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Top 10 Most and Least Diverse U.S. Cities
By 2050, the United States is projected to become what is called a plurality nation--one without a racial or ethnic majority. For many cities large and small, this is already a reality where the population is extraordinarily diverse. WalletHub analyzed the data for 313 American cities in four major areas of diversity--social class, ethno-racial, economic and household--to determine the most and least diverse.

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The most diverse U.S. city is Gaithersburg, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. in Montgomery County, with a population of about 66,000. There is no majority race or ethnic group here, and more than 80 different languages are spoken as a first language at Gaithersburg High School.

Along with Gaithersburg, two other cities in Montgomery County, Maryland--Silver Spring and Germantown--are in the top five of the most diverse cities in the country.

The least diverse city is Detroit, Michigan.

The top 10 most diverse U.S. cities:
1. Gaithersburg, Maryland

2. Jersey City, New Jersey

3. Oakland, California

4. Silver Spring, Maryland

5. Germantown, Maryland

6. New York, New York

7. San Jose, California

8. Frederick, Maryland

9. Anaheim, California

10. Sacramento, California

The top 10 least diverse U.S. cities:
1. Detroit, Michigan

2. Livonia, Michigan

3. Birmingham, Alabama

4. Parma, Ohio

5. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

6. Erie, Pennsylvania

7. Cleveland, Ohio

8. Spokane, Washington

9. Cincinnati, Ohio

10. Toledo, Ohio

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