2024’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities – WalletHub Study

With immigration reform and border security remaining hot-button issues for the 2024 election, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities, as well as expert commentary, to celebrate our differences and highlight the places with the richest cultural mixes.

To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics that measure diversity based on residents’ ethnicity and race, language and birthplace.

Most Ethnically Diverse Cities Least Ethnically Diverse Cities
1. Gaithersburg, MD 492. Wheeling, WV
2. Jersey City, NJ 493. Watertown, SD
3. Germantown, MD 494. Rutland, VT
4. Silver Spring, MD 495. Laconia, NH
5. Kent, WA 496. Laredo, TX
6. Spring Valley, NV 497. Butte-Silver Bow, MT
7. New York, NY 498. Barre, VT
8. Rockville, MD 499. Hialeah, FL
9. Federal Way, WA 500. Parkersburg, WV
10. San Jose, CA 501. Clarksburg, WV

Key Stats

  • Germantown, Maryland, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest.
  • Laredo, Texas, has the highest concentration of Hispanic or Latino people, at 95.52 percent.
  • Rutland, Vermont, has the highest concentration of white people, at 93.66 percent.
  • Greenville, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of black people, at 82.78 percent.