US States by Race 2018

The state of California is the most populous in the United States, with 38,654,206 residents. Although individuals identifying as white make up the majority of the population at 23,680,584, California is also the most racially diverse state, with 5,133,600 people identifying as coming from a background other than white, black, Native American, Asian or Islander, while 1,787,159 consider themselves to be multiracial.

Texas, another highly populous state with 26,956,435 residents, has the largest population identifying as black (3,221,133), as well as a sizeable population identifying as 'other' (1,561,683). Texas also has a substantial Asian population of 1,175,423, but a small Islander population of 22,248. The District of Columbia is the only state where the black population (318,598) is larger than the white population (266,035), while the state of Montana has the lowest black population in the country at 4,260 (although Montana has an overall population of 1,023,391, making it one of the least populous states).

The south western state of Arizona has the highest Native American population in the country, with 296,732 residents identifying themselves as Native American (higher than any other race in the state apart from white). This is followed by Oklahoma (286,231), California (285,512), New Mexico (193,295) and Texas (128,145). Just 1,984 residents of Vermont identify as Native American, the lowest in the country. Vermont also has the lowest rates of those identifying as 'other' or of multiple races – 2,309 and 12,169, respectively.

US States by Race

State Total White Black Native Asian Islander Other Multiple
Alabama4,841,1643,325,0371,282,05323,91960,7442,00861,99185,412
Alaska736,855483,51824,443103,57444,2188,8629,90062,340
Arizona6,728,5775,235,158287,110296,732205,22912,863468,906222,579
Arkansas2,968,4722,307,136460,63818,69741,5396,73867,64566,079
California38,654,20623,680,5842,261,835285,5125,354,608150,9085,133,6001,787,159
Colorado5,359,2954,517,058219,34950,160157,5237,441224,029183,735
Connecticut3,588,5702,768,080372,6969,399152,7821,031177,594106,988
Delaware934,695647,002203,0273,49434,42846120,45225,831
District of Columbia659,009266,035318,5982,17424,03627129,65018,245
Florida19,934,45115,130,7483,216,99452,904521,27211,288505,877495,368
Georgia10,099,3206,039,3893,148,13428,950373,9834,916281,491222,457
Hawaii1,413,673353,64325,8712,715537,363143,97313,479336,629
Idaho1,635,4831,493,15510,43321,45421,6302,00344,75842,050
Illinois12,851,6849,270,9071,837,61229,399655,7994,186753,559300,222
Indiana6,589,5785,534,759608,22615,799130,2322,746151,500146,316
Iowa3,106,5892,823,890103,0529,95166,5702,42239,41061,294
Kansas2,898,2922,468,923167,70623,87177,6051,87462,28396,030
Kentucky4,411,9893,859,516350,2429,05257,0842,58440,67492,837
Louisiana4,645,6702,909,2901,494,20126,40378,7191,46450,43485,159
Maine1,329,9231,260,47616,3038,01314,6432113,15127,126
Maryland5,959,9023,408,2401,765,92615,946362,2592,792218,586186,153
Massachusetts6,742,1435,343,665489,23313,931411,7362,002278,562203,014
Michigan9,909,6007,817,8271,376,44652,891276,7692,492111,377271,798
Minnesota5,450,8684,597,525310,85356,904246,8191,96988,296148,502
Mississippi2,989,1921,764,0381,121,32713,07228,56249226,33435,367
Missouri6,059,6515,000,875701,89625,641107,9536,47968,766148,041
Montana1,023,391911,9074,26067,2227,4818415,15826,522
Nebraska1,881,2591,655,70888,38815,73939,7941,30536,67243,653
Nevada2,839,1721,933,057243,55231,927222,61218,334260,654129,036
New Hampshire1,327,5031,243,59417,4832,08532,0942297,11224,906
New Jersey8,915,4566,075,7101,207,22118,470819,2082,811566,323225,713
New Mexico2,082,6691,530,63641,957193,29529,1681,340218,47667,797
New York19,697,45712,667,4133,073,27875,7511,599,2167,5281,697,831576,440
North Carolina9,940,8286,882,9152,137,131117,479254,5506,588298,795243,370
North Dakota736,162649,73014,76138,3699,2963365,69117,979
Ohio11,586,9419,519,5061,421,94321,459224,5203,24898,088298,177
Oklahoma3,875,5892,823,497281,295286,23177,5414,969102,292299,764
Oregon3,982,2673,387,82574,01245,233160,15514,936124,565175,541
Pennsylvania12,783,97710,402,7431,410,56324,947401,9794,463253,514285,768
Rhode Island1,054,491854,02668,8865,13034,59857561,21830,058
South Carolina4,834,6053,252,2521,322,36815,41768,5532,78473,149100,082
South Dakota851,058721,41014,07874,18711,3513137,48022,239
Tennessee6,548,0095,096,7331,100,57718,757105,3683,29990,065133,210
Texas26,956,43520,174,4033,221,133128,1451,175,42322,2481,561,683673,400
Utah2,948,4272,572,59532,51231,68666,03926,411141,37477,810
Vermont626,249592,9657,4041,9849,2122062,30912,169
Virginia8,310,3015,712,9581,596,35221,948502,8785,494190,972279,699
Washington7,073,1465,470,566256,99094,026552,03244,870276,959377,703
West Virginia1,846,0921,725,41163,3053,28113,9906485,73133,726
Wisconsin5,754,7984,961,193361,73051,459148,0771,378105,038125,923
Wyoming583,029531,8516,43513,0335,38539110,40315,531