Where does Sacramento rank on the U.S. News & World Report list of the 10 most diverse large cities in the U.S.?
Utilizing 2018 data, the U.S. News & World Report conducted an analysis of 66 U.S. cities with a population of 300,000 or more (within city boundaries) to rank racial and ethnic diversity. According to the U.S. News & World Report analysis, California has seven of the top ten most diverse large cities in the U.S.
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Sacramento ranks #3 on the list of the top 10 – following #1 Stockton and #2 Oakland.
Top 10 Most Diverse Large Cities in the U.S.
- #1 – Stockton
- #2 – Oakland
- #3 – Sacramento
- #4 – New York, New York
- #5 – Long Beach
- #6 – San Jose
- #7 – Houston, Texas
- #8 – Los Angeles
- #9 – Fresno
- #10 – Chicago, Illinois
Sacramento Diversity Statistics
- White: 50.4%
- Hispanic: 29.2%
- Asian: 22.2%
- Black: 15.2%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.3%
- American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.6%
Note: The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018 American Community Survey was used to determine the percentage of each racial and ethnic group combined with a 1991 diversity index developed by Philip Meyer (University of North Carolina) and Shawn McIntosh (USA Today).
Diversity Trending Upwards
According to the U.S. News & World Report analysis, about 70% of the 66 cities analyzed were more racially diverse in 2018 than in 2010 – and the trend is expected to continue.
I have certainly noticed the upward trend in my 30+ years living in Sacramento.
Sacramento diversity rankings vary depending on the underlying numbers and the criteria used to develop the ranking. That said, it will come as no surprise to Sacramento residents that the city continues to appear near the top (if not at the top) of the analyses periodically conducted.
Diversity has benefits and presents challenges, but I firmly believe that the benefits outweigh the challenges! I love the variety of ethnic restaurants, cultural events, shops, etc. that combine to make Sacramento what it is – a great place to live.
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