Infographic: US Racial Diversity by County

A data-saavy individual by the name of Randy Olson has created an interesting map that shows just how racially diverse different parts of the US are.  The map probably comes out pretty close to what you would expect but it’s still interesting to take a look at your region.

From the article on The Atlantic, here are the most and least diverse counties:

The 5 most diverse counties in the U.S., according to Olson’s calculations, are:

  1. Aleutians West Census Area, Alaska (31.4% white/non-Latino, 5.7% African American, 15.1% Native American, 28.3% Asian American, 13.1% Latino, and 6.4% other)
  2. Aleutians East Borough, Alaska (13.5% white/non-Latino), 6.7% African American, 27.7% Native American, 35.4% Asian American, 12.3% Latino, and 4.4% other)
  3. Queens County, New York (27.6% white/non-Latino, 17.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 22.8% Asian American, 27.5% Latino, and 4% other)
  4. Alameda County, California (34.1% white/non-Latino, 12.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 25.9% Asian American, 22.5% Latino, and 5.1% other)
  5. Solano County, California (40.8% white/non-Latino, 14.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 14.3% Asian American, 24% Latino, and 6.2% other)

And the 5 least diverse:

  1. Tucker County, West Virginia (100% white/non-Latino)
  2. Robertson County, Kentucky (100% white/non-Latino)
  3. Hooker County, Nebraska (100% white/non-Latino)
  4. Hand County, South Dakota (99% white/non-Latino and 1% Latino)
  5. Owsley County, Kentucky (98% white/non-Latino and 2% Latino)

From The Atlantic

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