Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Study Names Texas as Second Most Diverse State in the Country

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 3:54 PM

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In the age of inclusivity and diversity, Texas can take pride in being the second most diverse state in the country.

According to WalletHub, the Lone Star State trailed only California (no surprise there) in being the most diverse, and not just racially.

The U.S. Census Bureau has predicted that the country will no longer have a single ethnic majority (which is currently non-Hispanic white folks) by 2044. The bureau expects the U.S. to become even more racially diverse after that point.

Still, WalletHub points out that diversity is more than just skin color, and included multiple other factors in its study. Culture, religion, economic status, educational background, gender and other various identifiers were considered in the data.

So how did WalletHub determine Texas as second-best?

Texas ranked in the top 15 for all but one of the six diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, household, religious and political. Cultural diversity was its highest ranking, coming in fourth, while religious was also high in sixth place. Texas' socioeconomic and economic rankings both came in 13th place while household diversity finished at 14.

That's right. Texas wasn't so politically diverse with a rank of 28. But considering Texas is known as a tried-and-true red state, 28 doesn't sound so bad.

In all, the various standings made up an average of 70 points on the dot, which was not too far behind California's 70.89 score.

Maybe we're not so different after all?

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