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:
- New Jersey
- New York
The bottom five worst states for diversity in the U.S. were:
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
You can see the full study by clicking here.
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