Last Names BEST

 

National Statistics

Summary

  • BEST is ranked as the 630th most popular family name in the United States with an estimated population of 58,524.
  • This name is in the 99th percentile, this means that nearly 0% of all the last names are more popular.
  • There are 18.35 people named BEST for every 100,000 Americans.
  • This name is most often used as a last name, 100% of the time.
  • Based on US Census Bureau data the estimated population of people named BEST is 43,518, the rank is 855 and the proportion per 100k Americans named BEST is 13.66.

Last Names BEST
National Statistics

MyNameStats statistics:

  • Population Est. 58,524 +/-1.5%
  • National Rank 630
  • Percentile Rank 1.00
  • Proportion/100k 18.4

US Census Bureau statistics:

  • Population Estimate 43,518
  • National Rank 855
  • Proportion/100k 13.66

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Race and Ethinicity

Summary

The race and Hispanic origin distribution of the people with the name BEST is 73.7% White, 1.9% Hispanic origin, 22.0% Black, 0.3% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.5% Two or More Races, and 0.5% American Indian or Alaskan Native. These figures should be considered only as a rough estimate. The purpose of this graph is to compare the name's specific race and Hispanic origin distribution to the distribution in the general population of the US.

The vertical blue bars represent the race distribution of people that have the name. The yellow horizontal lines represent the race distribution of the general population. The amount by which the blue bars extend past the yellow horizontal lines determines how likely a person with the name will be part of a given race or Hispanic origin group.

On this basis, the people with the name BEST have a higher likelyhood of being Black and a lower likelyhood of being Hispanic origin.

Ethnic and Cultural Name Categories

The first name BEST is included in the following name catgories:
  • Not Categorized

Race & Hispanic origin distribution
of the people with the name BEST

Race or Hisp. origin % people named % general pop. % diff.
White 73.7% 63.9% 9.8%
Hispanic origin 1.9% 16.3% -14.4%
Black 22.0% 12.3% 9.7%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0.3% 4.9% -4.6%
Two or more races 1.5% 1.8% -0.3%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.7% -0.2%
 

State Statistics for Popularity and Rank

Summary

  • The state with the most people named BEST is North Carolina where 6,487 people have this name.
  • North Carolina is the state where you are most likely to meet a person named BEST, as 65.24 in every 100,000 North Carolinians have this name.
  • Highest percentile rank of any state for this name is 99th, this rank was reached in the states of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina is the state with the biggest positive difference between the actual state population and the projected state population based on the national average. (where the blue bar extends past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 2 more people than projected.
  • The state with the biggest negative difference is Rhode Island (where the blue bar does not extend past the yellow vertical line) with a difference of 1 fewer people than projected.
Midwest State Statistics Last-Names BEST State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Illinois 1,762 13.68 99.6% Indiana 1,396 21.16 99.4% Iowa 565 18.18 99.1% Kansas 549 18.89 98.8% Michigan 1,591 16.05 99.7% Minnesota 613 11.23 99.2% Missouri 346 11.55 96.0% Nebraska 283 15.02 98.2% North Dakota 113 15.22 94.6% Ohio 2,260 19.5 99.6% South Dakota 186 21.77 97.6% Wisconsin 983 17.08 99.6%

Midwest States
State stats for the first name BEST

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Illinois 1,762 13.68 99.6%
Indiana 1,396 21.16 99.4%
Iowa 565 18.18 99.1%
Kansas 549 18.89 98.8%
Michigan 1,591 16.05 99.7%
Minnesota 613 11.23 99.2%
Missouri 346 11.55 96.0%
Nebraska 283 15.02 98.2%
North Dakota 113 15.22 94.6%
Ohio 2,260 19.5 99.6%
South Dakota 186 21.77 97.6%
Wisconsin 983 17.08 99.6%
West State Statistics Last-Names BEST State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alaska 255 34.59 98.2% Arizona 990 14.71 99.3% California 4,445 11.45 99.7% Colorado 844 15.76 99.3% Hawaii 114 8.06 95.9% Idaho 328 20.06 98.3% Montana 227 22.22 98.3% Nevada 504 17.77 99.0% New Mexico 374 17.95 98.1% Oregon 738 18.59 99.2% Utah 712 24.2 98.5% Washington 1,510 21.38 99.6% Wyoming 37 6.39 82.5%

West States
State stats for the first name BEST

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alaska 255 34.59 98.2%
Arizona 990 14.71 99.3%
California 4,445 11.45 99.7%
Colorado 844 15.76 99.3%
Hawaii 114 8.06 95.9%
Idaho 328 20.06 98.3%
Montana 227 22.22 98.3%
Nevada 504 17.77 99.0%
New Mexico 374 17.95 98.1%
Oregon 738 18.59 99.2%
Utah 712 24.2 98.5%
Washington 1,510 21.38 99.6%
Wyoming 37 6.39 82.5%
Northeast State Statistics Last-Names BEST State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Connecticut 440 12.24 98.9% Maine 102 7.66 91.4% Massachusetts 584 8.66 98.4% New Hampshire 103 7.75 93.8% New Jersey 1,584 17.73 99.6% New York 3,868 19.59 99.8% Pennsylvania 2,836 22.18 99.8% Rhode Island 36 3.46 80.9% Vermont 106 16.89 96.5%

Northeast States
State stats for the first name BEST

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Connecticut 440 12.24 98.9%
Maine 102 7.66 91.4%
Massachusetts 584 8.66 98.4%
New Hampshire 103 7.75 93.8%
New Jersey 1,584 17.73 99.6%
New York 3,868 19.59 99.8%
Pennsylvania 2,836 22.18 99.8%
Rhode Island 36 3.46 80.9%
Vermont 106 16.89 96.5%
South State Statistics Last-Names BEST State Population Proportion/100k Percentile Alabama 839 17.29 98.2% Arkansas 545 18.36 98.2% Delaware 206 22.05 98.8% Dist. of Columbia 284 43.11 98.7% Florida 3,378 16.98 99.8% Georgia 1,577 15.62 99.2% Kentucky 875 19.83 98.5% Louisiana 382 8.21 96.7% Maryland 1,258 21.05 99.6% Mississippi 346 11.55 96.0% North Carolina 6,487 65.24 99.9% Oklahoma 755 19.47 98.7% South Carolina 1,092 22.59 99.1% Tennessee 1,672 25.53 99.3% Texas 3,249 12.05 99.5% Virginia 1,552 18.63 99.5% West Virginia 127 6.88 91.2%

South States
State stats for the first name BEST

State Pop. Prop/100k %Rank
Alabama 839 17.29 98.2%
Arkansas 545 18.36 98.2%
Delaware 206 22.05 98.8%
Dist. of Columbia 284 43.11 98.7%
Florida 3,378 16.98 99.8%
Georgia 1,577 15.62 99.2%
Kentucky 875 19.83 98.5%
Louisiana 382 8.21 96.7%
Maryland 1,258 21.05 99.6%
Mississippi 346 11.55 96.0%
North Carolina 6,487 65.24 99.9%
Oklahoma 755 19.47 98.7%
South Carolina 1,092 22.59 99.1%
Tennessee 1,672 25.53 99.3%
Texas 3,249 12.05 99.5%
Virginia 1,552 18.63 99.5%
West Virginia 127 6.88 91.2%
 

Full Names with BEST as a Last Name

Summary

Shown are the top 20 most likely full names that have BEST as a last name. The length of the bars represents an estimate of the the number of people with the name expressed as a percentage of all the people named BEST.

The most popular full name is James BEST. 1.92% of all the people named BEST have this given name.

There are 2298 first names associated with this last name.

Top 20 Last Names
paired with the first name BEST

Rank Full Name % of pop
1 James BEST 1.92%
2 David BEST 1.82%
3 John BEST 1.69%
4 Robert BEST 1.53%
5 William BEST 1.40%
6 Mary BEST 1.28%
7 Charles BEST 1.09%
8 Michael BEST 1.07%
9 Richard BEST 0.98%
10 Barbara BEST 0.84%
11 Thomas BEST 0.71%
12 Donald BEST 0.71%
13 Patricia BEST 0.66%
14 Linda BEST 0.65%
15 Brian BEST 0.58%
16 Susan BEST 0.57%
17 Joseph BEST 0.56%
18 Betty BEST 0.52%
19 Gary BEST 0.51%
20 Nancy BEST 0.51%