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WalletHub study: 2022’s most and least ethnically diverse cities

With the Supreme Court recently blocking some of President Biden’s immigration reform policies, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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.

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 Hispanic or Latino people, at 95.75 percent.
  • Parkersburg, West Virginia, has the highest concentration of white people, at 94.08 percent.
  • Greenville, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of black people, at 83.23 percent.
Most Ethnically Diverse Cities Least Ethnically Diverse Cities
1. Jersey City, NJ 492. Laconia, NH
2. Germantown, MD 493. Butte-Silver Bow, MT
3. Gaithersburg, MD 494. Barre, VT
4. Silver Spring, MD 495. Watertown, SD
5. Spring Valley, NV 496. Rutland, VT
6. New York, NY 497. Wheeling, WV
7. Kent, WA 498. Laredo, TX
8. San Jose, CA 499. Hialeah, FL
9. Oakland, CA 500. Clarksburg, WV
10. Rockville, MD 501. Parkersburg, WV

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