|Most diverse states.|
|Least diverse states|
Four out of the five least diverse states are in the north sharing borders with Canada. Most of the least diverse states are rural with large farming, ranching or wilderness areas.
None of these homogeneous states is from the rebellious southern states, although two (West Virginia and Kentucky) were border states with shifting allegiance during the U.S. Civil War.
|Most self-identified black states|
States with the largest percentage of self-identified African or Black heritages are largely on the Confederate side of the U.S. Civil War, with Delaware being the lone stand out.
Self Identified Other
|Top 10 other states|
Strong concentrations of native people make up the "Other" racial category. The concentration of indigenous peoples in the Indian Wars led to several of these states falling into this category.
New York, Washington, California, and Hawaii also have large populations of Asian descent.
This data was complied from our latest census. Below, sorted by density of whites is the state-by-state rankings.