2024 Electorate Representation Index: Which States Most Closely Resemble the U.S.? – WalletHub

With the early primary elections narrowing down the field of candidates, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its 2024 Electorate Representation Index to help answer the question of which states most closely resemble the U.S. as a whole and deserve to be at the beginning of the primary and caucus cycle. You can find highlights and expert commentary below.

To determine which states best represent the U.S. electorate, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states to the U.S. as a whole across five key categories: 1) Sociodemographics, 2) Economy, 3) Education, 4) Religion, and 5) Public Opinion.

States that Most Resemble the U.S. State that Least Resemble the U.S.
1. Illinois 41. Maine
2. Florida 42. Idaho
3. Ohio 43. Hawaii
4. Virginia 44. Alaska
5. Pennsylvania 45. Arkansas
6. Michigan 46. Vermont
7. Delaware 47. Wyoming
8. Minnesota 48. Alabama
9. Wisconsin 49. Mississippi
10. Arizona 50. Utah