Nevada ranks 9th in diversity (but its economy doesn’t)

no diversity here tho they all are neckless
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
no diversity here tho they all are neckless
Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

WalletHub, the credit score and credit report company that is probably better known for surveys ranking cities and states and this, that, and the other thing, released a report Tuesday ranking the “most and least diverse states in America.”

Nevada ranked the 9th most diverse.

Nevada ranked 2nd in “cultural diversity,” or racial and ethnic diversity, language, and place of birth. And the state ranked 5th in “household diversity,” by which WalletHub means diversity of marital status, generational diversity,  household type (married, single parent, etc.), and household size.

Nevada also ranked high — 11th — in “political diversity,” meaning there are a lot of conservatives but also a lot of liberals and a lot of moderates and a lot of … “unclaimed.”

In other categories, Nevada, according to WalletHub, is much less diverse. For instance, the state ranked 29th in “socioeconomic diversity,” which accounted for household incomes and educational attainment.

Nevada’s lowest ranking — 45th — was for “religious diversity,” which seems somewhat incongruous given the flashy 2nd place ranking in cultural diversity, but there it is.

Nevada also ranked near the bottom at 43rd in economic diversity, which needs no explanation.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.


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