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 compared the 50 states across six key categories: socio-economic, cultural, economic, household, religious and political diversity.
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- Alaska has the highest income diversity, which is 1.5 times higher than in Mississippi, the state with the lowest.
- Hawaii has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is 3.1 times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.
- California has the highest language diversity, which is 2.3 times higher than in West Virginia, the state with the lowest.
- Nevada has the highest birthplace diversity, which is three times higher than in Louisiana, the state with the lowest.
- North Dakota has the highest religious diversity, which is two times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest.
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