The United States is a country of many cultures, with people from all over the world coming together to form a unique melting pot. But which states are the most diverse? In this article, we'll explore the top five most diverse states in the US, as well as the least diverse. We'll also look at what makes a state diverse, and how diversity can affect economic growth and social unrest. New Jersey is the fourth most diverse state in the US.
It ranks fifth in socioeconomic diversity, seventh in cultural diversity, and fourth in political diversity. New Jersey also has the fifth highest diversity of educational attainment and the fourth highest linguistic diversity. About 30.7% of the population of New Jersey over the age of 5 speaks a language other than English at home, with Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese being the most common. New York is the fifth most diverse state in the US.
It ranks eighth in socioeconomic diversity and cultural diversity, and sixth in household diversity and political diversity. New York has the third highest diversity of educational attainment, the fifth highest diversity of household types, and the fifth highest linguistic diversity. West Virginia is the least diverse state in the US, with a score of 58.40. It ranks 50th in terms of socioeconomic diversity and cultural diversity, and has the lowest linguistic diversity and second lowest income diversity and educational attainment diversity.
West Virginia is also the third whitest state in the US, with 93.5% of its residents identifying as white. Maine is the second least diverse state in the US, with a score of 58.59. It ranks 49th in cultural diversity and 50th in religious diversity, making it the whitest state in the US with only 93% of its population identifying as white. Maine also has one of the lowest levels of industrial diversity and household size. Vermont is the third least diverse state in the US, ranking 48th in cultural diversity and 47th in religious diversity.
It is second only to Maine as one of the states with the lowest racial and ethnic diversity, with 94.2% of its population identifying as white. Vermont also has one of the lowest levels of industrial diversity. New Hampshire is fourth least diverse state in the US, ranking 47th in cultural diversity, 46th in religious diversity, and 42nd in household diversity. Despite its lack of overall diversity, New Hampshire ranks ninth in socioeconomic diversity and is 93.1% white - making it fourth most racially and ethnically diverse state. Montana is fifth least diverse state in the US despite ranking third in economic diversity. It ranks 46th in household diversity, 44th in cultural diversity, 42nd in socioeconomic diversity and political diversity, tenth whitest state in terms of population (93%), third lowest linguistic diversity, and fifth lowest household type diversity. Sociology professor Jack Fong explains how states can take advantage of their diversities to increase economic growth and what local governments can do to ensure health equity among minority groups. At Queer Forty we reach more than 210,000 people a month through our website and social media.