2017 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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    Suisun City

    • Town in California
    • 63 reviews
    Current Resident:What I love about Suisun City is that it is a small town and it is surrounded by 2 other local towns all next door to each other. I'm stationed at Travis Air Force base. So it's only 10 minutes to work from the base. My college is also a 15 minutes from the house so it's really convenient for me to get to college as well. Everything is relatively close to Suisun City like San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento, three of the greatest cities in California are all near me. Which has made me living here grateful because it could be a lot worse. The things I would change in this town is the traffic lights camera detection. Because a lot of them don't work. I would make them to ground sensors that way the flow of traffic would be executed more efficiently.
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    Vallejo

    • City in California
    • 200 reviews
    Current Resident:I love the old architecture and how friendly everybody is! You can't walk down the street or into the grocery store without someone stopping to say hi and ask you about your day. It is very quaint and charming and feels old fashioned because everyone walks slow and takes their time. There are beautiful hiking trails with views of the bay, and a convenient ferry service to San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. I also highly recommend thrift shopping here because there are lots of independent thrift stores owned by wonderful people with great prices. The Bay Area rappers like E40 and Nef the Pharoah are from Vallejo, and they are famous for creating iconic Bay Area words like "hella" and "hyphy". Vallejo is a charming hidden secret of the Bay Area that will hopefully stay a quaint working class haven because commuters don't want to move here and pay the extra bridge toll to get here.
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    Valley Hi / North Laguna

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 47 reviews
    Niche User:No problems have occurred recently. The police are not around much because the neighborhood is pretty quite during the day and night but if a problems does occur they come in a timely manner. Vandalism, Graffiti and abandon houses are not seen as much so that is not a big issue. Lighting is not a big problem as well if a street is unlit the problem is fixed in a matter of two days.
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    Tukwila

    • Suburb of Seattle, WA
    • 74 reviews
    Current Resident:Since moving to Tukwila I have heard a lot of mixed reviews. One thing noticeable is the diversity in culture here. African, Europeans, Hispanic & Latin cultures flood the sidewalks, school buses and local shops in the area. Before moving here I had a look at the local crime rate, just to be sure I'm moving to the right place, and I was surprised that this small suburb is actually ranked number 1 in crime rate across the whole of the United States! Mind you, this new fact didn't affect the way I live or my moving situation. I figured everywhere to some degree is dangerous, whether your galavanting through city or getting lost in the countryside, everywhere has its level of danger and crime. However, if you're educated about what situations you're getting into and how to manage yourself in those certain situations, then a websites review about the crime shouldn't influence your choice of living.
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    Oakland

    • City in California
    • 87 reviews
    Current Resident:Oakland is richly diverse, and a hub of activity. It's libraries, business, and artistic communities are world renowned. Additionally, Oakland is nestled within close proximity to the University of California at Berkeley, and itself boasts quality academic institutions such as the California College of the Arts. Family and community friendly it is a good place to settle and build a life and a career, whatever your goals and objectives might be. And if you like sports, Oakland is home to undefeated, world champion, boxing Olympian Andre Ward; the famed Oracle Arena; and the world champion Oakland Athletic baseball and Golden State Warrior basketball teams! Oakland California come check it out!
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    Florin

    • Suburb of Sacramento, CA
    • 42 reviews
    Current Resident:I love the diversity around here; everyone is just family. What is racism in this neighborhood? Simply does not exist! However, poverty is a huge issue among our residents. Break-ins are a totally common occurrence. I hope to see an improvement in security in our neighborhood.
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    Greenhaven

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 12 reviews
    Current Resident:Greenhaven is a somewhat safe place to be. In the past, I thought Sacramento, Greenhaven was the safest place to be in the whole world- that was when I was a little kid. Now I realize there are many dangerous things out there and the only thing holding me together are my family, friends, and my teachers. However, usually things are alright until after midnight, things get sketchy. As long as the light shines, there is light. Afterwards, prepare to lock yourself in your house and don't come out even with company.
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    Queens

    • City in New York
    • 44 reviews
    Current Resident:There's many different cultures in Queens, which allows different people from different backgrounds to understand and live peacefully in the same neighborhood with one another. Children in school learn early that all people, despite ethnicity, native language, skin tone, or religion, are the same and can come together as a community. There are supermarkets, restaurants, gift stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, clinics, and more near apartments and houses in Queens. The train and bus stations are easy to find as well. The only complaint that I have now is that the marijuana scene is growing bigger and it can negatively impact Queens' youth.
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    Rodeo

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 15 reviews
    Current Resident:Rodeo is a very small refinery town. I love the quiet and everyone knowing everyone. Improvement - more local businesses like a pharmacy, a general store, a beauty salon
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    Parkway

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 39 reviews
    Niche User:Where I'm from it is very diverse and most people are nice. In the community there are a lot of stores nearby which makes it very convenient. I would live here again.
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    Holliswood

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:The area and its surroundings are kept safe by the community, the community watch, and the safety officers that parol the neighborhoods. They do an amazing job keeping the area safe for families and children.
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    Jersey City

    • City in New Jersey
    • 54 reviews
    Current Resident:I love how diverse Jersey City, New Jersey is. I grew up in the heights section of the city in a safe neighborhood. People in the neighborhood are very friendly, and keep an eye out for one another. What I love most is how convenient it is to leave my house and take a walk to the store or walk to the path station so I can travel into New York City. The parks in the neighborhoods were recently refurbished so children and future generations can enjoy such luxuries. I'm proud of my city!
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    Pinole

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 66 reviews
    Current Resident:Pinole is a quiet and safe town. Everyone is kind and respectful of one another. THe best part is that there are so many plazas in Pinole. There's one in downtown Pinole, one near Kaiser Permanente, and one near Pinole Valley High. Pinole has everything you could need.
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    Woodbridge - Whispering Hills

    • Neighborhood in Dallas, TX
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    Golf Course Terrace

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 1 review
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    Fairfield

    • City in California
    • 178 reviews
    Current Resident:Fairfield is a great little town! The population is around 100,000, and growing. The community is great, the schools are decent, and the crime is fairly low. Downtown Fairfield is a little dirty, and low income families tend to move into that area. But the majority of Fairfield is apart of the middle class, and a decent amount is in the upper classes.
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    Sacramento

    • City in California
    • 156 reviews
    Current Resident:Sacramento is definitely growing! The city formerly known as the city of tree is now named farm to fork capital of the nation. There's an abundant of restaurants that are worth trying and great micro breweries all around. It's definitely affordable to live in Sacramento, with midtown being the prime spot, especially with the addition of the new sports Arena that recently opened. Sacramento is in an ideal location and within driving distance to great places- Lakes (Folsom Lake), Mountains (Tahoe), and Beaches ( Santa Cruz, San Francisco, etc).
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    Signal Hill

    • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:Its nice, I like the city a lot, has good women, lots of good food, places to go and do things, nice weather, gym is close by, basketball is close by, bars and pugs are close by, parks are nice and close by.
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    Strawberry Manor

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 3 reviews
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    San Leandro

    • Town in California
    • 24 reviews
    Current Resident:Small town in the east bay area that has a diverse blend of individuals. Great place to own a family home. Many different school choices for children in generally safe neighborhoods. Parks, libraries, recreational activities for children and adults in Washington Manor. Children activities include day camp, baseball, football and soccer leagues, bowling and local arcade. Adult recreation activities include local breweries, bars, and events taking place year round. Local farmers markets take place in various locations throughout San Leandro on a weekly basis. Variety of restaurants to choose from all within the same mile radius. Friendly neighbors and safe environment.
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    Gateway West

    • Neighborhood in Sacramento, CA
    • 13 reviews
    Niche User:I used to live in South San Francisco and it was very tight and crowded. It made me just a tiny bit anxious. In the area where I currently live, there is much more open space for me to see and take in. The place calms down my nerves and lets me unwind feel very free.
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    Oxford Circle

    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 80 reviews
    Niche User:There is not any known crimes in this area. Many people feel safe in this area. There are a couple of programs in place to prevent crime. Although there is not a high amount of crime prevalent in this community, I would like to see more cops around because I do not know how fast they would respond.
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    West Carson

    • Suburb of Los Angeles, CA
    • 13 reviews
    Niche User:All of my neighbors are very friendly and helpful. We have created tight bonds.
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    Germantown

    • Suburb in Maryland
    • 163 reviews
    Visitor:Germantown is a great place to stay. For those people who want a relatively quiet, safe and clean neighborhood with remarkable diversity and great public schools, Germantown is the place for you!
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    Stafford

    • Suburb of Houston, TX
    • 37 reviews
    Current Resident:I've been living in Stafford since I was 2 years old, and I absolutely love it! I was apart of the Stafford Municipal School District from Kindergarten all the way thru 12th grade. We are our own district so there are no property taxes and we've had the same mayor since the 70s (so he's obviously a favorite). Stafford is large but quiet. I'd recommend anyone to move there.
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