The 10 Whitest Cities In Mississippi For 2021


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

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Mississippi for 2021:

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

What is the whitest city in Mississippi for 2021? According to the most recent census data Hernando ranks as the whitest. 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.

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Mississippi For 2021

1. Hernando

Hernando, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,942
% White: 81.66%
More on Hernando: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Madison

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,592
% White: 81.04%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Long Beach

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,698
% White: 80.97%
More on Long Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. Waveland

Waveland, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,336
% White: 80.92%
More on Waveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,729
% White: 78.7%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Petal

Petal, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,584
% White: 78.04%
More on Petal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Brandon

Brandon, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 23,930
% White: 76.54%
More on Brandon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Booneville

Booneville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,637
% White: 75.94%
More on Booneville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. Bay St. Louis

Bay St. Louis, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,018
% White: 73.81%
More on Bay St. Louis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. Oxford

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,962
% White: 68.85%
More on Oxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Mississippi for 2021

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, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Mississippi.

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 81.7% to 11.6%.

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

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

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least White places in Mississippi:

  1. Yazoo City
  2. Jackson
  3. Greenville

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % White Population
1 Hernando 81.66% 15,942
2 Madison 81.04% 25,592
3 Long Beach 80.97% 15,698
4 Waveland 80.92% 6,336
5 Ocean Springs 78.7% 17,729
6 Petal 78.04% 10,584
7 Brandon 76.54% 23,930
8 Booneville 75.94% 8,637
9 Bay St. Louis 73.81% 13,018
10 Oxford 68.85% 26,962
11 Corinth 68.33% 14,562
12 Pearl 67.82% 26,461
13 Amory 66.6% 6,932
14 Richland 64.79% 7,175
15 Biloxi 63.06% 45,906
16 Southaven 62.34% 54,152
17 Olive Branch 59.64% 37,461
18 Flowood 59.15% 9,030
19 Pontotoc 58.97% 6,015
20 Starkville 57.25% 25,387
21 Senatobia 56.19% 7,840
22 New Albany 55.49% 8,705
23 Gautier 55.4% 18,496
24 D'iberville 55.2% 13,673
25 Tupelo 54.7% 38,271
26 Picayune 54.57% 11,040
27 Ridgeland 52.55% 24,269
28 Gulfport 52.25% 71,676
29 Clinton 51.7% 25,131
30 Pascagoula 49.48% 21,809
31 Columbia 48.01% 5,992
32 Batesville 45.94% 7,245
33 Horn Lake 45.47% 27,080
34 Ripley 45.22% 5,290
35 Cleveland 44.55% 11,627
36 Kosciusko 43.76% 6,855
37 Grenada 42.55% 12,475
38 Philadelphia 42.3% 7,218
39 Hattiesburg 40.58% 46,098
40 Brookhaven 37.47% 12,115
41 West Point 37.32% 10,626
42 Natchez 33.52% 14,981
43 Meridian 33.25% 37,848
44 Columbus 32.99% 24,083
45 Louisville 31.55% 6,124
46 Laurel 28.87% 18,508
47 Byram 28.8% 11,578
48 Vicksburg 28.13% 22,332
49 Aberdeen 26.0% 5,326
50 Forest 25.35% 5,629
51 Greenwood 25.0% 14,040
52 Moss Point 24.73% 13,451
53 Mccomb 21.98% 12,725
54 Holly Springs 17.44% 7,737
55 Clarksdale 16.65% 15,734
56 Indianola 16.55% 9,450
57 Canton 16.4% 12,222
58 Greenville 16.04% 30,588
59 Jackson 15.63% 166,383
60 Yazoo City 11.58% 11,063

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