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Top 10 Most White U.S. States

Can you name the states where the highest percentage of people identify as white?
For 2016. According to the Census Bureau
Not counting people who identify as being of two or more races
Last updated: September 12, 2018
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State
94.4
Maine
94.4
Vermont
93.4
New Hampshire
93.1
West Virginia
92.0
Wyoming
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State
90.4
Iowa
89.7
Idaho
89.0
Montana
87.8
Nebraska
87.2
North Dakota
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level 57
Mar 21, 2017
Wow! Is there a Cities version?
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level 22
Mar 21, 2017
Don't think so! Thanks for the idea, I might make a quiz for that!
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2018
Note: The racial categories are very broad. Most people of Hispanic and Middle Eastern descent will be included in this category, depending on how they self-identify.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2018
The state with the lowest percentage is Hawaii, at 25.1%.
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level 59
Sep 12, 2018
West Virginia came as a surprise.
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level 58
Sep 13, 2018
Considering it's the state with the lowest birth rate, it was my first guess.
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level 67
Oct 24, 2018
That's the only one I didn't get. I started off guessing New England states, then moved on to "flyover" states, and didn't think to try the rest of the east coast.
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level 74
Nov 9, 2018
Just think of states with no big cities, where there weren't any plantations worked by slaves, and where there's not really any reason to move to.
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level 68
Sep 19, 2018
Included in my first set of "tries": Minnesota, South Dakota, Utah, and Rhode Island.
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level 53
Nov 9, 2018
Come on, Utah has Mormons, they eat Jello.. what more does it need to qualify?
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level 20
Nov 13, 2018
lived there for 6 years and have to agree with this comment lol
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level 74
Nov 9, 2018
Didn't try Wyoming. I thought it had a higher Native American population than that.
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level 73
Nov 9, 2018
If you're looking for common threads:

1. Geography (far from states where slavery was legal, except for West Virginia, which seceded from Virginia specifically because they didn't have many slaves, and far from the Mexican border).

2. Lack of large cities. In these ten states there are a total of 4 cities with (metro area) population over 150,000: Omaha (466,893), Lincoln (284,736), Boise (226,570), and Des Moines (217,521). Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Maine don't even have a single city over 100,000.
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level 69
Nov 9, 2018
Shouldn't it be "whitest"?
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level 47
Nov 9, 2018
West Virginia was my first guess after the New England states because I'm from Virginia and have been to WV many times. Whenever I've gone anywhere in Appalachia, I've always been fascinated by the total lack of black people. Seriously if I'm in a public place, I catch myself waiting for one to walk around the corner or something, and it never happens.
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level 60
Nov 12, 2018
Massachusetts and southern New England are very diverse in the cities.