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Honolulu Ranks 42nd for Economic Diversity
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2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Economic Class Diversity

From Wallet Hub February 19, 2015

With the richest 1 percent of Americans capturing 95 percent of post-recession income growth, widening the wealth gap to 1920s levels, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Economic Class Diversity.

To recognize the cities that demonstrate a healthy society by harboring a diversity of residents from all economic classes, WalletHub analyzed 350 of the most populated U.S. cities.

Honolulu Ranks 42nd Overall (tied with Irving, TX): 77th for 'Income Diversity' and 101st for 'Educational Diversity'

Cities with the Most Economic Class Diversity   Cities with the Least Economic Class Diversity
  1 Carrollton, TX   341 Cleveland, OH
  2 Orange, CA   342 Pueblo, CO
  3 San Mateo, CA   343 Spring Hill, FL
  4 Costa Mesa, CA   344 Erie, PA
  5 San Jose, CA   345 Akron, OH
  6 Aurora, IL   346 Dayton, OH
  7 Daly, CA   347 Evansville, IN
  8 Carson, CA   348 Detroit, MI
  9 Germantown, MD   349 Toledo, OH
  10 Santa Clarita, CA   350 Flint, MI

Key Stats

  • The income diversity is three times higher in Anchorage, Alaska, than in Flint, Mich.
  • Flint, Mich., has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes of $34,999 or less, at 64.5 percent.
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla., has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes between $35,000 and $49,999, at 18.8 percent.
  • The Woodlands, Texas, has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes of $150,000 or more, at 34.4 percent.
  • Cambridge, Mass., has the highest concentration of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher, at 74.0 percent.
For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit: LINK

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2015’s Cities with the Most and Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity

From Wallet Hub, February 17, 2015

With February being Black History Month and the total racial and ethnic minority population projected to increase from 30.9 percent in 2000 to 40.4 percent in 2019, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racial & Linguistic Diversity.

Given such a forecast, it’s ever more imperative to close the racial gaps across U.S. cities to ensure economic prosperity. To identify the most ethno-racially and linguistically diverse landscapes among 350 of the most populated U.S. cities, WalletHub examined each city across three key metrics, including racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and region of birth diversity.


Overall Rank


“Racial and Ethnic Diversity” Rank

“Language Diversity” Rank

“Region of Birth Diversity” Rank

93 Honolulu, HI 103 129 67


  Cities with the Most Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity   Cities with the Least Ethno-Racial and Linguistic Diversity
  1 Jersey City, NJ   341 Arvada, CO
  2 Germantown, MD   342 Livonia, MI
  3 Hayward, CA   343 Fargo, ND
  4 New York, NY   344 Spokane Valley, WA
  5 Carson, CA   345 Lee's Summit, MO
  6 San Jose, CA   346 Evansville, IN
  7 Irving, TX   347 Springfield, MO
  8 Richmond, CA   348 Jackson, MS
  9 Santa Clara, CA   349 Cedar Rapids, IA
  10 Stockton, CA   350 Billings, MT

Key Stats

  • The racial and ethnic diversity is four times higher in Vallejo, Calif., than in East Los Angeles, Calif.
  • East Los Angeles, Calif., has the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 97.5 percent.
  • Livonia, Mich., has the highest concentration of whites, at 89.3 percent.
  • Detroit has the highest concentration of blacks, at 80.7 percent.
  • Hialeah, Fla., has the highest concentration of Spanish speakers, at 90.6 percent.
  • Westminster, Calif., has the highest concentration of Asian- and Pacific Islander-language speakers, at 44.4 percent.
  • New Bedford, Mass., has the highest European-born population, at 11.4% percent.
  • Glendale, Calif., has the highest Asian-born population, at 43.3 percent.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit: LINK


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