Houston named the most diverse city in the US by new report

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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HOUSTON, Texas -- Diversity is currently at the forefront of the U.S. conversation, as anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked nearly 150 percent in 2021 and the Derek Chauvin trial currently broils in Minneapolis.

But now, a new study sheds some good news on the Bayou City, as Houston has once again claimed its title as the most diverse city in America. Finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021's Most Diverse Cities in America, and Houston tops out not only as the most diverse city, but also as the most diverse big city in the U.S.

To crown the diversity champion, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, and religious.

The annual report drills down into metrics and creates a point system on items such as industry diversity, income, age, religious affiliation, education, language, worker class, and marital status.

To read more of this story and see a breakdown of Houston's diversity rankings compared to other Texas cities, visit our partners at Houston CultureMap.

2019 RANK: Houston crowned most diverse city in America by new report

Last year, many locals cried foul when Houston was named the No. 2 most diverse city in the nation, behind - gasp! - Jersey City, New Jersey.