Worcester Ranked in Top 100 Most Diverse Cities in America

by | Apr 10, 2019 | Headlines, News, Worcester Ranks

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WORCESTER – The City of Worcester has been ranked in the top 100 most diverse city in America out of more than 500 U.S. Cities, according to a new report from Wallethub.

The report — 2019’s Most Diverse Cities in America — ranks Worcester #96 overall out of 501 cities. Wallethub compared each city across five major diversity categories: household diversity, religious diversity, socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity and economic diversity.

Through a particular methodology used by Wallethub, Worcester achieved a diversity score of 67.3 [the most diverse city, Houston, Texas, received a score of 71.6] and were attributed overall rankings for each diversity category: socioeconomic [#245], cultural [#78], economic [#404], household [#170], and religious [#286].

Among midsize cities in America, Worcester ranked #29 out of 143 cities with populations between 100,000 to 300,000 residents.

Other Worcester Overall Rankings [out of 501 U.S. Cities]:

  • Income Diversity: 332
  • Educational Attainment Diversity: 164
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity: 122
  • Linguistic Diversity: 55
  • Birthplace Diversity: 277
  • Industry Diversity: 441
  • Occupational Diversity: 279
  • Worker-Class Diversity: 264
  • Marital-Status Diversity: 216
  • Age Diversity: 74
  • Household-Type Diversity: 162
  • Household-Size Diversity: 280
  • Religious Diversity: 286

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

Source: WalletHub

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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. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]