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:
|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|
- 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