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This US City Is the Biggest Melting Pot of All

Jersey City, NJ, is most culturally diverse city in America
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2018 12:33 PM CST
Here Are the Most, Least Diverse US Cities
Jersey City is the most diverse city in the nation, per WalletHub.   (Getty Images/PeopleImages)

(Newser) – By the year 2060, 36% of America's kids under the age of 18 will be what the Census Bureau deems "single-race non-Hispanic white," down from 52% today. The shrinking percentage is thanks to what WalletHub calls the country's "rapid ethnic and racial diversification" over the past 40 years. The site took a look at more than 500 of the nation's biggest cities across three key metrics (language, ethnicity and race, and where its residents were born) to find the most culturally diverse cities in America. The findings:

Most Diverse Cities

  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Germantown, Md.
  • Silver Spring, Md.
  • Spring Valley, Nev.
  • New York City
  • Oakland, Calif.
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • Rockville, Md.
  • Kent, Wash.
Read on for the least diverse US cities.

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Least Diverse Cities

  1. Parkersburg, W. Va.
  2. Clarksburg, W. Va.
  3. Hialeah, Fla.
  4. Watertown, SD
  5. Barre, Vt.
  6. Miles City, Mont.
  7. Laconia, NH
  8. Bennington, Vt.
  9. Fairmont, W. Va.
  10. Rutland, Vt.
See where other cities fall in the rankings. (Here, the most and least diverse states.)

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