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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. O

ver 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.

Here are the 10 states with the largest white population:

  1. Maine (96.56%)
  2. Vermont (96.15%)
  3. New Hampshire (94.97%)
  4. West Virginia (94.83%)
  5. Wyoming (93.98%)
  6. Idaho (93.07%)
  7. Iowa (92.22%)
  8. Montana (91.53%)
  9. Nebraska (89.77%)
  10. North Dakota (89.37%)

Whitest States 2020

Whitest States 2020

* White alone or in combination with one or more other races
State White (%) White (Total)
Maine96.56%1,286,940
Vermont96.15%600,911
New Hampshire94.97%1,276,010
West Virginia94.83%1,734,490
Wyoming93.98%546,808
Idaho93.07%1,570,870
Iowa92.22%2,888,740
Montana91.53%953,454
Nebraska89.77%1,709,930
North Dakota89.37%672,255
Kentucky89.17%3,959,160
Utah89.10%2,713,400
Oregon88.80%3,624,960
Kansas87.78%2,553,450
Wisconsin87.75%5,070,540
Colorado87.35%4,831,670
South Dakota86.99%751,830
Minnesota85.92%4,749,380
Indiana85.83%5,696,790
Missouri84.58%5,151,020
Ohio84.07%9,787,580
Rhode Island83.23%879,445
Pennsylvania82.94%10,609,400
Massachusetts81.25%5,549,300
Washington81.12%5,917,200
Michigan81.08%8,073,520
Arizona80.34%5,580,860
Tennessee79.62%5,295,620
Oklahoma79.49%3,114,550
Arkansas79.31%2,372,020
Connecticut78.92%2,826,560
Florida77.63%15,989,900
New Mexico77.12%1,613,640
Texas76.56%21,349,900
Illinois73.81%9,463,840
Alaska72.39%534,625
Delaware71.25%676,471
Virginia71.16%5,987,620
North Carolina71.06%7,216,120
Nevada70.10%2,048,870
New Jersey69.95%6,212,580
Alabama69.85%3,398,100
South Carolina69.17%3,428,120
New York66.14%12,974,700
California64.10%25,093,600
Louisiana63.94%2,981,720
Georgia61.04%6,285,600
Mississippi59.79%1,786,910
Maryland58.85%3,533,210
Hawaii43.06%612,335