With the third-largest immigrant population in the country and the hefty contribution that the foreign born make to the state’s economy, it’s not surprising thathas been ranked the most culturally diverse city in America. The rating comes courtesy of new research from WalletHub, the personal finance website.
The study compared 501 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics: ethnoracial diversity, linguistic diversity, and birthplace diversity.
Jersey City earned a 95.88 for its cultural diversity score. The famously heterogeneous New York City, which was ranked fifth, scored 90.9. Clifton, the second Garden State city to make the list, was ranked 25th, with a score of 83.82. Newark was number 44 on the list, scoring 80.11.
The least culturally diverse city, according to the survey: Parkersburg, WV — which scored 7.4.