Visualizing Racial Diversity in America’s 10 Largest States


This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


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This circle graphic shows racial diversity across the 10 largest U.S. states

Visualizing Racial Diversity in America’s 10 Largest States

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Over the last decade, America has become increasingly more diverse as demographic patterns shift across the population. With over 39 million people, California is not only the most populous state, but one of the most diverse in the country. This graphic shows the racial diversity of the 10 biggest states by population, based on data from the U.S. Census.

How Diverse Are America’s Most Populous States?

Here is the racial breakdown of the 10 largest U.S. states:
StateWhite (%)Black (%)Asian (%)Other (%)
California5661523
Texas6912514
Florida7216310
New York6215914
Pennsylvania791146
Illinois7014611
Ohio801225
Georgia573247
North Carolina682138
Michigan781436
As the table above shows, California has the highest proportion of Asian Americans across the top 10 states, comprising 15% of the population. Meanwhile, Georgia’s ethnic makeup includes 32% of Black Americans, the highest across the most populous states. As diversity has risen over the last decade, it has significantly influenced politics at both the state and national level. The state voted Republican for every presidential (Read more…)