The 10 Whitest Cities In Mississippi For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Mississippi for 2022:

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

What is the whitest city in Mississippi for 2022? According to the most recent census data Long Beach 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 2022

1. Long Beach

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,829
% White: 82.49%
More on Long Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Long Beach, MS

2. Ocean Springs

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,756
% White: 82.03%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs, MS

3. Madison

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,650
% White: 79.27%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, MS

4. Hernando

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,206
% White: 78.05%
More on Hernando: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hernando, MS

5. Waveland

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,352
% White: 77.77%
More on Waveland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Waveland, MS

Source: Public domain

6. Petal

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,624
% White: 76.43%
More on Petal: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Petal, MS

7. Booneville

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,539
% White: 75.71%
More on Booneville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Booneville, MS

8. Brandon

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,088
% White: 73.72%
More on Brandon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brandon, MS

9. Bay St. Louis

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,539
% White: 72.03%
More on Bay St. Louis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bay St. Louis, MS

10. Richland

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,203
% White: 69.57%
More on Richland: Real Estate | Data

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

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 82.5% to 9.6%.

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

Summary: 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. Greenville
  3. Jackson

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Long Beach 82.49% 15,829
2 Ocean Springs 82.03% 17,756
3 Madison 79.27% 25,650
4 Hernando 78.05% 16,206
5 Waveland 77.77% 6,352
6 Petal 76.43% 10,624
7 Booneville 75.71% 8,539
8 Brandon 73.72% 24,088
9 Bay St. Louis 72.03% 13,539
10 Richland 69.57% 7,203
11 Corinth 69.14% 14,544
12 Amory 67.79% 6,873
13 Oxford 67.42% 27,662
14 Pearl 62.91% 26,462
15 Biloxi 61.98% 46,042
16 Flowood 59.48% 9,213
17 Southaven 59.34% 55,026
18 Starkville 59.09% 25,495
19 D'iberville 58.57% 13,766
20 Olive Branch 58.54% 38,270
21 New Albany 57.31% 8,723
22 Senatobia 55.55% 7,759
23 Tupelo 55.28% 38,251
24 Picayune 54.63% 11,016
25 Pontotoc 54.6% 6,070
26 Gautier 53.12% 18,436
27 Clinton 51.81% 24,797
28 Columbia 51.55% 5,940
29 Ripley 51.01% 5,268
30 Gulfport 50.65% 71,660
31 Ridgeland 49.46% 24,194
32 Batesville 48.36% 7,200
33 Pascagoula 45.98% 21,732
34 Horn Lake 43.95% 27,234
35 Grenada 42.21% 12,349
36 Kosciusko 40.19% 6,778
37 Cleveland 40.03% 11,363
38 Philadelphia 38.84% 7,137
39 Hattiesburg 37.99% 46,010
40 Brookhaven 37.24% 12,045
41 Louisville 34.32% 6,063
42 Columbus 33.59% 23,853
43 Natchez 32.97% 14,854
44 West Point 32.9% 10,517
45 Laurel 32.45% 18,403
46 Byram 31.5% 11,519
47 Meridian 31.09% 37,252
48 Forest 27.33% 5,569
49 Aberdeen 26.99% 5,302
50 Vicksburg 26.25% 22,045
51 Greenwood 25.0% 13,826
52 Mccomb 22.44% 12,788
53 Moss Point 19.59% 13,396
54 Canton 19.33% 11,943
55 Holly Springs 17.87% 7,727
56 Indianola 16.56% 9,258
57 Clarksdale 15.41% 15,342
58 Jackson 15.41% 163,778
59 Greenville 14.55% 29,854
60 Yazoo City 9.58% 10,806

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

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