Texas second most diverse state in U.S.Texas second most diverse state in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=231062019-09-17T05:00:00Z2019-09-17T15:00:00Z

​​​​​WASHINGTON – Texas has taken a top spot on WalletHub's list of the most diverse states, trailing behind only California.

Ranking second overall, the Lone Star State also ranked:

  • first in industry diversity (includes civilian employed population aged 16 and older);

  • third in linguistic diversity;

  • fourth in both cultural and racial/ethnic diversity;

  • fifth in household-size diversity;

  • sixth in religious diversity;

  • 13th in both economic and socioeconomic diversity;

  • 14th in household diversity; and 

  • 21st in political diversity. 

Earlier this year, Houston was named the most diverse city in the U.S.

Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York rounded out the top five rankings. West Virginia is the least diverse state. 

WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key dimensions: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, religious, and political diversity. 

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​​Source: WalletHub

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