Tulsa ranks in the middle in diversity

Tulsa is No. 147 on the list. Lawton is ranked No. 11 for ethno-racial diversity. Oklahoma City is No. 140. Norman comes in at No. 171. Edmond ranks No. 217.  Broken Arrow has the lowest rank at No. 276, just 34 spots from the bottom.

Gaithersburg, Maryland, is the most diverse city in the nation followed in order by Jersey City, New Jersey; Germantown, Maryland; New York City; and Oakland, California.

The bottom five are Warwick, Rhode Island (No. 309);  Parma, Ohio (No. 310); Oshkosh, Wisconsin (No. 311); Livonia, Michigan (No. 312); and Laredo, Texas (No. 313).

According to WalletHub, “High immigration rates, a surge in native births and a rise in the number of interracial partnerships have significantly altered the social fabric and economic landscape of the United States.” Since 2011, more than half of all U.S.-born children have been identified as ethnic or racial minorities. By 2020, the total minority population will have grown to 40.7 percent from 30.9 percent in 2000. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that no single ethnic group will comprise the majority in the United States for the first time in 2044.

Tulsa is in the middle of the pack when it comes to ethnic diversity, according to a study by WalletHub of 313 of the most populated U.S. cities based on racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and U.S. region of birth diversity.

The racial and ethnic diversity of Oakland is four times higher than in Laredo. Laredo has the highest concentration of Hispanics or Latinos, at 95.2 percent.  Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has the highest concentration of whites at 90.6 percent. Detroit has the highest concentration of blacks at 79.1 percent.

Miami has the highest concentration of Spanish speakers at 69.4 percent.  Honolulu has the highest concentration of Asian- and Pacific Islander-language speakers at 32.6 percent. Cheektowaga, New York, has the highest population born in-state at 84.8 percent. Union City, N.J., has the highest foreign-born population at 60.0 percent.