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Top 10 Most White U.S. States

Can you name the states where the highest percentage of people identify as non-Hispanic white?
For 2018. According to the Census Bureau.
Not counting people who identify as being of two or more races.
Quiz by bomber184
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Last updated: November 8, 2019
First submittedMarch 21, 2017
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State
93.0
Maine
92.6
Vermont
92.0
West Virginia
89.8
New Hampshire
85.9
Montana
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State
85.4
Iowa
84.5
Kentucky
83.9
Wyoming
83.8
North Dakota
81.8
Idaho
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level 60
Mar 21, 2017
Wow! Is there a Cities version?
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level 21
Mar 21, 2017
Don't think so! Thanks for the idea, I might make a quiz for that!
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level 67
Sep 12, 2018
West Virginia came as a surprise.
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level 60
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 77
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 69
Sep 19, 2018
Included in my first set of "tries": Minnesota, South Dakota, Utah, and Rhode Island.
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level 54
Nov 9, 2018
Come on, Utah has Mormons, they eat Jello.. what more does it need to qualify?
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level 23
Nov 13, 2018
lived there for 6 years and have to agree with this comment lol
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level 76
Nov 9, 2018
Didn't try Wyoming. I thought it had a higher Native American population than that.
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level 61
Jan 23, 2019
People live in Wyoming? Just kidding ;)
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level 79
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 75
Nov 9, 2018
Shouldn't it be "whitest"?
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level 46
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 68
Nov 12, 2018
Massachusetts and southern New England are very diverse in the cities.
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level 53
Mar 4, 2019
Surprised no Utah.