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Top 10 Most German U.S. States

Name the states with the highest percentage of people who report their ethnicity as German.
For 2016. According to the Census Bureau
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Last updated: September 12, 2018
First submittedSeptember 12, 2018
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State
40.0
North Dakota
39.6
Wisconsin
38.7
South Dakota
34.6
Nebraska
33.8
Iowa
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State
33.0
Minnesota
25.5
Kansas
25.5
Montana
24.6
Ohio
24.1
Pennsylvania
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Sep 12, 2018
The lowest: Mississippi, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Alabama.
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level 62
Oct 6, 2018
Wouldn't have expected Massachusetts. In fact, I think I guessed that.
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level 63
Nov 15, 2018
Same here
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level 85
Sep 12, 2018
got all 10, but gives no points
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level 71
Sep 12, 2018
Same, no points even though I got them all correct.
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level 67
Sep 12, 2018
It doesn't register immediately after the quiz is made/updated/featured. Points are working now.
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level 73
Sep 12, 2018
The image for this quiz makes me hungry.
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level 62
Oct 6, 2018
I think it's an ugly pretzel.
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level 71
Sep 18, 2018
Long gone are the German days of glory in Texas...
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level 68
Nov 15, 2018
nah, visit the hill country or Muenster in north Texas, were still here.
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level 62
Oct 6, 2018
This is a total crapshoot.
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level 68
Nov 15, 2018
Nope - if you have an idea about when Germans migrated, you can look for territories that were offering land at that time.
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level 73
Nov 15, 2018
Agreed. I thought it was quite easy, a few guesses to get a couple but they were in close proximity to the ones I knew.
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level 76
Mar 2, 2019
I have a friend from Kansas with German ancestry; I wouldn't even have tried Midwestern states otherwise.
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level 43
Nov 15, 2018
Got all of them except Pennsylvania.
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level 62
Nov 15, 2018
That was the first one I got.
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level 61
Nov 15, 2018
There is a large Amish population in Pennsylvania, which is what prompted me to guess it.
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level 53
Apr 17, 2019
Pennsylvania Dutch are actually Pennsylvania Deutsch (or Deitsch, in their dialect).
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level 69
Nov 15, 2018
The quizmaster normally gives credit to original quiz ideas. https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/106934/us-states-with-most-german-americans
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level 45
Nov 16, 2018
got every one, except pennsylvania
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level 37
Nov 16, 2018
For some reason I'm really good at these quizzes. Once I get one state I can usually get the rest through patterns.
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level 28
Dec 21, 2018
oh yay i can comment now
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level 38
Sep 22, 2019
Strangely, I would have guessed Minnesota to be predominantly Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) not German.