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West Virginia
96.51%
Wyoming
94.19%
Maine
94.1%
Vermont
92.64%
New Hampshire
91.99%
Iowa
89.52%
Montana
87.23%
Kentucky
87.04%
Kansas
86%
Nebraska
85.5%

Whitest States 2023

Whitest States 2023

The states with the highest overall white populations are California (28,409,288), Texas (22,819,758), Florida (16,602,290), and New York (13,539,678). This is likely because these are the four most populous states in the U.S., and over three-quarters of the country's overall population is white. Despite their large white populations, these four states are considered to be among the most diverse in the U.S.. The states with the lowest percentage of white people are Hawaii (25.5%), the District of Columbia (46.0%), and Maryland (58.5%).

Here are the 10 states with the largest white population:

  1. West Virginia - 96.51%
  2. Wyoming - 94.19%
  3. Maine - 94.1%
  4. Vermont - 92.64%
  5. New Hampshire - 91.99%
  6. Iowa - 89.52%
  7. Montana - 87.23%
  8. Kentucky - 87.04%
  9. Kansas - 86%
  10. Nebraska - 85.5%

Whitest States 2023

Whitest States 2023

* White alone or in combination with one or more other races

Whitest States 2023

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