Worcester Ranked Among 2019's Most Diverse Cities in U.S. 1

WORCESTER – The City of Worcester has been ranked among this year’s most ethnically diverse cities in America, according to the data experts at the personal finance website, Wallethub.

The report – 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S. – ranked more than 500 cities based on three key indicators of ethnic diversity — ethnicity and race, language and birthplace.

The City of Worcester ranked #78 of 501 cities — highlighted by its #55 ranking in “linguistic diversity.” Among mid-size cities, Worcester ranked #31.

To see how Worcester compared to other cities in New England and across the country, please scroll the map below:


Source: WalletHub


Most Ethnically Diverse Cities Least Ethnically Diverse Cities
1 Jersey City, NJ 492 Rutland, VT
2 Gaithersburg, MD 493 Wheeling, WV
3 Germantown, MD 494 Laconia, NH
4 Silver Spring, MD 495 Miles City, MT
5 Spring Valley, NV 496 Bennington, VT
6 New York, NY 497 Barre, VT
7 Oakland, CA 498 Clarksburg, WV
8 San Jose, CA 499 Watertown, SD
9 Rockville, MD 500 Parkersburg, WV
10 Kent, WA 501 Hialeah, FL

Key Stats

  • Oakland, California, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest.
  • Hialeah, Florida, has the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 96.44 percent.
  • Laconia, New Hampshire, has the highest concentration of whites, at 94.81 percent.
  • Jackson, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of blacks, at 81.44 percen
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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.