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The following study was published by WalletHub, and is reprinted with permission:

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the leadership in Fortune 500 companies still dominated by Caucasian males, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2019’s Most & Least Diverse States in America as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where the most idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level in the U.S. — and where the population is relatively more homogeneous — WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household, religious and political diversity.

Most Diverse States in America Least Diverse States in America
1 California 41 Wyoming
2 Texas 42 Ohio
3 Hawaii 43 Iowa
4 New Jersey 44 Utah
5 New York 45 Kentucky
6 New Mexico 46 Montana
7 Maryland 47 New Hampshire
8 Florida 48 Vermont
9 Nevada 49 Maine
10 Illinois 50 West Virginia

Key Stats

  • Alaska has the highest income diversity, which is 1.5 times higher than in Mississippi, the state with the lowest.
  • Hawaii has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is 3.1 times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.
  • California has the highest language diversity, which is 2.3 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest.
  • Nevada has the highest birthplace diversity, which is three times higher than in Louisiana, the state with the lowest.
  • North Dakota has the highest religious diversity, which is two times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-least-diverse-states-in-america/38262/

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