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Old 04-01-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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These are the states I'd personally consider...

19. Pennsylvania 78.2%
20. Oregon 77.3%
22. Michigan 75.9%
24. Massachusetts 74.6%
26. Arkansas 73.6%
27. Washington 70.9%
32. North Carolina 64.2%
35. Virginia 63.5%
38. Louisiana 59.5%
41. New York 56.9%
43. Florida 56.2%
44. Georgia 54.6%
45. Maryland 53.2%
47. Texas 43.9%
48. New Mexico 39.3%
49. California 38.8%
50. District of Columbia 35.6%
51. Hawaii 23.0%

I'm definitely down deeper in the list...

What's odd to me though, is I've always thought of the Pacific Northwest as 'very white'...possibly even 'the whitest'...but apparently it is very 'middle of the pack' for the United States.
One thing to consider about the Pacific Northwest is this. Washington and Oregon have larger Hispanic populations than given credit for. Both states also have sizable Native American and Asian populations. Seattle is home to a sizable Polynesian population. In the state of Washington in particular, one should consider the number of biracial/multiracial people living there.

Oregon, Washington, Virginia, New Mexico, and Hawaii are states I could see myself living in. Texas, it depends on what part of Texas. Anything east of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex aren't areas I would consider. I'm someone who would prefer to live mainly west of the Mississippi river. I feel like it is a different place compared to the East Coast or Deep South. I would also consider Alaska.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:04 AM
 
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I'd probably pick Maine.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:50 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What's odd to me though, is I've always thought of the Pacific Northwest as 'very white'...possibly even 'the whitest'...but apparently it is very 'middle of the pack' for the United States.
Nahh.. if you go to Maine or Vermont, you would know that they are extremely white.

Those are nice enough states, btw. Just not as much population, jobs, etc., there compared to the more southern New England states.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:33 PM
 
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West Virginia, I suppose. Nice and close to the 'Burgh.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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Yikes...

I have to go all the way down to the 40s before I find states I'm happy living in...
42. Arizona
43. Florida
44. Georgia
45. Maryland
46. Nevada
49. California
50. District of Columbia
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:52 AM
 
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My question to all of you is, out of the whitest states in the USA, what one would you want to live in the most?

I just did some research on this website - Census.gov. I looked up each states "non-hispanic white" population. Here's what I found out...

Non-Hispanic White Population % By State
1. Vermont 94.0%
2. Maine 93.9%
3. West Virginia 92.6%
4. New Hampshire 91.4%
5. Iowa 87.5%
6. North Dakota 87.4%
7. Montana 87.0%
8. Kentucky 85.7%
9. Montana 84.7%
10. South Dakota 83.4%
11. Idaho 83.2%
12. Wisconsin 82.5%
13. Minnesota 81.9%
14. Nebraska 81.0%
15. Indiana 80.6%
16. Missouri 80.4%
17. Ohio 80.3%
18. Utah 79.5%
19. Pennsylvania 78.2%
20. Oregon 77.3%
21. Kansas 77.1%
22. Michigan 75.9%
23. Tennessee 74.8%
24. Massachusetts 74.6%
25. Rhode Island 74.6%
26. Arkansas 73.6%
27. Washington 70.9%
28. Connecticut 69.3%
29. Colorado 69.1%
30. Oklahoma 67.4%
31. Alabama 66.3%
32. North Carolina 64.2%
33. Delaware 64.0%
34. South Carolina 63.8%
35. Virginia 63.5%
36. Illinois 62.7%
37. Alaska 62.5%
38. Louisiana 59.5%
39. Mississippi 57.4%
40. New Jersey 57.3%
41. New York 56.9%
42. Arizona 56.6%
43. Florida 56.2%
44. Georgia 54.6%
45. Maryland 53.2%
46. Nevada 52.1%
47. Texas 43.9%
48. New Mexico 39.3%
49. California 38.8%
50. District of Columbia 35.6%
51. Hawaii 23.0%

4. New Hampshire 91.4% - if you include white Hispanics, it's 92.5%
8. Kentucky 85.7% - 87.0% with white Hispanics
11. Idaho 83.2% - 85.0%
13. Minnesota 81.9% - 83.3%
18. Utah - 79.5% - 83.0%
19. Pennsylvania - 78.2% - 81.5%
20. Oregon - 77.3% - 80.5%
24. Massachusetts - 74.6% - 77.2%
27. Washington 70.9% - 74.5%
29. Colorado - 69.1% - 76.6%

if you include white Hispanics for New Mexico than the white population jumps from 39.3% to 60%

and these are actual white Hispanics
e.g white Mexicans
Spaniards
Cubans
Puerto Ricans
other south Americans
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Iowa. It's quiet. It's (surprisingly) scenic. It's home.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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These are the states I would want to live in, the amount of whiteness doesn't seem to have much of a bearing.

1. Vermont
13. Minnesota
19. Pennsylvania
20. Oregon
24. Massachusetts
27. Washington
29. Colorado
36. Illinois
41. New York
48. New Mexico
49. California
51. Hawaii
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: CA
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The highest ranking one I'd consider living in would be OR, the warmest driest part!

Grew up in So Cal loved it.

Winter in AZ sounds nice but it is not as affordable for housing as you might think a snowbird haven should be.

Hawaii is a maybe the best vacation spot but what about island fever?

I'm white but care more about my friends/coworkers/neighbors character than if their race is mine.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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It looks like states with lots of non-Hispanic white people are states where most people live in small towns.

How easy is it to get a job in Vermont? I spent a few years going to college in Vermont, and I could probably feel at home in Burlington. The cultural opportunities are great for a city that size, but could I get hired there? Do I really want to go back to Vermont winters?
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