Honolulu ranked 21st most diverse large city in U.S.

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With October being National Diversity Awareness Month and nearly 7 percent of the U.S. adult population claiming to be multiracial today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Ethno-Racially Diverse Cities.

To identify the most ethno-racially and linguistically diverse American landscapes, WalletHub analysts compared 313 of the most populated U.S. cities across three key metrics, including racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and U.S. region of birth diversity.

Honolulu ranked 21st out of 61 U.S. cities with populations of more than 300,000 people.

The top 20 ethno-racially diverse large cities in the U.S. ranked above Honolulu are:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Oakland, CA
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Sacramento, CA
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Los Angeles, CA
  9. Long Beach, CA
  10. Houston, TX
  11. Las Vegas, NV
  12. Aurora, CO
  13. Chicago, IL
  14. Anaheim, CA
  15. Dallas, TX
  16. Arlington, TX
  17. Fresno, CA
  18. Phoenix, AZ
  19. Fort Worth, TX
  20. Tampa, FL

Not surprisingly, Honolulu has the highest concentration of Asian- and Pacific Islander-language speakers, at 32.6 percent.

Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau. By the bureau’s estimates, it projects that no single ethnic group will comprise the majority in the U.S. for the first time in 2044.

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