% to 19.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Farmington 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.

Summary: 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

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Farmington 94.68% 7,166
2 Mountain Home 92.81% 12,463
3 Greenwood 92.57% 9,392
4 Mena 92.43% 5,524
5 Heber Springs 92.19% 7,156
6 Harrison 91.71% 13,124
7 Beebe 89.98% 8,131
8 Paragould 89.7% 28,821
9 Pocahontas 87.13% 6,582
10 Trumann 85.33% 7,000
11 Cabot 85.22% 26,376
12 Alma 83.17% 5,816
13 Bryant 82.41% 20,563
14 Centerton 80.84% 15,345
15 Benton 80.63% 36,360
16 Searcy 79.36% 23,673
17 Fayetteville 77.24% 86,622
18 Batesville 75.8% 10,749
19 Van Buren 75.59% 23,600
20 Russellville 72.13% 29,227
21 Conway 71.88% 66,776
22 Morrilton 71.05% 6,638
23 Maumelle 68.93% 18,193
24 Lowell 68.78% 9,433
25 Newport 67.52% 7,552
26 Jonesboro 67.29% 77,391
27 Hot Springs 66.37% 38,697
28 Bentonville 66.02% 52,070
29 White Hall 65.16% 5,017
30 Sherwood 63.72% 31,225
31 Clarksville 63.12% 9,661
32 Wynne 62.76% 7,773
33 Berryville 60.37% 5,594
34 Stuttgart 60.24% 8,617
35 Malvern 60.2% 10,886
36 Fort Smith 59.07% 87,788
37 Siloam Springs 58.53% 17,031
38 Arkadelphia 57.81% 10,670
39 Rogers 56.92% 67,787
40 Texarkana 56.43% 29,864
41 Marion 51.39% 12,371
42 Magnolia 50.85% 11,537
43 Monticello 50.6% 9,392
44 Jacksonville 46.56% 28,442
45 Little Rock 45.85% 198,067
46 North Little Rock 45.52% 66,079
47 Springdale 43.99% 80,433
48 Camden 43.87% 10,877
49 El Dorado 43.36% 17,826
50 Osceola 36.86% 6,786
51 West Memphis 34.86% 24,656
52 Warren 34.76% 5,596
53 Hope 33.74% 9,668
54 De Queen 31.17% 6,499
55 Blytheville 30.35% 13,735
56 Forrest City 22.64% 14,062
57 Helena-West Helena 22.2% 10,487
58 Pine Bluff 19.1% 42,323

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Arkansas.

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