The 10 Most and Least Culturally Diverse Cities in US

Take a bow, Jersey City
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2017 8:50 PM CDT
The 10 Most and Least Culturally Diverse Cities in US
Welcome to Parkersburg, West Virginia: the least culturally diverse city in the US.   (Getty Images/matejphoto)

Experts say that by 2044—if trends continue—the US will have no ethnic majority for the first time in its history. In the meantime, WalletHub has ranked the 501 largest American cities by cultural diversity, looking at three factors: ethnicity and race, language, and birthplace. Here are the 10 most culturally diverse and 10 least culturally diverse cities in the US:

10 Most Culturally Diverse Cities

  1. Jersey City, New Jersey
  2. Germantown, Maryland
  3. Gaithersburg, Maryland
  4. Silver Spring, Maryland
  5. Spring Valley, Nevada
  6. New York, New York
  7. Oakland, California
  8. San Jose, California
  9. Rockville, Maryland
  10. Kent, Washington
10 Least Culturally Diverse Cities
  1. Parkersburg, West Virginia
  2. Clarksburg, West Virginia
  3. Watertown, South Dakota
  4. Hialeah, Florida
  5. Rutland, Vermont
  6. Jamestown, North Dakota
  7. Barre, Vermont
  8. Bennington, Vermont
  9. Laconia, New Hampshire
  10. Miles City, Montana
See the full rankings here. (More diversity stories.)

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