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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
How Ethnically Diverse are Towns in Hawaii?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:40 AM :: 2791 Views :: Hawaii Statistics

2018’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.

From WalletHub, Feb 13, 2018  

The U.S. today is a melting pot of cultures, thanks to rapid ethnic and racial diversification of the past four decades. If the trend continues, America will be more colorful than ever by 2044, at which point no single ethnic group will constitute the majority in the U.S. for the first time.

But with immigration reform still a hot-button issue, the U.S. ethnic landscape may change again in the near future. In the meantime, WalletHub took a snapshot of America’s current cultural profile, comparing more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity. They examined each city based on ethnicity and race, language and birthplace….

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Birthplaces of Hawaii Population as of 2016

  • In State -- 53.30%
  • Northeast Region -- 3.70%
  • Midwest Region -- 4.75%
  • South Region -- 6.01%
  • West Region -- 10.72%
  • U.S. Territory -- 3.06%
  • Foreign Nation -- 18.47%

Special Mention

  • Waipahu, HI  Highest ‘Asian’ population in USA – 64.02%
  • Hilo, HI  Highest ‘All Others’ Population in USA -- 41.69%
Overall Rank* City Cultural Diversity Score 'Ethnoracial Diversity' Rank 'Linguistic Diversity' Rank 'Birthplace Diversity' Rank
50 Ewa Gentry, HI 79.08 9 107 176
67 Honolulu, HI 76.36 79 84 175
76 Kahului, HI 74.84 76 73 316
23 East Honolulu, HI 67.03 66 180 263
125 Waipahu, HI 66.73 230 69 302
131 Kailua, HI 66.07 38 290 128
137 Mililani Town, HI 65.01 20 222 390
139 Pearl City, HI 64.93 75 159 378
159 Hilo, HI 62.05 29 207 472
168 Kaneohe, HI 60.65 23 257 447


SA: Study notes Waipahu and Hilo for ethno-racial diversity


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