WalletHub Study: Jersey City Ranked As Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse City

With immigration reform remaining one of the most prominent political issues, suggesting that the U.S. demographic landscape may soon change, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities as well as accompanying videos.

To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethnoracial diversity, linguistic diversity and birthplace diversity.

Most Ethnically Diverse Cities   Least Ethnically Diverse Cities
1 Jersey City, NJ   492 Rutland, VT
2 Gaithersburg, MD   493 Wheeling, WV
3 Germantown, MD   494 Laconia, NH
4 Silver Spring, MD   495 Miles City, MT
5 Spring Valley, NV   496 Bennington, VT
6 New York, NY   497 Barre, VT
7 Oakland, CA   498 Clarksburg, WV
8 San Jose, CA   499 Watertown, SD
9 Rockville, MD   500 Parkersburg, WV
10 Kent, WA   501 Hialeah, FL

Key Stats

  • Oakland, California, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest.
  • Hialeah, Florida, has the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 96.44 percent.
  • Laconia, New Hampshire, has the highest concentration of whites, at 94.81 percent.
  • Jackson, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of blacks, at 81.44 percent.

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