Some of the largest cities in Texas continue to be the most diverse in the nation, but that's not the case for San Antonio, according to a new report.
San Antonio lands at No. 62 on WalletHub's list of the most and least diverse cities in the country, with a total score of 68.42 points. The personal finance site compared 501 of the most populated cities in America across five key dimensions: socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, household diversity, and religious diversity. The report drills down into metrics such as industry diversity, income, age, religious affiliation, education, language, worker class, and marital status.
"By 2050, many shifts will happen. For example, while non-Hispanic whites are expected to remain the largest ethnic group, they will no longer make up a majority of the population," the report says. "But America’s transformation is more than skin-deep — it’s economic, too. Not only have waves of immigration changed the face of the nation, they’ve also brought in fresh perspectives, skills and technologies to help the U.S. develop a strong adaptability to change."
San Antonio's highest scores are in household diversity (No. 45), linguistic diversity (No. 58), household-type diversity (No. 90), and household-size diversity (No. 90). Alamo City ranks in the middle, No. 204, socioeconomic diversity and comes in lowest for birthplace diversity (No. 361).
Houston, with a total score of 71.6, is the most diverse city in the country, says WalletHub, moving up from the No. 2 spot, behind Jersey City, New Jersey, in 2018.
Other Texas cities also land high on the report. Dallas (71.12 points) ranks fifth most diverse, scoring best in industry diversity (No. 22), educational-attainment diversity (No. 30), and racial and ethnic diversity (No. 37). Arlington ranks No. 9, with 70.87 points, and Fort Worth appears at No. 25, with 69.88 points.
Closer to San Antonio on the list, and less diverse than the aforementioned spots, are Austin (No. 42), Plano (No. 57), Corpus Christi (No. 71), El Paso (No. 214), and Laredo (No. 463).
The least diverse city in America? The scenery apparently doesn’t change much in Provo, Utah, which comes in last on WalletHub’s list.