With the primaries going on, there's a lot of talk about which states best represent America as a whole. So a new study ranked all 50 states according to how 'American' they are.

Researchers looked at about 30 factors, like age, diversity, income, unemployment, religion, and party affiliation.

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When the study was complete, the state that most-represents America as a whole is our neighbors to the east: Illinois.

But how did Iowa finish? Out of 50 US states, Iowa finished #17 out of 50.

The top ten are

  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Arizona
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Delaware
  • North Carolina
  • Indiana
Source: WalletHub

The LEAST-representative state is Vermont. It's followed by Mississippi, Utah, West Virginia, and Massachusetts.

(Source: WalletHub)