Study: Houston ranked most diverse city in America

America is undergoing an extreme makeover, thanks to rapid demographic diversification. By 2050, many shifts will happen.

For example, while non-Hispanic whites are expected to remain the largest ethnic group, they will no longer make up a majority of the population. But America’s transformation is more than skin-deep — it’s economic, too.

Not only have waves of immigration changed the face of the nation, they’ve also brought in fresh perspectives, skills and technologies to help the U.S. develop a strong adaptability to change.

With immigration policy remaining a hot-button issue in 2019’s political landscape, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on2019’s Most Diverse Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-diverse-cities/12690/

To determine the places in the U.S. with the most mixed demographics, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious.

Most Diverse Cities in America

Least Diverse Cities in America

1
Houston, TX

492
Morgantown, WV

2
Jersey City, NJ

493
Westbrook, ME

3
New York, NY

494
Lewiston, ID

4
Gaithersburg, MD

495
Kalispell, MT

5
Dallas, TX

496
Barre, VT

6
Silver Spring, MD

497
Keene, NH

7
Germantown, MD

498
Rochester, NH

8
Los Angeles, CA

499
Orem, UT

9
Arlington, TX

500
Bangor, ME

10
Long Beach, CA

501
Provo, UT

Key Stats

College, Alaska, has the highest income diversity, which is 2.5 times higher than in Youngstown, Ohio, the city with the lowest.

Oakland, California, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest.

Thornton, Colorado, has the highest industry diversity, which is 2.7 times higher than in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the city with the lowest.

Caldwell, Idaho, has the highest occupational diversity, which is 2.8 times higher than in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the city with the lowest.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-diverse-cities/12690/

Economies generally fare better when they openly embrace and capitalize on new ideas. Conversely, those relying on old ways and specialized industries tend to be hurt more by changes in the market.

This article is the final installment in WalletHub’s diversity study series. It combines household diversity and religious diversity with our previous reports on socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity and economic diversity. WalletHub tallied the scores across the five major diversity categories for 501 of the largest cities across 13 metrics. Click here for our findings, expert commentary from a panel of researchers and a full description of our methodology.

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