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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:30 AM

California Is the Most Diverse State, Report Says

Racial diversity is a major theme of 2020, with the death of George Floyd, other killings and subsequent protests sparking broader discussions on racism and racial inequality. Diversity is reflected in the U.S. population, which is composed of myriad cultures, economic statuses, educational levels, religions and other demographics.But just as some aspects of society aren't as diverse as others – just 29% of state legislators nationwide are women, for example – some areas are more diverse and promote diversity more than others. California, Texas and Hawaii are the most diverse U.S. states, according to personal finance site WalletHub.

The states were ranked according to their scores on 14 metrics in six categories: socioeconomic diversity, political diversity, religious diversity, cultural diversity, household diversity and economic diversity. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, and states were ranked based on their overall scores, determined by their weighted average across the metrics. The data sources include the U.S. Census Bureau, the Association of Religion Data Archives and the American Values Atlas.

Top-ranked California scored in the top five in three categories: socioeconomic diversity, household diversity and cultural diversity. The state scored highest of any state for linguistic diversity, part of the cultural category. Hawaii ranked third overall, in part from its top score in racial and ethnic diversity.

Most Diverse States

1. California
2. Texas
3. Hawaii
4. New Jersey
5. New York
6. New Mexico
7. Maryland
8. Florida
9. Nevada
10. Arizona

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2020-09-10/california-is-the-most-diverse-state-in-the-us

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:45 AM

1. Interesting!

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:03 AM

2. 1984 olympics, Hollywood High students translated dozens of languages

Students at Hollywood High spoke 40 different languages

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Response to Cicada (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 12:56 PM

5. Very cool! I was in LA at that time and had no idea.

I guess I was too busy enjoying the empty freeways because everyone had left town anticipating traffic nightmares!

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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 05:03 AM

3. Florida seems to be out of place on the list

Texas and California being the most populous states in the Union, followed by Florida. I wonder if it is not the Dixie connection that places them down the list?

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 06:21 AM

4. Florida gets a lot of seniors from northern states for weather and cost of living

Reasons. I’m sure other reasons like you mentioned too.

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