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Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of President Joe Biden’s attempt to revise immigration policy, a research study revealed the ethnic diversity (or lack thereof) within many American cities.
WalletHub, a media source centered on individual securities, published a report this week titled 2022’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities. This researched-based report outlined WalletHub’s analysis of 500 different U.S. municipalities – ranking them on the amount of ethnic diversity consistent with their individual populations.
Using a 500 rank as a metric for least ethnically diverse and a number one ranking identified as most ethnically diverse, researchers were able to demographically cover a substantive sample size. In an email sent to me on Wednesday, a WalletHub representative explained the firms research goals and study findings.
“To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethno racial diversity, linguistic diversity and birthplace diversity,” wrote Diana Polk, a media spokesperson for WalletHub.
“Parkersburg, West Virginia, has the highest concentration of white people, at 94.08 percent. Greenville, Mississippi, has the highest concentration of black people, at 83.23 percent,” she continued.
Polk also provided expert commentary, which was extracted by WalletHub’s research team during a select phase of the firm’s study on ethnic diversity in hundreds of cities across the nation. When asked about how the youth will benefit economically from ethnic diversity in their locality, a ranking Black education professional affirmatively said:
“Companies that take the time to understand the wants and needs of this generation will benefit from the creativity and innovation that research tells us arises from retail spaces and workplaces that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable.” (Dr. Constance Carter, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Clinical Professor of Marketing, Jones Graduate School of Business – Rice University)
To view the totality of WalletHub’s study on the current state of ethnic diversity within U.S. cities, click here.