I live in Virginia, the 12th most diverse state in the country. So what makes each state diverse? That’s something WalletHub decided to tackle on a couple of months ago.
According to WalletHub, “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’s analysts compared the 50 states across five key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household and religious diversity.”
The top five most diverse states are California, Texas, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York. The least diverse states are Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and West Virginia.
Click here to view an interactive map of all the states.
Oh and talk about a fun fact, the Census Bureau says that by 2044 the U.S. will no longer have a single ethnic majority, currently non-Hispanic whites, and will grow increasingly “majority-minority” in the years to follow. This is a drastic change from the Pew Research Center’s 2008 prediction, “Hispanics will rise from 14% of the population in 2005 to 29% in 2050.”
So what does the future hold in store for your America? Is your state diverse as according to Wallethub’s categories?