These Are The 10 Whitest States In America For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the whitest states in America.

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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 the Pine Tree State 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 62.35% white. So Maine is a cool 50% more white than America as a whole.

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 spots 1, 2, and 4 respectively. 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 methodology behind the whiteness

Whitest States In America For 2019 Map

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In order to determine the whitest states in America, we looked to the ultimate source of data — the US Census. The 2013-2017 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.

1. Maine

Maine|Me, ME

Population: 1,330,158
White Population: 1,244,859
Percent White : 93.6%

2. Vermont

Vermont|Vt, VT

Population: 624,636
White Population: 582,404
Percent White : 93.2%

3. West Virginia

West-Virginia|Wv, WV

Population: 1,836,843
White Population: 1,694,887
Percent White : 92.3%

4. New Hampshire

New-Hampshire|Nh, NH

Population: 1,331,848
White Population: 1,211,110
Percent White : 90.9%

5. Montana

Montana|Mt, MT

Population: 1,029,862
White Population: 891,990
Percent White : 86.6%

6. Iowa

Iowa|Ia, IA

Population: 3,118,102
White Population: 2,697,252
Percent White : 86.5%

7. North Dakota

North-Dakota|Nd, ND

Population: 745,475
White Population: 638,773
Percent White : 85.7%

8. Kentucky

Kentucky|Ky, KY

Population: 4,424,376
White Population: 3,764,473
Percent White : 85.1%

9. Wyoming

Wyoming|Wy, WY

Population: 583,200
White Population: 491,626
Percent White : 84.3%

10. South Dakota

South-Dakota|Sd, SD

Population: 855,444
White Population: 707,282
Percent White : 82.7%

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Detailed List Of The Whitest States In America For 2019

Rank State % White
1 Maine 93.6%
2 Vermont 93.2%
3 West Virginia 92.3%
4 New Hampshire 90.9%
5 Montana 86.6%
6 Iowa 86.5%
7 North Dakota 85.7%
8 Kentucky 85.1%
9 Wyoming 84.3%
10 South Dakota 82.7%
11 Idaho 82.5%
12 Wisconsin 81.8%
13 Minnesota 80.8%
14 Nebraska 79.8%
15 Indiana 79.8%
16 Missouri 79.8%
17 Ohio 79.6%
18 Utah 79.0%
19 Pennsylvania 77.3%
20 Oregon 76.5%
21 Kansas 76.5%
22 Michigan 75.5%
23 Tennessee 74.3%
24 Rhode Island 73.2%
25 Arkansas 73.0%
26 Massachusetts 72.9%
27 Washington 69.8%
28 Colorado 68.6%
29 Connecticut 68.1%
30 Oklahoma 66.5%
31 Alabama 65.9%
32 South Carolina 63.8%
33 North Carolina 63.6%
34 Delaware 63.0%
35 Virginia 62.6%
36 Illinois 61.9%
37 Alaska 61.5%
38 Louisiana 59.0%
39 Mississippi 57.0%
40 New Jersey 56.1%
41 New York 55.9%
42 Arizona 55.6%
43 Florida 54.9%
44 Georgia 53.6%
45 Maryland 51.9%
46 Nevada 50.5%
47 Texas 42.9%
48 New Mexico 38.2%
49 California 37.9%
50 Hawaii 22.2%

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13 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Whitest States In America For 2019

  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.

  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.

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