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Diversity is More than Race: Hawaii Ranks 3rd
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2021's Most & Least Diverse States in America

From Wallet Hub, Sept 21, 2021

The American narrative is a story of diversity. Our history tells of many different peoples coming together from every walk of life to form what is today a complex tapestry of backgrounds. Our story will continue to advance that narrative in the decades to come. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2045 the U.S. will no longer have a single ethnic majority, currently non-Hispanic whites, and will grow increasingly more diverse in the years to follow.

This year, racial inequality has continued to be a prominent issue, including high-profile trials regarding police brutality. But while discussions on race are important, U.S. diversity spans far more than just racial lines. The U.S. population reflects a mix of not just races and ethnicities but also cultures, religions, economic statuses, educational backgrounds and other characteristics. These groups come together in everyday life, influencing and experiencing one another. However, some elements of society aren’t as diverse as others. For example, there are only 41 women among the CEOs of fortune 500 companies, and around 84 percent of those companies’ board members are white (including men and women).

Some U.S. states promote diversity more than others. In order to determine where idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level — and where the population is relatively more homogeneous — WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key diversity categories….

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Overall Rank  3
State Hawaii
Total Score  69.73
Socioeconomic Diversity  16
Cultural Diversity  3
Economic Diversity  4
Household Diversity  11
Religious Diversity  34
Political Diversity  16
Household-Income Diversity  7
Educational-Attainment Diversity  27
Racial & Ethnic Diversity  1
Linguistic Diversity  9
Birthplace Diversity  13
Industry Diversity  17
Occupational Diversity  23
Worker-Class Diversity  4
Marital-Status Diversity  36
Generational Diversity  2
Household-Type Diversity  47
Household-Size Diversity  3
Religious Diversity  34
Political Diversity  4
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