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Most Diverse US Metros and Neighborhoods

Theatlanticcities recently published a study on the most diverse metros and neighborhoods based on US Census data.

Most Diverse Metros
The chart below illustrates the US metro areas with the most diversity. Metros are ordered according to their racial makeup: the smaller the percentage of the largest ethnic group, the more diverse the metro area.

For example, San Jose is the most diverse US metro area. It is 35 percent white, 31 percent Asian, 28 percent Latino, and 4 percent other races. The top four diverse metros are in California. No metros in the Midwest are in the top 10.

U.S. Metro Percent population in the largest group
1. San Jose, California 35 percent
2. New York, New York 39 percent
3. Oakland, California 40 percent
4. Houston, Texas 40 percent
5. Honolulu, Hawaii 43 percent
6. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 44 percent
7. Orange County, California 44 percent
8. Memphis, Tennessee 46 percent
9. San Francisco, California 46 percent
10. Albuquerque, New Mexico 47 percent

Most Diverse Neighborhoods
The most diverse neighborhoods are defined by zip code. Number one on the list is in the Irving Texas neighborhoods of Broadmoor Hills and Song. It is 26 percent Asian, 25 percent Black, 22 percent Latino, and 23 percent White.

Rank Zip Code Neighborhood Metro Percent Population in Largest Group
1. 75038 Irving Dallas 25.7 percent
2. 11428 Queens Village New York 26.4 percent
3. 94130 Treasure Island San Francisco 27.2 percent
4. 77407 Lakemont Houston 27.9 percent
5. 96786 Wahiawa Honolulu 28.5 percent
6. 96731 Kahuku Honolulu 28.7 percent
7. 98`78 Rainier View Seattle 28.8 percent
8. 02125 Dorchester Boston 29.1 percent
9. 96707 Kapolei Honolulu 29.2 percent
10. 95834 South Natomas Sacramento 29.2 percent

A diverse neighborhood does not necessarily mean one with the most non-whites. For example, Washington DC’s Anacostia neighborhood and LA’s Boyle Heights neighborhood are both 95 percent Latino, and the Queens neighborhood of New York is 70 percent Asian.
What are the implications for ministry and evangelism?
Are you called to serve multi-ethnic areas?

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