Houston is the most diverse city in the U.S according to analysis by Wallethub, a finance company.
United States of America is already a demographically diverse country and becoming more so every day. Diversity is great for the economy – it brings fresh skills, technologies and perspectives. When economies freely welcome and capitalize on new ideas, they often do better. Those that rely on outdated methods and specialized industries, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to market shifts.
With demographic changes taking place in the US over the years, it is expected that the current largest ethnic group, currently non-Hispanic whites, will no longer make up a majority of the population by 2045. As the United States becomes more diverse, it must combat prejudice and encourage togetherness, and there is more work to be done.
How Houston Scored As The Most Diverse City
WalletHub completed a diversity study series where scores across five major diversity categories were tallied for 501 of the largest cities across 13 metrics.
Houston, TX was the most diverse city, with a score of 71.87! Houston had strong scores across all 5 categories, but was especially ranked higher in areas of Cultural Diversity and Socioeconomic Diversity.
Following Houston were Jersey City, New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles. See below for detailed scores.
Why live in a diverse city like Houston
Studies apart, there are some very compelling reasons why it is beneficial and also more fun to live in a diverse city like Houston.
1. You can meet interesting people
There is not a lot to talk about if everybody has the same history and was raised with the same set of values. Multicultural cities are full of fascinating people who have fascinating stories to share. They’ll open your eyes to the bigger picture and make you happy for what you have while also encouraging you to try new stuff.
2. Diversity brings creativity
People from various backgrounds carry their own folklore and story forms, as well as their own musical practices, theatrical styles, and so on. They learn from one another and develop new perspectives on the world.
3. Food scene is phenomenal
Nowhere is this more true than Houston which has an amazing array of restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. We have known of friends who drive from Dallas to Houston just to enjoy the food here! Cooking benefits from a convergence of cultures in the same way as the arts do. Whether it is Houston or New York or Amsterdam, you’ll find delectable little variations on old classics, prepared by chefs from various backgrounds.
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