Most & Least Diverse Places in America

The Diversity Index (DI) is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area’s entire population belongs to one race and one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area’s diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

When all incorporated cities, towns and census designated places (CDPs) in the  United States are ranked by Diversity Index from highest to lowest using July 1, 2015 estimates, which ones have the highest DI and which ones have the lowest DI?

The top-five MOST diverse locations in the US include:

  1. Lost Hills Census Designated Place in California has a DI of 98.8.
  2. Kennedy Census Designated Place in California had a DI of 97.8.
  3. The City of Wapato in Washington has a DI of 97.2.
  4. Chamita Census Designated Place in New Mexico has a DI of 96.9.
  5. Alcalde Census Designated Place in New Mexico has a DI of 94.4.

Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred MOST diverse Places in the US.
Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred MOST diverse ZIP Codes in the US.
Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred MOST diverse Counties in the US.

The top-five LEAST diverse locations in the US include:

  1. Pathfork Census Designated Place in Kentucky has a DI of 0.5.
  2. Payne Gap Census Designated Place in Kentucky has a DI of 0.7.
  3. The Borough of Central City in Pennsylvania has a DI of 0.7.
  4. The City of Eitzen in Minnesota has a DI of 0.8.
  5. The Village of Livingston in Wisconsin has a DI of 0.8.

Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred LEAST diverse places in the US.
Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred LEAST diverse ZIP Codes in the US.
Here is a list of the Top-Two-Hundred LEAST diverse Counties in the US.

 

 

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