If you’re looking for a new place to live, one factor that might be important to you is a state’s cultural diversity. A diverse state can offer rich opportunities to experience different food, people, and cultural events.
We took a look at data provided by WalletHub, in addition to U.S. Census data, to discover the least diverse states. WalletHub analyzed each state’s diversity in five categories: socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, household diversity, and religious diversity. For our list, we focused on each state’s cultural diversity.
Here are the 15 worst states for cultural diversity, according to WalletHub. Do you live in one of them?
- Cultural diversity rank (scale of 1 to 50; 50 is worst): 36
First up on our list is Minnesota. According to U.S. Census data, roughly 85% of the population is white, 6.2% is black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.9% is Asian, and 1.3% is Native American.
Minnesota recently received national media attention for what many described as a racially motivated shooting. Communities of color in Minnesota were outraged by the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a local police officer. The officer later decided to leave the police department and take a $48,500 buyout.