NEW YORK, NY – With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy in question, drawing economic and demographic implications for the U.S., the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Most & 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 New Jersey (1=Most Diverse, 25=Avg.):
• 6th – Income Diversity
• 6th – Educational-Attainment Diversity
• 7th – Racial & Ethnic Diversity
• 4th – Linguistic Diversity
• 16th – Birthplace Diversity
• 25th – Industry Diversity*
• 9th – Generational Diversity
• 30th – Household-Type Diversity
• 6th – Household-Size Diversity
• 20th – Religious Diversity
*Includes civilian employed population aged 16 and older

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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...