The Ivy League’s Brown University has released a study that shows where the most and least diverse city/regions are in the United States. The study scores metropolitan regions by how the city’s are spread from a demographic standpoint: whites, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans and individuals of two or more racial backgrounds.
According to the study, “a perfectly diverse place would have a population with exactly 20 percent of each category and a total score of 100 — the community characteristics researchers correlated with diversity were: large total and foreign-born populations; high rental occupancy, as a community needs a supply of rental housing to accommodate newcomers; a range of occupational options, including entry-level jobs; and a low minority-to-white income ratio.”
White share: 40.8%
Black share: 14.2%
Hispanic share: 24.0%
Asian share: 15.1%