Hawai‘i is 3rd Most Diverse State in America

September 20, 2017, 9:30 AM HST · Updated September 20, 9:47 AM

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The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s most and least diverse states in America.

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’s analysts compared the 50 states across five key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household and religious diversity.

Diversity in Hawai‘i (1=Most Diverse, 25=Avg.):

3rd – Income Diversity


27th – Educational-Attainment Diversity

1st – Racial & Ethnic Diversity

9th – Linguistic Diversity

14th – Birthplace Diversity

22nd – Industry Diversity*

30th Occupational Diversity*

4th Worker-Class Diversity*

2nd Generational Diversity

3rd Household-Size Diversity

*Includes civilian employed population aged 16 and older

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