Here's how NH Stacks Up to Other States When It Comes to Diversity
In a country full of diversity, WalletHub released a study of 2017’s Most & Least Diverse States in America, and New Hampshire did not do well in the rankings.
According to the study, New Hampshire is 47th out of 50 for most diverse states, with only Vermont, Maine and West Virginia ranking lower. That means half of the New England states make up the top five least diverse states in the country.
The most diverse state in the U.S. is California, with Texas and Hawaii coming in at a close second and third.
The study also provided several sub-lists such as most and least income, racial and ethnic, and household-type diversity.
New Hampshire also made the sub-list for Top 5 least household-type diversity.
In order to conduct this study, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states on five key dimensions: socio-economic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, household diversity and religious diversity. They then evaluated those dimensions using 13 metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 represening the most diverse state. Finally, they weighted the average to get the total score and rank the states.