2016 Most Diverse Places to Live in America

Explore the most diverse places in the U.S. based on ethnic and economic diversity statistics from the U.S. Census.

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Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Oakland

    • City in California
    • 73 reviews
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    Vallejo

    • City in California
    • 197 reviews
    Niche User:I just moved here so it's great. I like it because it's not crowded. Not to long ago I heard this place was going bankrupt. I think Vallejo, CA has a lot of potential. Downtown is beautiful because they have nearby ferry,waterfront somehow they need to get new businesses to come to downtown. Get tourists to come here.
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  3. 4

    Florin

    • Suburb of Sacramento, CA
    • 42 reviews
    Niche User:The area I live in is very safe for any family including children. Crimes are not really visible in this area. We have a fire department near my house therefore there is normally police around this area.
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  4. 5

    Queens

    • City in New York
    • 34 reviews
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    Makaha

    • Town in Hawaii
    • 7 reviews
    Niche User:This area is known to have a lot of crime, however it mostly depends on who you associate yourself with for it to impact you. There are always police around, but you can count on the community to support you if needed.
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    Jersey City

    • City in New Jersey
    • 44 reviews
  7. 8

    Suisun City

    • Town in California
    • 63 reviews
    Niche User:Every neighbor minds his or her owns business.The police are fast to respond to an emergency call with the average response time being 8 mins or less. The firetrucks/paramedics are usually on the scene within a couple of minutes. Crime is not high at all thanks to the police, however there has been an increase in theft and vandalism most often occurring at night. Murder/Rape/Kidnapping and the more heinous crimes are very rare. Pretty much, if you mind your own business, you'll have nothing to worry about.
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  8. 9

    Stafford

    • Suburb of Houston, TX
    • 33 reviews
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    Hybla Valley

    • Suburb in Virginia
    • 16 reviews
  10. 11

    New York City

    • City in New York
    • 247 reviews
  11. 12

    Hackensack

    • Suburb in New Jersey
    • 49 reviews
  12. 13

    West Carson

    • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
    • 13 reviews
  13. 14

    White Center

    • Suburb of Seattle, WA
    • 23 reviews
    Niche User:I like how my community get involves. I would choose to live here again because i feel safe. Also, What i see in the future in my community is having more festivals & clubs.
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  14. 15

    Hilo

    • Town in Hawaii
    • 148 reviews
    Niche User:This is home, This will always be home for me as well but I am here to also make a great difference either it be now or in the near future. I care very much for this place and I will always hold it close to my heart. no matter the situation that we may fall in we are always here for each other. I love my home
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  15. 16

    Chicago

    • City in Illinois
    • 473 reviews
    Niche User:This is a great area to grow up in as a child (which is what I did). As I got older, A LOT of places have opened up, expanded, and renovated themselves. Basically, this area is growing rapidly and by the looks of it, the growth is going to continue.
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  16. 18

    Mexia

    • Town in Texas
    • 11 reviews
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    San Jose

    • City in California
    • 179 reviews
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    San Leandro

    • Town in California
    • 21 reviews
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    Lawrenceville

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 103 reviews
    Niche User:The community is the best part about Lawrenceville. If your child starts school here, then mostly likely the will graduate with the people they have been going to school with their entire life. I have moved here and there, but we always came back to Lawrenceville. The community and the city is great place to live.
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    Sacramento

    • City in California
    • 139 reviews
    Niche User:Crime isn't common around the area I live. But a few miles any direction away from us is a completely different story. Neighbors here are pleasant and keep to themselves.
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  21. 23

    Gardena

    • Town in California
    • 90 reviews
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    Haleiwa

    • Town in Hawaii
    • 1 review
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    Orlovista

    • Suburb of Orlando, FL
    • 16 reviews
    Niche User:Certain communities in this city are very "cliquey". Some are more welcoming than others. Most people tend to live here for long, not many move here and then move back to their hometown. It's very family friendly.
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