Ohio Ninth-Least Diverse State In America

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the leadership in Fortune 500 companies still dominated by Caucasian males, personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2019’s Most & Least Diverse States in America, and Ohio didn't fair to well..

The buckeye state finishing as the 9th least-diverse state in the U.S.

To determine where the most idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level in the U.S. — and where the population is relatively more homogeneous — WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household, religious and political diversity.

Here's how Ohio ranked in some sub-categories for the study (1=Most Diverse, 25=Avg.):

• 33rd – Income Diversity

• 38th – Educational-Attainment Diversity

• 34th – Racial & Ethnic Diversity

• 40th – Linguistic Diversity

• 48th – Birthplace Diversity

• 38th – Industry Diversity*

• 23rd – Occupational Diversity*

• 46th – Worker-Class Diversity*

• 16th – Generational Diversity

• 39th – Household-Size Diversity

• 28th – Religious Diversity

As far as the top states for diversity in the U.S, they were:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Hawaii
  4. New Jersey
  5. New York

The bottom five worst states for diversity in the U.S. were:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Maine
  3. Vermont
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Montana

You can see the full study by clicking here.

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