The second largest ethnic group in each state, on a single map


Ben Blatt at Slate had a nice set of cards a few days ago, highlighting the use of languages ​​in various states, focusing on the most common non-English (or non-English and non-Spanish) languages. Yesterday, Reddit user flood theory took a similar approach to the ethnic makeup of states, and the results are quite interesting (see above).

New Mexico, Hawaii, and DC are the only states (or quasi-states, in DC’s case) where non-Hispanic whites form the second largest group; Hawaii is American-Asian plurality, New Mexico is Hispanic plurality, and DC is majority black. Interestingly, although there are only a handful of states in the United States where Native Americans form the second largest group, most Canadian provinces have First Nations, Inuit and Métis as their second largest ethnic group. This is not the case for the three large provinces in terms of population (Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec), but it is still quite striking.


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