Charlotte Is 2021’s 9th Most Diverse Large City in America

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With the U.S. needing to stamp out hatred after anti-Asian hate crimes spiked by nearly 150% in 2020, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Most Diverse Cities in America.

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.

Charlotte ranked 9th among large cities.

Diversity in Charlotte (1=Most Diverse; 250=Avg.):

  • 82nd – Income Diversity
  • 63rd – Educational-Attainment Diversity
  • 43rd – Racial & Ethnic Diversity
  • 148th – Linguistic Diversity
  • 58th – Birthplace Diversity
  • 28th – Industry Diversity

Rankings by City Size

Rank  Large City Name
(Score)
 
Rank  Midsize City Name
(Score)
 
Rank  Small City Name
(Score)
 
1 Houston, TX
(71.87)
1 Jersey City, NJ
(71.70)
1 Gaithersburg, MD
(71.24)
2 New York, NY
(71.59)
2 Sandy Springs, GA
(70.72)
2 Silver Spring, MD
(71.20)
3 Dallas, TX
(71.52)
3 Aurora, IL
(70.68)
3 Danbury, CT
(71.05)
4 Los Angeles, CA
(71.30)
4 Yonkers, NY
(70.56)
4 Germantown, MD
(70.98)
5 Arlington, TX
(71.19)
5 Stamford, CT
(70.55)
5 Clifton, NJ
(70.54)
6 Long Beach, CA
(71.06)
6 Alexandria, VA
(70.46)
6 New Rochelle, NY
(70.45)
7 Chicago, IL
(71.05)
7 Bridgeport, CT
(70.15)
7 Norwalk, CT
(70.27)
8 San Diego, CA
(70.42)
8 Kent, WA
(69.84)
8 Roswell, GA
(70.15)
9 Charlotte, NC
(70.21)
9 Kansas City, KS
(69.69)
9 Brooklyn Park, MN
(69.86)
10 Fort Worth, TX
(70.12)
10 Elgin, IL
(69.65)
10 Rockville, MD
(69.72)
11 Sacramento, CA
(69.95)
11 Orlando, FL
(69.56)
11 Bear, DE
(69.71)
12 San Jose, CA
(69.94)
12 Renton, WA
(69.50)
12 Johns Creek, GA
(69.45)
13 St. Paul, MN
(69.93)
13 Richmond, VA
(69.41)
13 Waukegan, IL
(69.33)
14 Fresno, CA
(69.89)
14 Lowell, MA
(69.38)
14 Federal Way, WA
(69.26)
15 Denver, CO
(69.77)
15 Plano, TX
(68.98)
15 Lynn, MA
(69.25)
16 Anaheim, CA
(69.77)
16 Newark, NJ
(68.90)
16 Hilo, HI
(69.11)
17 Washington, DC
(69.71)
17 Durham, NC
(68.71)
17 Springdale, AR
(68.99)
18 Austin, TX
(69.67)
18 Allentown, PA
(68.52)
18 Hammond, IN
(68.98)
19 Oakland, CA
(69.62)
19 Providence, RI
(68.34)
19 Frederick, MD
(68.96)
20 Boston, MA
(69.47)
20 Columbia, MD
(68.29)
20 Clovis, NM
(68.71)
21 Nashville, TN
(69.21)
21 Spring Valley, NV
(68.21)
21 New Britain, CT
(68.69)
22 Oklahoma City, OK
(69.21)
22 Elizabeth, NJ
(68.16)
22 Lancaster, PA
(68.64)
23 Minneapolis, MN
(69.09)
23 Glendale, AZ
(68.10)
23 Santa Fe, NM
(68.48)
24 Honolulu, HI
(68.80)
24 Fort Lauderdale, FL
(68.05)
24 Kenner, LA
(68.40)
25 Phoenix, AZ
(68.79)
25 North Las Vegas, NV
(67.99)
25 Pawtucket, RI
(68.40)
26 Bakersfield, CA
(68.77)
26 Worcester, MA
(67.94)
26 Hobbs, NM
(68.38)
27 San Antonio, TX
(68.60)
27 High Point, NC
(67.82)
27 Kahului, HI
(68.00)
28 Raleigh, NC
(68.49)
28 Tempe, AZ
(67.71)
28 Grand Island, NE
(67.95)
29 Jacksonville, FL
(68.49)
29 Winston-Salem, NC
(67.67)
29 Bethlehem, PA
(67.89)
30 Tampa, FL
(68.39)
30 Waterbury, CT
(67.65)
30 Harrisburg, PA
(67.66)
31 Tulsa, OK
(68.35)
31 Norfolk, VA
(67.59)
31 Quincy, MA
(67.56)
32 Albuquerque, NM
(68.26)
32 Little Rock, AR
(67.55)
32 Brockton, MA
(67.52)
33 Corpus Christi, TX
(68.21)
33 Greensboro, NC
(67.52)
33 Yakima, WA
(67.47)
34 San Francisco, CA
(68.06)
34 Enterprise, NV
(67.50)
34 Roswell, NM
(67.42)
35 Atlanta, GA
(68.02)
35 South Bend, IN
(67.46)
35 Sioux City, IA
(67.35)
36 Philadelphia, PA
(67.89)
36 Columbus, GA
(67.46)
36 Trenton, NJ
(67.31)
37 Las Vegas, NV
(67.78)
37 Paradise, NV
(67.44)
37 Bloomington, MN
(67.26)
38 Aurora, CO
(67.73)
38 New Haven, CT
(67.43)
38 Mount Vernon, NY
(67.16)
39 Kansas City, MO
(67.48)
39 Hartford, CT
(67.38)
39 Farmington, NM
(67.12)
40 Tucson, AZ
(67.44)
40 Montgomery, AL
(67.35)
40 Fort Smith, AR
(67.05)
40 Omaha, NE
(67.44)
41 Las Cruces, NM
(67.34)
41 Roanoke, VA
(67.02)
42 Milwaukee, WI
(67.44)
42 Rockford, IL
(67.33)
42 Lawton, OK
(66.89)
43 Wichita, KS
(67.21)
43 Chandler, AZ
(67.27)
43 Rogers, AR
(66.88)
44 Memphis, TN
(66.42)
44 Grand Rapids, MI
(67.24)
44 Rio Rancho, NM
(66.80)
45 Lexington, KY
(66.41)
45 Savannah, GA
(67.23)
45 Goose Creek, SC
(66.77)
46 Mesa, AZ
(66.16)
46 West Valley City, UT
(67.15)
46 Brookside, DE
(66.58)
47 Louisville, KY
(66.13)
47 Paterson, NJ
(67.04)
47 Huron, SD
(66.53)
48 Seattle, WA
(66.12)
48 Baton Rouge, LA
(66.99)
48 Kailua, HI
(66.53)
49 Columbus, OH
(65.97)
49 North Charleston, SC
(66.97)
49 Biloxi, MS
(66.37)
50 Indianapolis, IN
(65.91)
50 Springfield, MA
(66.96)
50 Ewa Gentry, HI
(66.36)
51 Virginia Beach, VA
(65.80)
51 Tallahassee, FL
(66.85)
51 Sumter, SC
(66.23)
52 Baltimore, MD
(65.65)
52 Salt Lake City, UT
(66.80)
52 Enid, OK
(66.23)
53 New Orleans, LA
(65.35)
53 Joliet, IL
(66.77)
53 Hoover, AL
(66.18)
54 St. Louis, MO
(65.32)
54 Fayetteville, NC
(66.72)
54 Pearl City, HI
(66.14)
55 Henderson, NV
(65.26)
55 Peoria, IL
(66.61)
55 Midwest City, OK
(66.10)
56 Cincinnati, OH
(65.18)
56 Hampton, VA
(66.56)
56 Albany, NY
(66.09)
57 El Paso, TX
(65.04)
57 Anchorage, AK
(66.53)
57 Waipahu, HI
(66.08)
58 Pittsburgh, PA
(64.97)
58 Cary, NC
(66.47)
58 Mililani Town, HI
(66.08)
59 Miami, FL
(64.87)
59 Syracuse, NY
(66.42)
59 Kaneohe, HI
(66.04)
60 Portland, OR
(64.78)
60 Columbia, SC
(66.42)
60 Bartlett, TN
(66.03)
61 Cleveland, OH 61 Buffalo, NY
(66.41)
61 New Bedford, MA
(66.01)
62 Colorado Springs, CO 62 Augusta, GA
(66.38)
62 North Little Rock, AR
(65.91)
63 Detroit, MI 63 Tacoma, WA
(66.36)
63 Rock Hill, SC
(65.89)
64 Sunrise Manor, NV
(66.34)
64 Lake Charles, LA
(65.87)
65 Olathe, KS
(66.27)
65 Williston, ND
(65.78)
66 Clarksville, TN
(66.24)
66 Schenectady, NY
(65.77)
67 Des Moines, IA
(66.18)
67 Bossier City, LA
(65.76)
68 Metairie, LA
(66.14)
68 Woonsocket, RI
(65.76)
69 Lafayette, LA
(66.02)
69 Pike Creek Valley, DE
(65.74)
70 Bellevue, WA
(65.99)
70 Reading, PA
(65.66)
71 Huntsville, AL
(65.96)
71 Glen Burnie, MD
(65.63)
72 Overland Park, KS
(65.95)
72 Caldwell, ID
(65.60)
73 Chattanooga, TN
(65.83)
73 Passaic, NJ
(65.59)
74 Salem, OR
(65.81)
74 Ellicott City, MD
(65.56)
75 Fort Wayne, IN
(65.79)
75 Middletown, DE
(65.55)
76 Gresham, OR
(65.75)
76 Beaverton, OR
(65.55)
77 Rochester, MN
(65.73)
77 Union City, NJ
(65.54)
78 Hillsboro, OR
(65.71)
78 Glasgow, DE
(65.54)
79 Rochester, NY
(65.61)
79 Racine, WI
(65.42)
80 Broken Arrow, OK
(65.61)
80 Cranston, RI
(65.39)
81 Green Bay, WI
(65.56)
80 Summerville, SC
(65.39)
82 Madison, WI
(65.55)
82 Greenville, SC
(65.38)
83 Newport News, VA
(65.51)
83 Edmond, OK
(65.38)
84 Charleston, SC
(65.40)
84 West Hartford, CT
(65.30)
85 Cambridge, MA
(65.35)
85 Alamogordo, NM
(65.29)
86 Naperville, IL
(65.34)
86 Nashua, NH
(65.25)
87 Reno, NV
(65.31)
87 Taylorsville, UT
(65.19)
88 Topeka, KS
(65.30)
88 Lenexa, KS
(65.19)
89 Everett, WA
(65.14)
89 Ogden, UT
(65.13)
90 Athens, GA
(65.05)
90 Gulfport, MS
(65.13)
91 Macon, GA
(65.03)
91 Waterloo, IA
(65.10)
92 Springfield, IL
(65.01)
92 Decatur, AL
(65.08)
93 Chesapeake, VA
(64.96)
93 Franklin, TN
(65.07)
94 St. Petersburg, FL
(64.91)
94 Newark, DE
(65.05)
95 Mobile, AL
(64.87)
95 Portsmouth, VA
(65.04)
96 Lakewood, CO
(64.84)
96 South Valley, NM
(64.99)
97 Pueblo, CO
(64.66)
97 Bristol, CT
(64.96)
98 Sparks, NV
(64.65)
98 Southaven, MS
(64.96)
99 Wilmington, NC
(64.64)
99 Horn Lake, MS
(64.95)
100 Manchester, NH
(64.63)
100 Bowling Green, KY
(64.94)
101 Lansing, MI
(64.60)
101 Pierre, SD
(64.94)
102 Arlington, VA
(64.60)
102 Camden, NJ
(64.92)
103 Peoria, AZ
(64.57)
103 East Honolulu, HI
(64.92)
104 Sioux Falls, SD
(64.43)
104 Columbus, NE
(64.91)
105 Norman, OK
(64.39)
105 Olive Branch, MS
(64.84)
106 Fargo, ND
(64.38)
106 Sitka and, AK
(64.79)
107 Lincoln, NE
(64.34)
107 Woodbury, MN
(64.76)
108 Thornton, CO
(64.29)
108 Bellevue, NE
(64.75)
109 Westminster, CO
(64.21)
109 Waukesha, WI
(64.74)
110 Knoxville, TN
(64.14)
110 Smyrna, DE
(64.74)
111 Murfreesboro, TN
(64.13)
111 Alexandria, LA
(64.64)
112 Fort Collins, CO
(64.06)
112 Waldorf, MD
(64.60)
113 Port St. Lucie, FL
(64.03)
113 Plymouth, MN
(64.57)
114 Cape Coral, FL
(64.01)
114 Fayetteville, AR
(64.55)
115 Gilbert, AZ
(63.97)
115 Jackson, TN
(64.51)
116 Surprise, AZ
(63.95)
116 Central Falls, RI
(64.46)
117 Shreveport, LA
(63.90)
117 Bentonville, AR
(64.44)
118 Davenport, IA
(63.88)
118 Shawnee, KS
(64.43)
119 Independence, MO
(63.86)
119 Minot, ND
(64.43)
120 Cedar Rapids, IA
(63.73)
120 Winooski, VT
(64.43)
121 Birmingham, AL
(63.63)
121 Tupelo, MS
(64.42)
122 Akron, OH
(63.60)
122 Twin Falls, ID
(64.41)
123 Dayton, OH
(63.48)
123 Madison, AL
(64.41)
124 Sterling Heights, MI
(63.44)
124 Wilmington, DE
(64.40)
125 Boise, ID
(63.43)
125 St. Cloud, MN
(64.38)
126 Warren, MI
(63.22)
126 Tuscaloosa, AL
(64.37)
127 Scottsdale, AZ
(63.18)
127 Norfolk, NE
(64.36)
128 Columbia, MO
(63.16)
128 Scranton, PA
(64.25)
129 Vancouver, WA
(63.15)
129 Dearborn, MI
(64.19)
130 West Jordan, UT
(62.93)
130 Dover, DE
(64.12)
131 Toledo, OH
(62.89)
131 Nampa, ID
(64.10)
132 Ann Arbor, MI
(62.42)
132 Aberdeen, SD
(64.10)
133 Evansville, IN
(62.19)
133 East Providence, RI
(64.08)
134 Meridian, ID
(61.86)
134 West Des Moines, IA
(64.08)
135 Spokane, WA
(61.72)
135 Ames, IA
(64.05)
136 Jackson, MS
(61.55)
136 Appleton, WI
(63.91)
137 Centennial, CO
(61.22)
137 Fairbanks, AK
(63.89)
138 Billings, MT
(61.17)
138 Fall River, MA
(63.86)
139 Arvada, CO
(61.15)
139 Newport, RI
(63.86)
140 Springfield, MO
(60.26)
140 Lorain, OH
(63.86)
141 Eugene, OR
(60.17)
141 College, AK
(63.80)
142 Laredo, TX
(59.41)
142 Dothan, AL
(63.79)
143 Hialeah, FL
(57.95)
143 Erie, PA
(63.78)
144 Provo, UT 144 Juneau, AK
(63.77)
145 Kenosha, WI
(63.76)
146 Green River, WY
(63.58)
147 Elizabethtown, KY
(63.56)
148 St. Charles, MO
(63.54)
149 Hastings, NE
(63.54)
150 Salina, KS
(63.49)
151 Auburn, AL
(63.46)
151 Moore, OK
(63.46)
153 Kearney, NE
(63.40)
154 Hopkinsville, KY
(63.35)
155 Mount Pleasant, SC
(63.32)
156 Bismarck, ND
(63.32)
157 Jackson, WY
(63.32)
158 Grand Forks, ND
(63.27)
159 Carson City, NV
(63.24)
160 Cheyenne, WY
(63.22)
161 Rock Springs, WY
(63.21)
162 Toms River, NJ
(63.14)
163 Greenville, NC
(63.14)
164 Westland, MI
(63.09)
165 Brookings, SD
(63.04)
166 Cicero, IL
(63.01)
167 Hattiesburg, MS
(63.01)
168 Lee’s Summit, MO
(62.95)
169 Youngstown, OH
(62.92)
170 Jonesboro, AR
(62.89)
171 Maple Grove, MN
(62.88)
172 Essex Junction, VT
(62.80)
173 Wahpeton, ND
(62.77)
174 Covington, KY
(62.74)
175 Stillwater, OK
(62.64)
176 Mitchell, SD
(62.62)
177 Idaho Falls, ID
(62.61)
178 Conway, AR
(62.60)
179 Riverton, WY
(62.54)
180 Iowa City, IA
(62.52)
181 Dickinson, ND
(62.51)
182 Fremont, NE
(62.50)
183 Valley Falls, RI
(62.42)
184 Parma, OH
(62.41)
185 Manhattan, KS
(62.40)
186 Rapid City, SD
(62.36)
187 Lawrence, KS
(62.32)
188 North Platte, NE
(62.31)
189 Florence, KY
(62.29)
190 Albany, GA
(62.27)
191 Eau Claire, WI
(62.26)
192 Owensboro, KY
(62.21)
193 West Fargo, ND
(62.20)
194 Meridian, MS
(62.18)
195 Yankton, SD
(62.08)
196 Pocatello, ID
(62.06)
197 Johnson City, TN
(62.04)
198 St. Joseph, MO
(62.01)
199 Hilton Head Island, SC
(61.91)
200 Laramie, WY
(61.82)
201 Monroe, LA
(61.80)
202 Cheektowaga, NY
(61.77)
203 St. Peters, MO
(61.71)
204 Watertown, SD
(61.58)
205 Gary, IN
(61.58)
206 Fishers, IN
(61.53)
207 O’Fallon, MO
(61.52)
208 Pine Bluff, AR
(61.48)
209 Mandan, ND
(61.43)
210 South Burlington, VT
(61.41)
211 Burlington, VT
(61.36)
212 Jamestown, ND
(61.31)
213 Canton, OH
(61.28)
214 Carmel, IN
(61.22)
215 Coeur d’Alene, ID
(61.15)
216 Council Bluffs, IA
(61.08)
217 Sandy, UT
(61.03)
218 Medford, OR
(61.02)
219 Portsmouth, NH
(61.01)
220 Lafayette, IN
(60.98)
221 Sheridan, WY
(60.97)
222 Corvallis, OR
(60.94)
223 Oshkosh, WI
(60.90)
224 Warwick, RI
(60.89)
225 Helena, MT
(60.87)
226 Wasilla, AK
(60.84)
227 Charleston, WV
(60.82)
228 Levittown, PA
(60.82)
229 Evanston, WY
(60.79)
230 Wheeling, WV
(60.78)
231 Casper, WY
(60.74)
232 Badger, AK
(60.70)
233 Martinsburg, WV
(60.70)
234 Livonia, MI
(60.63)
235 Duluth, MN
(60.59)
236 Portland, ME
(60.56)
237 Janesville, WI
(60.55)
238 Hockessin, DE
(60.52)
239 Westerly, RI
(60.46)
240 Miles City, MT
(60.45)
241 Concord, NH
(60.37)
242 Clarksburg, WV
(60.16)
243 Great Falls, MT
(60.11)
244 Tanaina, AK
(60.07)
245 Dubuque, IA
(60.06)
246 Spearfish, SD
(60.01)
247 Georgetown, KY
(60.00)
248 Havre, MT
(59.97)
249 Gillette, WY
(59.96)
250 Bozeman, MT
(59.94)
251 Weirton, WV
(59.92)
252 Post Falls, ID
(59.83)
253 Fairmont, WV
(59.80)
254 Greenville, MS
(59.77)
255 Lewiston, ME
(59.75)
256 Bloomington, IN
(59.58)
257 Knik-Fairview, AK
(59.47)
258 Flint, MI
(59.40)
259 Biddeford, ME
(59.31)
260 St. George, UT
(59.27)
261 Butte-Silver Bow, MT
(59.17)
262 South Portland, ME
(59.13)
263 Dover, NH
(59.06)
264 Bend, OR
(59.06)
265 Lakes, AK
(59.02)
266 Middlebury, VT
(59.00)
267 Anaconda, MT
(58.97)
268 Montpelier, VT
(58.85)
269 Layton, UT
(58.78)
270 Missoula, MT
(58.71)
271 Derry, NH
(58.63)
272 Beckley, WV
(58.53)
273 Auburn, ME
(58.39)
274 Springfield, OR
(58.38)
275 Richmond, KY
(58.34)
276 Rutland, VT
(57.93)
277 Westbrook, ME
(57.80)
278 Sanford, ME
(57.73)
279 Bennington, VT
(57.66)
280 Morgantown, WV
(57.63)
281 Laconia, NH
(57.62)
282 Kalispell, MT
(57.51)
283 Augusta, ME
(57.48)
284 Lebanon, NH
(57.39)
285 Huntington, WV
(57.22)
285 Saco, ME
(57.22)
287 Parkersburg, WV
(57.20)
288 Lewiston, ID
(57.10)
289 Rochester, NH
(56.66)
290 Keene, NH
(56.64)
291 Barre, VT
(56.57)
292 Bangor, ME
(55.57)
293 Orem, UT
(55.55)
294 Brattleboro, VT
(55.48)

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