2022’s Most & Least Diverse States in America – WalletHub Study

Published 6:13 am Wednesday, September 14, 2022

With Hispanic Heritage Month around the corner and women holding a record number of Fortune 500 CEO positions (still only 8.8% of the total), the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most & Least Diverse States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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.

Most Diverse States in America Least Diverse States in America
1. California 41. Iowa
2. Texas 42. Ohio
3. Hawaii 43. Utah
4. New Jersey 44. Wyoming
5. New York 45. Kentucky
6. New Mexico 46. Montana
7. Florida 47. New Hampshire
8. Maryland 48. Vermont
9. Nevada 49. Maine
10. Arizona 50. West Virginia

Key Stats

  • Hawaii has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is 3.1 times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.
  • California has the highest language diversity, which is 2.3 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest.
  • Nevada has the highest birthplace diversity, which is three times higher than in Louisiana, the state with the lowest.
  • North Dakota has the highest religious diversity, which is two times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-least-diverse-states-in-america/38262