THE 10 WHITEST States In America For 2020


We used data and science to determine the whitest states in America.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest states in America.

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Did you know that in 1950, 90% of America was white? Now, white people make up about two thirds of all races in the US. By 2050, that number will be at less than half. So, that begs the question – which states are hanging onto their whiteness? You could probably make a pretty good guess. It’s the places where white people are still doing what white people… do.

Stuff White People Like includes yoga, marathons, and, apparently, Maine. That’s at least according the most recent American Community Survey from the census that pegs Maine as the whitest in the country. And how white is Maine exactly? Well, basically as white as the snow that covers the ground for approximately the same amount of time each year — 93.6%.

For reference, America as a whole is about 61.3% white. So Maine is a cool 50% more white than America as a whole. So grab your Starbucks and stop playing Fortnite for a few minutes as we look at America’s Whitest States.

As a quick note, we considered “non-Hispanic or latino, white” as “white” for the purposes of this article.

We found it interesting that the Upper Northeast is the whitest part of the country — Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire occupied prominent spots in the top ten. For some reason, the picture of the Midwest always seemed whitewashed in our minds. And, to a certain extent it is, but not quite as much as Upper New England.

On the other end of the spectrum, the further South and West you go, the more diverse it gets. Hawaii had previously earned the title of the most diverse state in the Union. Turns out, it also has the fewest amount of white people.

One place we’re not super excited to see in the top ten — Iowa. Given its position as the first state to conduct primaries for both parties, the fact that it doesn’t represent the diversity of America is disheartening.

Ok, so how did we get to this conclusion? Let’s take a look or if you’re simply not interested in reading about this list, check out:

The 10 Whitest States In America For 2020

1. Maine

Maine|Me, ME

Population: 1,332,813
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
White Population: 1,244,525
Percent White : 93.4%

Percent Change: -1.1%
More On Maine: Photos | Rent

Welcome to Maine, the whitest state in America. Here, 93.4% of the population is some shade of white. And, for a majority of the year, the ground is covered in white, too. Some of the whitest places in Maine include Brewer and Belfast which both clock in at over 96% white.

Why is Maine so white? For the most part, an ethnic person who wants to come to Maine with a family of four or five people is not going to find a home they can afford, and there’s almost no rental housing whatsoever here. According to research, the white folks in the great north don’t see racial diversity as a problem like people in the southern states do. It’s as if the white people up here don’t care that everyone is white.

So Maine might just like being so white.

Review Of by Thor Valhalla

I live in Maine and I LOVE IT HERE just because it’s the Whitest State in the US! I served in the Army for 23 years with the majority of it being stationed in the South and West Coast. I lived with and among black, Hispanic, and Asian people for most of that time, so you can dispense with your idea that I have no experience with other non-White cultures. If you want to know what Maine is like, just read our motto:

‘Maine, The Way Life Ought To Be.’

2. Vermont

Vermont|Vt, VT

Population: 624,977
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
White Population: 581,023
Percent White : 93.0%

Percent Change: -1.7%
More On Vermont: Photos | Rent

Our next stop is in Vermont, which is 93.0% white. It may not be a stretch to say that depending on where in Vermont you live, it’s possible that you also haven’t seen a person of color in a couple months.

Vermonters are very outdoorsy types. Camping, hiking and skiing are all very popular white things to do. People here are also very liberal and progressive. They support charities, care about the environment and are involved in their communities. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are still a big deal in these parts. So is Yoga. And, just like their friends in New Hampshire, just about everyone drives a Subaru. Or some other 4 wheel drive SUV type vehicle.

If you’re a person of color in New Hampshire, you’re very… lonely. The whitest places in Vermont are Rutland and Barre.

Review Of by Swan Auto47

I want to move to Vermont and I live in Massachusetts rn!,

3. West Virginia

West-Virginia|Wv, WV

Population: 1,829,054
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
White Population: 1,684,756
Percent White : 92.1%

Percent Change: -2.0%
More On West Virginia: Photos | Rent

West Virginia. Mountain Mama. Take me home, my country roads. To the whitest places, like Moundsville and New Martinsville.

That song is from John Denver, a very white guy who is adored by…white people. His song about West Virginia talks about how beautiful the Mountain State is, but it doesn’t talk about how overwhelmingly non diverse the state is. A whopping 92.1% of people in West Virginia are white. Most of them are huuuuge NASCAR fans, which is probably the most white sport in the entire world. Kids are practically raised with headsets on in West Virginia.

Review Of by Aria Kuran

Okay. I lived in West Virginia for most of my life. It’s really not that bad as he says. I moved to Michigan later during my second year of high school because my father got a job offer. While it paid the same, he still wanted to go other places then where most of my family lived.

If you really want to live in West Virginia go ahead. I’m moving back soon with my fianc because he too used to live there. Can’t wait to see my family again!

4. New Hampshire

New-Hampshire|Nh, NH

Population: 1,343,622
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
White Population: 1,214,547
Percent White : 90.4%

Percent Change: -0.3%
More On New Hampshire: Photos | Rent

We’re going back up to the northeast once again, where we stop in the very white state of New Hampshire. 90.4% of people in New Hampshire are white. Like many other states in the New England area, Farmers Markets, Subarus and Granola Bars are really popular in New Hampshire. And all are very much dominated by white people. Did you know that 97% of Subaru owners are white? Why is that? So interesting. Turns out that’s basically how white places like Franklin and Claremont are.

There’s so many white people in New Hampshire, that non white people who move here complain about the lack of diversity. If you speak Spanish when you move to New Hampshire, you’ll probably forget how to speak Spanish after a while.

Review Of by Satan

I live in New Hampshire, which is arguably one of the BEST states to live in. Unemployment may as well not exist, every home has an owner, and poverty is basically imaginary here.

If you ask a Granite Stater if they’re hungry, they might ask what ‘hunger’ is. And the schools- In my town, every high schooler gets a free MacBook Air. The weather is still s****y, though.

5. Montana

Montana|Mt, MT

Population: 1,041,732
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
White Population: 898,953
Percent White : 86.3%

Percent Change: 4.8%
More On Montana: Photos | Rent

Montana only has 900,000 people, and it would be hard to find less minorities in one state if you tried. Considering that 86.3% of the population here is white, that means that there are only around 18,000 African Americans and 16,000 Latinos in the entire state! And the whitest place in the state? We kid you not, Whitefish.

Why is it that only white people like cold weather anyways?

White people in Montana love to hunt. They love it so much, that a ton of people have deer stands in their front yards in Montana. Montana people will actually call in sick to work on the opening day of hunting season. You can judge a white Montana man by the number of does he plugged last winter, and by the size of his gun.

6. Iowa

Iowa|Ia, IA

Population: 3,132,499
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
White Population: 2,695,888
Percent White : 86.1%

Percent Change: -0.0%
More On Iowa: Photos | Rent

Iowa has to be on this list. When you think about Iowa, you think about farming first, and then wrestling. Both are very white things to do. After Texas and Missouri, Iowa is third in America for number of farms.

Farmer John, Old MacDonald and Ray from Field of Dreams are all famous white farmers from Iowa.

What else is there to do in Iowa for fun? Cow tipping, building corn mazes and going to the state fair are popular modes of entertainment. And all three are very white things to do in cities such as Carroll and Manchester.

Review Of by real men think like men Brown

I live in Iowa which is a okay place to live. They just have a huge problem with touching Lil kids. No lie every single day in every town there is someone getting caught for touching a lil kid or for having child p**n. I’m dead as serious and not saying it as a joke. That s**t has to stop for real

7. North Dakota

North-Dakota|Nd, ND

Population: 752,201
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
White Population: 639,477
Percent White : 85.0%

Percent Change: 8.4%
More On North Dakota: Photos | Rent

We move on to another cold state, North Dakota, where things are definitely mostly white.

Here, 85.0% of the population is white. And not just caucasian. I mean pale and pasty white. It’s pretty cold and dark here for a majority of the year, meaning the white population here has to find all sorts of creative ways to remain occupied for long stretches of the year. That means long hours spent indoors watching Seinfeld reruns and playing gin rummy.

Hockey is a totally white thing to play, and for many North Dakotans, hockey is a way of life. Did you know 1 in 5 kids plays hockey in North Dakota? It’s true.

The rest of North Dakota is made up of Native Americans at 5%, Latinos at 4%, and African Americans at 1%. A good example of a really white place in North Dakota? Valley City.

Review Of by Clorox Bleach

I live in North Dakota I thought it was gonna be on the list because a lot of people say it’s a really boring state and they may be right but I’m jus glad it wasn’t on the list

8. Kentucky

Kentucky|Ky, KY

Population: 4,440,204
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
White Population: 3,764,082
Percent White : 84.8%

Percent Change: 1.1%
More On Kentucky: Photos | Rent

Here in the state of Kentucky, 84.8% of the population is white. Kentucky is home to horse breeders and bourbon makers, too, which are totally white things to do in your spare time. If you live in Kentucky, odds are you drive a pick up truck, drink Budweiser and chew tobacco. We’re talking about you, Cold Spring, KY guy.

So white people like basketball and chicken? Because that’s also what Kentucky is well known for. Let us know in the comments below.

Review Of by Abi Stallard

LOVE MY KENTUCKY HOME and BTW the thing about pikevile is not true I go there every week or prestonsburg or hazard or Louisville and pitbulls are great dogs and for that to be a stereotype for bad people is terrible… Have u even been to KY maybe go there before you judge I live in Kentucky and before you judge a place go there first also I live in whitesburg KY and these other places are basically my home so if you read about those places somewhere that or those websites are wrong so come to Kentucky before you judge

9. Wyoming

Wyoming|Wy, WY

Population: 581,836
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
White Population: 489,559
Percent White : 84.1%

Percent Change: 4.0%
More On Wyoming: Photos | Rent

Oh I’ve got friends in low places, where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases all my blues away… Everyone knows that cowboys are mostly white. So its no surprise that the Cowboy State is our ninth whitest state, right? Cowboys are a total white thing. They love ropin, ridin’ and muttin bustin. For all those who are not aware of muttin bustin, its when a kid tries to ride a sheep around for at least 8 seconds.

Here in Wyoming, 84.1% of the population is white. Only one percent is black, and about two percent is Native American here. That’s especially true in Sheridan.

Most people in Wyoming listen to country music, too, which is another white stereotype. Additionally, you can bet that there are a lot of people who go camping and hiking in Wyoming, since that’s something that’s mostly what white people do.

Review Of by Gregory Marsh

I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and its not boring here. Besides, we have a whole lot of nuclear weapons systems here…so does Montana and North Dakota ! See, we can be real fun if we choose to 😉

10. South Dakota

South-Dakota|Sd, SD

Population: 864,289
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
White Population: 710,810
Percent White : 82.2%

Percent Change: 4.1%
More On South Dakota: Photos | Rent

Our tenth stop on the white tour of America bring us to, unsurprisingly, South Dakota. Here in South Dakota, the white population is 82.2%. Actually, 10% of the population in South Dakota is Native American, since there are some pretty big native american reservations in the Mount Rushmore State.

This is home to Mt. Rushmore, which has a giant monument featuring… 4 white guys. If you’re a white ice fisherman named Ned who drives his snowmobile to work every day, you likely live here in South Dakota. And even the whitest cities in the state have white names like Brandon.

The Methodology Behind The Whitest States In America

In order to determine the whitest states in America, we looked to the ultimate source of data — the US Census. The 2014-2018 American Community Survey provides the most recent data on the breakdown of race by state. In particular, table B03002 has the breakdown by Hispanic/latino and race.

We looked at the percentage of the population of each state that identified as non-Hispanic/latino, white. We then ranked the states from most white to least white.

Maine comes out on top as the whitest state in the country. You can download the data here.

There You Have It — The Whitest States in the US

After measuring the percentage of each state that is white, it’s clear – the north northeast (get it?) is definitely the Whitest place you could live in our country.

Here in america, there is this pattern of migration that determines where people move. In many of these places we just talked about, traditionally, there were no jobs, and there was no heritage, or culture to attract people of color to come to these states to settle. It will be interesting over time is to see if those migration patterns change.

Who knows. One day, maybe if ‘whitest states’ is a category on Jeopardy, these statistics will change. But for now, the white people in Maine, New Hamshire, Vermont, and all the other states we talked about will continue to do their white things in their little white bubble worlds.

Here’s a quick look at the least white states:

  1. Hawaii
  2. California
  3. New Mexico

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Detailed List Of The Whitest States In America For 2020

Rank State % White
1 Maine 93.4%
2 Vermont 93.0%
3 West Virginia 92.1%
4 New Hampshire 90.4%
5 Montana 86.3%
6 Iowa 86.1%
7 North Dakota 85.0%
8 Kentucky 84.8%
9 Wyoming 84.1%
10 South Dakota 82.2%
11 Idaho 82.2%
12 Wisconsin 81.5%
13 Minnesota 80.3%
14 Missouri 79.6%
15 Indiana 79.5%
16 Nebraska 79.4%
17 Ohio 79.2%
18 Utah 78.6%
19 Pennsylvania 76.8%
20 Kansas 76.1%
21 Oregon 76.0%
22 Michigan 75.2%
23 Tennessee 74.0%
24 Arkansas 72.7%
25 Rhode Island 72.7%
26 Massachusetts 72.2%
27 Washington 69.1%
28 Colorado 68.3%
29 Connecticut 67.5%
30 Oklahoma 66.0%
31 Alabama 65.7%
32 South Carolina 63.7%
33 North Carolina 63.3%
34 Delaware 62.7%
35 Virginia 62.2%
36 Illinois 61.6%
37 Alaska 61.0%
38 Louisiana 58.8%
39 Mississippi 56.8%
40 New York 55.9%
41 New Jersey 55.8%
42 Arizona 55.1%
43 Florida 54.4%
44 Georgia 53.2%
45 Maryland 51.4%
46 Nevada 49.9%
47 Texas 42.3%
48 New Mexico 37.7%
49 California 37.5%
50 Hawaii 22.1%

26 thoughts on “THE 10 WHITEST States In America For 2020

  1. soon the white race will be just a nightmare that humanity will overcome, and completely without violence!

    1. And your comment shows the level of your uneducation and ignorance as well as your racist issues!! No doubt you are Black!

    2. Such a nightmare, in fact, that the rankings of best / most well-managed / least dangerous / etc. states, cities, even countries, match at an absurdly high rate with the whitest and most northern-western European ancestry.

      Stop living in your fantasy. Facts are what they are, whether we like them or not.

  2. Whites are the most self-destructive race to ever exist. Did you see that recent video with the muslim woman in burka? A white man confronted her, and the white waitress of the shop refused him service. The white owner of the shop supported her. And the white person sitting at the back, sided with the muslim woman.

    And all white posters on washington post – Sided with the muslim woman, against that white man.

    Whites themselves are the greatest enemies of whites. From an evolutionary perspective, such a self-destructive race is not fit for survival and deserves to perish.

    1. People like to disagree with other people no matter what color they are or what subject it pertains. Just for the sake of argument. Though i like your example of judgement of white people….its laughable. There are plenty of people that are racist against their own race (non whites) and ive met many in my life. Not that “white” is a race but i dont feel insulted by people who throw us into the same category…in fact i feel empowered and superior, more so every time its mention or implied. I dont think this is the reaction you are expecting but this is what your accomplishing. As for the people you mentioned most of them are afraid of being called racist or are afraid of what they might turn into if they dont stand up for another race by constantly reinforcing it on social media etc…
      If it came down to what you describe as “our ending” do you really think the extremist on your side will accept a non white in their posse? The answer is neither side would but they will use them as they are defectors…that is until there usefulness becomes waste and they will be discarded.
      I was looking on google for “the best place to live in the US if your white” and this is what came up…there is literally no answer besides this.
      I noticed that the predominately “whitest” state seems to be hiding along the canadian boarder and the ocean. I was thinking they might be trying to get away from people like you? Is this true? i duno but clearly this is just an observation as i am not american.
      Though if you are american i would gladly trade you citizenship and you can come live in piece of crap canada?

    2. Whites are the most civilised and powerful race in the world and always will be. All crime ridden and dodgy areas in America have a very small white population, FACT. Because other races are uncivilised animals who need the white man to support them. America is a white country and always will be no matter what minority scum like you say. You don’t belong in America, you don’t deserve the right to live here. Take your ignorance and go back to whatever third world hellhole you came from.

      1. But why did he confront the Muslim woman? Just because she is wearing a burka? It is very bad manners for a man to harrass a lady.

    3. But why did he confront the Muslim woman? Just because she is wearing a burka? It is very bad manners for a man to harrass a lady.

  3. The problem with your calculations is that, according to the 2010 census, about half of the people who identified themselves as “Hispanic” also identified themselves as “White.” Thus, the white population is higher than given in statistics that assume that “Hispanic” people are “non-white.”

  4. I don’t think you realise that in the grand scheme of things, whites are the minorities. Not blacks, not non-white hispanics, not asians, not native americans, or pacific islanders, but the but whites. And whites are a dying race, with all the mixed race breeding going on these days whites will be a long forgotten, repressed, memory.

  5. Good God people!! Who really cares about color of skin? We live in this unbelievably massive universe and all we have is this small planet to live on. …so how stupid are all of us for allowing this hate? It’s a crime against nature to attack, insult, hurt or harm anyone for their skin color. …lets hate people for their terrible character. But also try to show understanding of one another.

  6. Whites only think they are the most civilized because they have never had to suffer or endure the hardships of other races. Whites have been in control since the beginning of America and have massacred the first americans, enslaved other races and treated them like shit since their birth. All the money and ownership of everything has been passed down through generations to other whites while believing and teaching their offspring that they are superior and smarter. History has taught us that white people are the realist examples of devilish cowards.

  7. This is such a horrible thing to say about minorities. RACE IS JUST A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT. This hellhole you speak about is Donald Trumps America. I’m sorry to inform you, but it’s 2019, not 1890… grow up.

  8. If you ask all Anericans if they have any American Indian parentage you will be amazed at how many previous Americans were NOT massacred.
    If you study Indians’ oral history , you will learn that there were wars and massacres in America before 1492AD.

  9. White spaces are statistically cleaner, safer, less violent, and actually enjoyable to live in. It’s where decent folks go to get away from the blacks living and behaving like animals. Can never keep anything nice in black neighborhoods since they destroy everything they touch. Just different cultures.

  10. Bottom line, like it or not my hateful, satanized friend, let the documented criminal records speak all truths. By far, very far, crimes and atrocities committed against white woman are done by non-whites. Vast majority of all gun violence is done by non-whites, which is why our black politicians want to disarm the white man so he can not protect himself. You had mentioned youtube clips of acts of hatred and violence committed by whites. Better stop lying, you will wet the bed, sorry, but there are countless videos online that show blacks having orgasmic fun violating whites. You know, y’all are afraid of us, routine. So sad, but the day will come when the double standard poor black us will not work. Now burn this into your brain. Listen everybody. If we do not start getting along we are going to fall. Then, and only then, will we agree one with another when we have new Russian or Chinese masters to serve. But I suppose that black hate for whites will welcome that day.

  11. At the end of the day we a re all humans. No race is superior to the other. White people will never be more superior than any other race and the same for others. People like to tote how mighty they are until mother nature sends a natural disaster and quickly reminds them just how small their lives are. And while the idea of a race believing they are mighty might seem like the “cool thing” to do, remember that tomorrow is no always promised for anyone walking here. You may thing you are a kings / queens today but could end up ashes tomorrow.

    Therefor, we should respect each others as humans and uplift each other in our times of distress. While it is hard for selfish elitist to grasp this concept, the core nature of humanity is about working together and being on the same levels of communication. it is why we as an entire race have been successful.

    It is unnerving to hear Americans and Black Americans go back and forth with silly racial ideas like this is a high school student government campaign of who really is the best.

    When the truth is, each race learns and develops from one another to create balance. Americans, Africans, Asians, Indians and beyond have all contributed something to the growth of the entire human race, so no race is superior and sadly, it often it takes a catastrophic event to make folks realize, “Hey, just maybe…I’m not the top dog I thought I was. There are forces out there that could wipe me and others from the face of the Earth.”

    These are the events that show us we have to work together but there are still thick-skulled people out there who wont let go of their ways.

    Some Americans need to let go of this heightened sense of superiority. It’s stupid and gets them nowhere. You still breathe the same air as everyone else and will die like everyone else eventually…The states really are the only thing United because the people sure act like they aren’t.

    Even though I mentioned Americans, this also applies for people in other countries who believe the lighter you are, the richer/better you are. These shallow concepts are not what define our humanity and need to be thrown out.

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