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MAP MONDAY: Least & Most Diverse States in America

Diversity goes well beyond race and ethnicity, which is why this study evaluates well beyond those 2 factors.
So, where did the Peach State land in these rankings? Check it out in this week’s #MapMonday –>

Diversity: a range of different things, variety.

It’s irrefutable that our nation is diverse and the U.S. Census Bureau recently released predictions that by 2044 the U.S. will no longer have a single ethnic majority. But diversity goes well beyond race and ethnicity, which is why personal finance website WalletHub recently compared the 50 states across six key diversity categories.

We take a look at the findings in this week’s Map Monday, specifically to see where the Peach State landed in these rankings. It may surprise you.

The 10 most diverse states, considering 1) Socio-economic Diversity, 2) Cultural Diversity, 3) Economic Diversity, 4) Household Diversity, 5) Religious Diversity and 6) Political Diversity, were ranked as follows:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Hawaii
  4. New Jersey
  5. New York
  6. New Mexico
  7. Maryland
  8. Florida
  9. Nevada
  10. Illinois

And while Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and West Virginia (No. 50) came in as the bottom six states, Georgia wasn’t too far from the top 10. [You can see all of the numerical rankings on the WalletHub website]

Georgia ranked No. 13 overall. Our state ranked:

  • 19th for Socioeconomic Diversity
  • 13th for Cultural Diversity
  • 14th for Economic Diversity
  • 9th for Household Diversity
  • 16th for Religious Diversity
  • 35th for Political Diversity
  • 31st for Household Income Diversity
  • 12th for Educational Attainment Diversity
  • 21st for Linguistic Diversity
  • 16th for Birthplace Diversity
  • 16th for Marital Status Diversity

The maps below is interactive. You can find more details of the study on WalletHub.

Source: WalletHub

Source: WalletHub

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for

1 Comment

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  1. Nelda Smith

    October 1, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    And, we ignore accomplishments by people of all races and ethnicities across our Nation. It’s time we put race, religion, ethnicity aside and allow each individual to be recognized for their accomplishments and love for their neighbors and the Nation. MAP is also the name of a pedo organization.

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