Laconia, three Vt. cities among least diverse, study finds

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With President Biden issuing executive orders that expand immigration opportunities, the personal-finance website WalletHub on Wednesday released its report on 2021's Most and Least Ethnically Diverse Cities.

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. Bennington, VT
4. Spring Valley, NV 495. Miles City, MT
5. Silver Spring, MD 496. Laconia, NH
6. New York, NY 497. Watertown, SD
7. Rockville, MD 498. Barre, VT
8. Kent, WA 499. Clarksburg, WV
9. San Jose, CA 500. Hialeah, FL
10. Oakland, CA 501. Parkersburg, WV

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 95.91 percent.
  • Saco, Maine, has the highest concentration of white people, at 94.79 percent.
  • Jackson, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of black people, at 81.97 percent.

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