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5 Most, Least Diverse States

WalletHub considers race, religion, politics, and more
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
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The top-scoring state received 70.9 out of 100.   (Getty Images/Rawpixel)

(Newser) – The same three states leading the country in racial diversity also lead the pack when it comes to socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, religious, and political diversity, according to WalletHub. The site considered a host of metrics from race and language to educational attainment for its ranking of all 50 US states. The five most and least diverse of the bunch, with a score out of 100:

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Most diverse:

  1. California: 70.9
  2. Texas: 70
  3. Hawaii: 69.7
  4. New Jersey: 69.4
  5. New York: 69.2

Least diverse:

  1. West Virginia: 58.3
  2. Maine: 58.4
  3. Vermont: 59.8
  4. New Hampshire: 60.8
  5. Montana: 61
Click for the full list, or see state school systems ranked here. (Read more diversity stories.)

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