Whitest States 2020

The United States is a country founded by European colonizers. Starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his crew in 1492, Native Americans were slowly yet surely being overrun, controlled, and pushed aside by white colonizers. History books certainly paint a different picture of how everything happened, but the truth of the matter is that white people took over, and the country has remained predominantly white ever since.

That said, as immigration rates increase, more people are entering the country in search of fulfilling the American dream, and therefore, the ratio of white people to non-white people is slowly balancing out. The top ten whitest states in America, from the state with the highest white population to the state with the lowest, are…

Interestingly enough, the northeasternmost part of the United States has the highest percentage of white people, in comparison to the other white populations across the nation. Over time, the population of each state changes, and that includes in terms of which races, ethnicities, and nationalities are most popular in each of the fifty states. It can be very telling and fascinating to look at the trend of white people who lived in each state at a given time. Let’s take a look down memory lane and reflect on how the white populations have changed over time.

Rank State 2019 Population White (%) White (Total)
1Maine1,332,81393.38%1,244,525
2Vermont624,97792.97%581,023
3West Virginia1,829,05492.11%1,684,756
4New Hampshire1,343,62290.39%1,214,547
5Montana1,041,73286.29%898,953
6Iowa3,132,49986.06%2,695,888
7North Dakota752,20185.01%639,477
8Kentucky4,440,20484.77%3,764,082
9Wyoming581,83684.14%489,559
10South Dakota864,28982.24%710,810
11Idaho1,687,80982.22%1,387,654
12Wisconsin5,778,39481.53%4,711,038
13Minnesota5,527,35880.29%4,438,071
14Missouri6,090,06279.61%4,848,330
15Indiana6,637,42679.48%5,275,162
16Nebraska1,904,76079.40%1,512,314
17Ohio11,641,87979.20%9,220,638
18Utah3,045,35078.62%2,394,238
19Pennsylvania12,791,18176.83%9,826,865
20Kansas2,908,77676.13%2,214,543
21Oregon4,081,94376.03%3,103,557
22Michigan9,957,48875.21%7,489,371
23Tennessee6,651,08974.04%4,924,145
24Arkansas2,990,67172.69%2,173,849
25Rhode Island1,056,61172.66%767,727
26Massachusetts6,830,19372.19%4,930,412
27Washington7,294,33669.08%5,039,208
28Colorado5,531,14168.31%3,778,212
29Connecticut3,581,50467.53%2,418,696
30Oklahoma3,918,13766.00%2,586,110
31Alabama4,864,68065.71%3,196,730
32South Carolina4,955,92563.70%3,156,973
33North Carolina10,155,62463.34%6,433,039
34Delaware949,49562.73%595,623
35Virginia8,413,77462.20%5,233,111
36Illinois12,821,49761.57%7,894,286
37Alaska738,51661.04%450,754
38Louisiana4,663,61658.84%2,744,265
39Mississippi2,988,76256.78%1,696,952
40New York19,618,45355.86%10,959,534
41New Jersey8,881,84555.84%4,960,005
42Arizona6,946,68555.07%3,825,886
43Florida20,598,13954.36%11,196,857
44Georgia10,297,48453.18%5,476,441
45Maryland6,003,43551.39%3,084,868
46Nevada2,922,84949.89%1,458,093
47Texas27,885,19542.34%11,807,263
48New Mexico2,092,43437.67%788,308
49California39,148,76037.54%14,695,836
50District of Columbia684,49836.24%248,057
51Hawaii1,422,02922.12%314,536