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

 by Patrick SargentFebruary 12, 2019

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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