Whitest States 2019

The United States is a country founded by European colonizers. Starting with the arrival of Christopher Columbus and his crew in 1942, 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)
1Maine1,330,15893.59%1,244,859
2Vermont624,63693.24%582,404
3West Virginia1,836,84392.27%1,694,887
4New Hampshire1,331,84890.93%1,211,110
5Montana1,029,86286.61%891,990
6Iowa3,118,10286.50%2,697,252
7North Dakota745,47585.69%638,773
8Kentucky4,424,37685.08%3,764,473
9Wyoming583,20084.30%491,626
10South Dakota855,44482.68%707,282
11Idaho1,657,37582.55%1,368,118
12Wisconsin5,763,21781.81%4,715,129
13Minnesota5,490,72680.76%4,434,473
14Nebraska1,893,92179.84%1,512,046
15Indiana6,614,41879.83%5,280,583
16Missouri6,075,30079.82%4,849,068
17Ohio11,609,75679.62%9,243,187
18Utah2,993,94179.00%2,365,205
19Pennsylvania12,790,50577.25%9,881,135
20Oregon4,025,12776.52%3,079,995
21Kansas2,903,82076.46%2,220,256
22Michigan9,925,56875.50%7,493,362
23Tennessee6,597,38174.26%4,898,888
24Rhode Island1,056,13873.23%773,388
25Arkansas2,977,94473.01%2,174,326
26Massachusetts6,789,31972.94%4,952,367
27Washington7,169,96769.76%5,001,482
28Colorado5,436,51968.65%3,731,976
29Connecticut3,594,47868.05%2,446,049
30Oklahoma3,896,25166.45%2,589,210
31Alabama4,850,77165.93%3,198,079
32South Carolina4,893,44463.75%3,119,676
33North Carolina10,052,56463.64%6,397,460
34Delaware943,73263.04%594,911
35Virginia8,365,95262.62%5,238,967
36Illinois12,854,52661.89%7,955,484
37Alaska738,56561.54%454,498
38Louisiana4,663,46159.02%2,752,253
39Mississippi2,986,22057.00%1,702,268
40New Jersey8,960,16156.07%5,023,606
41New York19,798,22855.92%11,071,563
42Arizona6,809,94655.60%3,786,418
43Florida20,278,44754.86%11,124,951
44Georgia10,201,63553.61%5,469,446
45Maryland5,996,07951.86%3,109,275
46Nevada2,887,72550.46%1,457,272
47Texas27,419,61242.87%11,755,493
48New Mexico2,084,82838.17%795,728
49California38,982,84737.91%14,777,594
50District of Columbia672,39135.98%241,901
51Hawaii1,421,65822.23%316,047