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|
|2.||11428||Queens Village||New York||26.4 percent|
|3.||94130||Treasure Island||San Francisco||27.2 percent|
|7.||98`78||Rainier View||Seattle||28.8 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?