2024’s Most Diverse Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With hate crimes on the rise, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Most Diverse Cities in America, as well as expert commentary, to identify the places where people have the most unique blend of perspectives, which brings social and economic benefits.

To determine the places in the U.S. with the most mixed demographics, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious.

Most Diverse Cities in America Least Diverse Cities in America
1. Gaithersburg, MD 492. Laconia, NH
2. Silver Spring, MD 493. Orem, UT
3. Germantown, MD 494. Dover, NH
4. Houston, TX 495. Bangor, ME
5. Arlington, TX 496. Anaconda, MT
6. New York, NY 497. Morgantown, WV
7. Jersey City, NJ 498. Keene, NH
8. Dallas, TX 499. North Platte, NE
9. Charlotte, NC 500. Rochester, NH
10. Danbury, CT 501. Brattleboro, VT

Key Stats

  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has the highest income diversity, which is two times higher than in Hockessin, Delaware, the city with the lowest.
  • Germantown, Maryland, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Laredo, Texas, the city with the lowest.
  • Thornton, Colorado, has the highest industry diversity, which is 2.7 times higher than in Middlebury, Vermont, the city with the lowest.
  • South Valley, New Mexico, has the highest occupational diversity, which is 3.2 times higher than in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the city with the lowest.