Diversity in Austin

Austin recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America

Austin recognized as one of the most diverse cities in America

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Austin ranks No. 20 in overall diversity. Photo courtesy of I Live Here, I Give Here

The results of a new study indicate that five Texas cities — including Austin — are among the 20 most diverse places in America. 

WalletHub's 2015 Most Diverse Cities in America study ranks Austin No. 20 for overall diversity. Houston ranks No. 7, followed by Fort Worth at No. 12, Arlington at No. 14 and Dallas at No. 16. 

To identify the most diverse cities in America, the personal financial site analyzed 230 cities across four major categories: economic class diversity, ethno-racial and linguistic diversity, economic diversity, and household diversity. 

It found that Austin ranked No. 12 for economic class diversity. We ranked No. 52 for ethno-racial and linguistic diversity, No. 56 for diversified economies, and No. 162 for household diversity. 

All of the top five cities are located in California: Los Angeles (No. 1), Long Beach (No. 2), San Diego (No. 3), Anaheim (tied for No. 3) and Sacramento (No. 5).