These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Mississippi For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi?

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 Magnolia State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Mississippi for 2018:

  1. Diamondhead
  2. Madison (Photos)
  3. Long Beach
  4. Hernando (Photos)
  5. Waveland (Photos)
  6. Ocean Springs
  7. Petal (Photos)
  8. Booneville
  9. Brandon
  10. Bay St. Louis (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Yazoo City 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 Mississippi for 2018

In order to rank the whitest places in Mississippi, 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 Mississippi 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 62 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 62 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 Mississippi.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Diamondhead.

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 Mississippi.

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1. Diamondhead

Diamondhead, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,341
Percent White: 93.4%

2. Madison

Madison, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,473
Percent White: 85.5%

3. Long Beach

Long Beach, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,450
Percent White: 83.3%

4. Hernando

Hernando, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,227
Percent White: 82.9%

5. Waveland

Waveland, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,454
Percent White: 79.6%

6. Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,547
Percent White: 78.2%

7. Petal

Petal, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,736
Percent White: 77.0%

8. Booneville


Population: 8,764
Percent White: 76.5%

9. Brandon

Brandon, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,186
Percent White: 76.4%

10. Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,448
Percent White: 75.8%

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

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 Mississippi.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Mississippi for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Diamondhead 1 8,341 93.4%
Madison 2 25,473 85.5%
Long Beach 3 15,450 83.3%
Hernando 4 15,227 82.9%
Waveland 5 6,454 79.6%
Ocean Springs 6 17,547 78.2%
Petal 7 10,736 77.0%
Booneville 8 8,764 76.5%
Brandon 9 23,186 76.4%
Bay St. Louis 10 11,448 75.8%
Oxford 11 21,634 72.8%
Pearl 12 26,344 71.1%
Richland 13 7,069 70.6%
Corinth 14 14,832 67.8%
Pass Christian 15 5,302 66.7%
Flowood 16 8,532 66.0%
Southaven 17 51,816 65.2%
Amory 18 7,110 63.9%
Pontotoc 19 5,906 63.7%
Olive Branch 20 35,508 63.2%
Picayune 21 10,732 62.3%
D’Iberville 22 10,829 61.4%
Biloxi 23 45,271 60.4%
New Albany 24 8,589 59.4%
Senatobia 25 7,969 58.3%
Ripley 26 5,336 57.9%
Tupelo 27 38,856 57.4%
Starkville 28 25,011 56.9%
Gautier 29 18,541 56.7%
Batesville 30 7,402 55.1%
Pascagoula 31 22,163 54.2%
Ridgeland 32 24,338 53.4%
Gulfport 33 71,265 53.2%
Horn Lake 34 26,785 51.7%
Clinton 35 25,411 50.1%
Columbia 36 6,292 50.0%
Cleveland 37 12,346 47.9%
Brookhaven 38 12,418 42.6%
Philadelphia 39 7,399 42.6%
Kosciusko 40 7,208 41.3%
Hattiesburg 41 46,846 41.0%
Grenada 42 12,863 40.2%
Byram 43 11,610 40.2%
West Point 44 11,042 37.4%
Natchez 45 15,345 35.9%
Columbus 46 24,833 34.7%
Meridian 47 40,094 34.5%
Louisville 48 6,373 31.9%
Laurel 49 18,806 31.1%
Forest 50 5,700 29.1%
Aberdeen 51 5,427 29.1%
Vicksburg 52 23,320 27.4%
Mccomb 53 12,732 25.8%
Greenwood 54 14,780 25.5%
Moss Point 55 13,652 22.8%
Canton 56 13,504 22.5%
Clarksdale 57 16,994 18.4%
Greenville 58 32,612 18.2%
Holly Springs 59 7,591 17.2%
Jackson 60 172,039 16.7%
Indianola 61 10,047 14.3%
Yazoo City 62 11,336 10.3%

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