2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity – WalletHub Study

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With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity.

Given such a forecast, it’s ever more imperative to close the racial gaps across U.S. cities to ensure economic prosperity. To identify the most ethno-racially and linguistically diverse landscapes among 350 of the most populated U.S. cities, WalletHub examined each city across three key metrics, including racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and region of birth diversity.

Cities with the Most Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity Cities with the Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity
1 Jersey City, NJ 341 Arvada, CO
2 Germantown, MD 342 Livonia, MI
3 Hayward, CA 343 Fargo, ND
4 New York, NY 344 Spokane Valley, WA
5 Carson, CA 345 Lee’s Summit, MO
6 San Jose, CA 346 Evansville, IN
7 Irving, TX 347 Springfield, MO
8 Richmond, CA 348 Jackson, MS
9 Santa Clara, CA 349 Cedar Rapids, IA
10 Stockton, CA 350 Billings, MT
Key Stats
  • The racial and ethnic diversity is four times higher in Vallejo, Calif., than in East Los Angeles, Calif.
  • East Los Angeles, Calif., has the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 97.5 percent.
  • Livonia, Mich., has the highest concentration of whites, at 89.3 percent.
  • Detroit has the highest concentration of blacks, at 80.7 percent.
  • Hialeah, Fla., has the highest concentration of Spanish speakers, at 90.6 percent.
  • Westminster, Calif., has the highest concentration of Asian- and Pacific Islander-language speakers, at 44.4 percent.
  • New Bedford, Mass., has the highest European-born population, at 11.4% percent.
  • Glendale, Calif., has the highest Asian-born population, at 43.3 percent.
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