Top 10 Most White U.S. States

Can you name the states where the highest percentage of people identify as non-Hispanic white?
For 2018. According to the Census Bureau.
Not counting people who identify as being of two or more races.
Quiz by bomber184
Last updated: November 8, 2019
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West Virginia
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Level 64
Mar 21, 2017
Wow! Is there a Cities version?
Level 20
Mar 21, 2017
Don't think so! Thanks for the idea, I might make a quiz for that!
Level 73
Sep 12, 2018
West Virginia came as a surprise.
Level 65
Sep 13, 2018
Considering it's the state with the lowest birth rate, it was my first guess.
Level 67
Oct 24, 2018
That's the only one I didn't get. I started off guessing New England states, then moved on to "flyover" states, and didn't think to try the rest of the east coast.
Level 84
Nov 9, 2018
Just think of states with no big cities, where there weren't any plantations worked by slaves, and where there's not really any reason to move to.
Level 68
Aug 23, 2022
Well I tried Alaska first and that one didn't work. I guess the natives don't identify as white either. American race categories are really confusing. To me, black and white describe skin colour and not much more, I absolutely don't get how it's something you "identify" as. I first heard about the whole subject when Condoleeza Rice described how people told her to act "more black" and I just didn't get what they meant.
Level 66
Sep 19, 2018
Included in my first set of "tries": Minnesota, South Dakota, Utah, and Rhode Island.
Level 69
Nov 9, 2018
Come on, Utah has Mormons, they eat Jello.. what more does it need to qualify?
Level 21
Nov 13, 2018
lived there for 6 years and have to agree with this comment lol
Level 76
Nov 9, 2018
Didn't try Wyoming. I thought it had a higher Native American population than that.
Level 65
Jan 23, 2019
People live in Wyoming?

Just kidding ;)

Level 84
Nov 9, 2018
If you're looking for common threads:

1. Geography (far from states where slavery was legal, except for West Virginia, which seceded from Virginia specifically because they didn't have many slaves, and far from the Mexican border).

2. Lack of large cities. In these ten states there are a total of 4 cities with (metro area) population over 150,000: Omaha (466,893), Lincoln (284,736), Boise (226,570), and Des Moines (217,521). Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Maine don't even have a single city over 100,000.

Level 52
May 13, 2022
Yay, Boise.
Level 83
Nov 9, 2018
Shouldn't it be "whitest"?
Level 57
Nov 9, 2018
West Virginia was my first guess after the New England states because I'm from Virginia and have been to WV many times. Whenever I've gone anywhere in Appalachia, I've always been fascinated by the total lack of black people. Seriously if I'm in a public place, I catch myself waiting for one to walk around the corner or something, and it never happens.
Level 77
Nov 12, 2018
Massachusetts and southern New England are very diverse in the cities.
Level 48
Mar 4, 2019
Surprised no Utah.
Level 57
Jun 19, 2020
I think I'm the only black family in the entire state of New Hampshire
Level 70
Aug 9, 2021
I'm amazed that NH is the least guessed state on the list, especially as Maine and Vermont are the two most guessed.
Level 67
May 27, 2022
Probably least-guessed because of length of name
Level 56
Apr 14, 2021
Why was Iowa my first guess
Level 53
Nov 4, 2021
Level 68
Feb 3, 2022
So basically the best states to live in. Perhaps there's a connection?
Level 50
Jan 23, 2023
Yeah maybe you just don't like living in a place with non-white people.
Level 58
Sep 16, 2022
Ah yes, "Top 10 Most White US States." You couldn't find a title that doesn't sound so racist?

Not that I have a problem with it, I'm just saying

Level 74
Dec 6, 2022
How is that title racist? Just because something mentions race doesn't mean it's racist. People are just so oversensitive now that any time someone says the words "black" or "white" it sounds racist.