With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and women holding more than 10% of Fortune 500 CEO positions for the first time, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Most & Least Diverse States in America, as well as expert commentary. Arizona ranks as the 10th most diverse state in U.S. for 2023.
To determine where the most idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level in the U.S – and where the population is relatively more homogeneous – WalletHub compared the 50 states across six key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household, religious and political diversity.
Diversity in Arizona (1=Most Diverse, 25=Avg.):
- Overall rank for Arizona: 10th most diverse state
- 12th – Income Diversity
- 17th – Educational-Attainment Diversity
- 11th – Racial & Ethnic Diversity
- 8th – Linguistic Diversity
- 3rd – Birthplace Diversity
- 11th – Industry Diversity*
- 30th – Worker-Class Diversity*
- 19th – Marital-Status Diversity
- 8th – Generational Diversity
- 8th – Household-Type Diversity
- 9th – Household-Size Diversity
*Includes civilian employed population aged 16 and older
The American narrative is a story of diversity. Our history tells of many different peoples coming together from every walk of life to form what is today a complex tapestry of backgrounds. Our story will continue to advance that narrative in the decades to come. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2045 the U.S. will no longer have a single ethnic majority, currently non-Hispanic whites, and will grow increasingly more diverse in the years to follow. We can already see signs of change just by looking at the past decade. Between the censuses in 2010 and 2020, the diversity index, or the chance that two randomly-chosen Americans would be from different racial and ethnic groups, rose from 54.9% to 61.1%.
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