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Most racially diverse cities

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(short) list of U.S. cities in which at least ten percent of the population belongs to 4 different racial/ethnic groups

Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,694,820

Hispanic: 46.5%

White: 29.7%

Black: 11.2%

Asian: 10.0%

Long Beach, CA

Population: 461,522

Hispanic: 35.7%

White: 33.1%

Black: 14.9%

Asian: 12.0%

Sacramento, CA

Population: 407,018

White: 40.5%

Hispanic: 21.6%

Asian: 16.6%

Black: 15.5%

Oakland, CA

Population: 399,484

Black: 35.7%

White: 23.4%

Hispanic: 21.9%

Asian: 15.2%

Stockton, CA

Population: 243,771

Hispanic: 32.5%

White: 32.3%

Asian: 19.9%

Black: 11.2%

Jersey City, NJ

Population: 240,055

Black: 28.3%

Hispanic: 28.3%

White: 23.6%

Asian: 16.2%

almost on the list:

NYC, NY

Population: 8,008,278

White: 34.0%

Hispanic: 27.0%

Black: 26.6%

Asian: 9.8%

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I've always thought of NYC and NJ's cities-namely Newark, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Camden; as being the most racially diverse. I'm surprised and probly shouldn't be, to see LA and Long Beach, etc. way up there too.

Any thoughts on racial diversity and the health of a city? I read once in a book by Alex Marshall that one of the reasons for Portland's urbanizing success was its lack of a significant minority and overall white homogeneity- leaving no reason for "white flight" to outlying suburbs. Although I personally prefer a city with all types of peoples, racially and ethnically, I was wondering if anyone else agreed with him. My counterexample to his thought is of course to just look at NYC, it's a major melting pot and could be considered the most successful urban area in the US as far as maintaining density and supporting mass transit.

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Interesting list. I'm in the camp that says "the more the merrier". I don't know that we can find a correlation between diversity and the health of a city except to say that immigration of all kinds is generally good for a city. This is of course excepting to say the mass immigration patterns that can overwhel a city such as Miami during Mariel or New York during the potato famine. I would argue that in the long term though these are usually good for a city as well.

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Races in Providence: pop approx. 175-180k

White Non-Hispanic (45.8%)

Hispanic (30.0%)

Other race (17.6%)

Black (14.5%)

Two or more races (6.1%)

Other Asian (3.7%)

American Indian (2.2%)

Chinese (0.9%)

Asian Indian (0.6%)

would providence make the list?? That sketchy "other race" category obviously means 17.6 percent picked the other race category in the census... im guessing?!?!?

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I'd like to see a map of the integration of these cities- do people live in the same neighborhoods or are there enclaves of specific ethnic and races. Some cities have good numbers on the surface, but do economic and other factors isolate and segregate in your city?

Peace from DetroitBazaar- more studying to do!

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I'd like to see a map of the integration of these cities- do people live in the same neighborhoods or are there enclaves of specific ethnic and races.

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Top 100 Most Racially Diverse Cities (pop. 5,000+) (from most diverse to less diverse:)

city, state, (percentage of largest racial group, tot. pop.)

Waipio Acres, Hawaii (17.2%, pop. 5,298)

Halawa, Hawaii (20.2%, pop. 13,891)

Wahiawa, Hawaii (20.7%, pop. 16,151)

Ahuimanu, Hawaii (20.7%, pop. 8,506)

Cerritos, California (21.4%, pop. 51,488)

Makaha, Hawaii (21.9%, pop. 7,753)

Makakilo City, Hawaii (22.7%, pop. 13,156)

Wailuku, Hawaii (22.8%, pop. 12,296)

Honolulu, Hawaii (23.3%, pop. 371,657)

Waipio, Hawaii (23.4%, pop. 11,672)

Kaneohe, Hawaii (23.6%, pop. 34,970)

Milpitas, California (23.8%, pop. 62,698)

Maili, Hawaii (23.9%, pop. 5,943)

Union City, California (24.0%, pop. 66,869)

Mililani Town, Hawaii (24.9%, pop. 28,608)

Hercules, California (25.0%, pop. 19,488)

Kapaa, Hawaii (26.1%, pop. 9,472)

Hilo, Hawaii (26.7%, pop. 40,759)

Waianae, Hawaii (27.3%, pop. 10,506)

Lihue, Hawaii (28.2%, pop. 5,674)

Jersey City, New Jersey (28.3%, pop. 240,055)

Walnut, California (28.6%, pop. 30,004)

Waimea, Hawaii (28.8%, pop. 7,028)

Waimalu, Hawaii (28.8%, pop. 29,371)

Rowland Heights, California (29.0%, pop. 48,553)

West Carson, California (29.4%, pop. 21,138)

Waihee-Waiehu, Hawaii (30.3%, pop. 7,310)

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaii (30.4%, pop. 7,051)

Vallejo, California (30.4%, pop. 116,760)

Lahaina, Hawaii (30.7%, pop. 9,118)

Diamond Bar, California (31.0%, pop. 56,287)

Pearl City, Hawaii (31.1%, pop. 30,976)

East San Gabriel, California (31.1%, pop. 14,512)

Daly City, California (31.6%, pop. 103,621)

Pukalani, Hawaii (31.7%, pop. 7,380)

Kahului, Hawaii (31.7%, pop. 20,146)

Mission Bend, Texas (31.8%, pop. 30,831)

Gardena, California (31.8%, pop. 57,746)

South San Francisco, California (31.8%, pop. 60,552)

Bridgeport, Connecticut (31.9%, pop. 139,529)

Bridgeport, Connecticut (31.9%, pop. 139,529)

Aiea, Hawaii (31.9%, pop. 9,019)

Pittsburg, California (32.2%, pop. 56,769)

Ashland, California (32.5%, pop. 20,793)

Stockton, California (32.5%, pop. 243,771)

Garden Grove, California (32.5%, pop. 165,196)

Freeport, New York (33.5%, pop. 43,783)

San Gabriel, California (33.6%, pop. 39,804)

Parkway-South Sacramento, California (34.0%, pop. 36,468)

Hayward, California (34.2%, pop. 140,030)

Carson, California (34.9%, pop. 89,730)

New York, New York (35.0%, pop. 8,008,278)

Florin, California (35.0%, pop. 27,653)

Ives Estates, Florida (35.1%, pop. 17,586)

Bayview-Montalvin, California (35.2%, pop. 5,004)

Alhambra, California (35.5%, pop. 85,804)

Dallas, Texas (35.6%, pop. 1,188,580)

Stafford, Texas (35.6%, pop. 15,681)

Oakland, California (35.7%, pop. 399,484)

Long Beach, California (35.8%, pop. 461,522)

Signal Hill, California (35.8%, pop. 9,333)

Central Islip, New York (35.8%, pop. 31,950)

San Jose, California (36.0%, pop. 894,943)

Richmond, California (36.1%, pop. 99,216)

Westminster, California (36.2%, pop. 88,207)

La Palma, California (36.3%, pop. 15,408)

Newburgh, New York (36.3%, pop. 28,259)

Seaside, California (36.4%, pop. 31,696)

Kailua, Hawaii (36.4%, pop. 9,870)

North Lauderdale, Florida (36.7%, pop. 32,264)

Navasota, Texas (36.8%, pop. 6,789)

Village Park, Hawaii (36.8%, pop. 9,625)

Chicago, Illinois (36.8%, pop. 2,896,016)

White Oak, Maryland (37.1%, pop. 20,973)

Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia (37.1%, pop. 23,166)

New Haven, Connecticut (37.4%, pop. 123,626)

New Haven, Connecticut (37.4%, pop. 123,626)

Forest Park, Georgia (37.4%, pop. 21,447)

La Presa, California (37.4%, pop. 32,721)

Houston, Texas (37.4%, pop. 1,953,631)

Fair Oaks, Georgia (37.5%, pop. 8,443)

North Las Vegas, Nevada (37.6%, pop. 115,488)

Temple City, California (37.7%, pop. 33,377)

Marina, California (37.8%, pop. 25,101)

Chicago Heights, Illinois (37.9%, pop. 32,776)

Blue Island, Illinois (37.9%, pop. 23,463)

Makawao, Hawaii (38.0%, pop. 6,327)

Diboll, Texas (38.0%, pop. 5,470)

East Pasadena, California (38.1%, pop. 6,045)

Buena Park, California (38.2%, pop. 78,282)

Broadview-Pompano Park, Florida (38.2%, pop. 5,314)

Hacienda Heights, California (38.3%, pop. 53,122)

Artesia, California (38.3%, pop. 16,380)

Lincolnia, Virginia (38.4%, pop. 15,788)

Moreno Valley, California (38.4%, pop. 142,381)

Riverdale Park, Maryland (38.5%, pop. 6,690)

Lathrop, California (38.6%, pop. 10,445)

Suisun City, California (38.6%, pop. 26,118)

Bay Point, California (38.6%, pop. 21,534)

Missouri City, Texas (38.6%, pop. 52,913)

source: http://www.city-data.com/top35.html

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