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Old 03-11-2011, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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London and New York for sure in Asia I would say Singapore
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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London, New York, Toronto and Sao Paulo. None match these four in terms of diversity.

Sure a large percentage of Miami is foreing born but its mostly latin american/carribeans.

Those four are truly diverse with people of all colours and religion.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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World travelers and urban enthusiasts, which cities across the globe can claim to be one of the most diverse and racially/ethnically integrated on Earth?
San Francisco.
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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In the U.S. I nominate Houston, Texas, while in Canada Toronto, Ontario.

Houston is diverse but still depends on where in Houston you live. There are areas in Houston where its not Diverse.

San Francisco, CA for sure.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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Why not? Los Angeles may even be more diverse than New York. Entire cities in Los Angeles are filled with one specific ethnic group or another.
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Nah I don't think so..
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Isn't L.A. basically a mixture of Whites, Hispanics and some Blacks and Asians, whereas New York is a melting pot of Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, Asians and some Jews and South Asians?
Los Angeles has a pretty diverse range of ethnicities and if you look at surrounding towns it's even more diverse. Los Angeles is home to the largest Iranian population outside Iran, biggest Filipino population outside Manila, the largest population of Armenians, Thais, Japanese, and Koreans in the USA, plus a large population of Russian Jews, Ethiopians, Salvadoreans, etc... It's got almost a Hispanic(mostly Mexican and Central American) majority) compared to New York which has a higher number of Blacks...but it's still very diverse. It just didn't get the amount of earlier European immigration that East Coast cities had that left huge Irish and Italian communities.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:19 AM
 
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Though the white British population of London is certainly more homogeneous than that of Toronto or New York, its still diverse too some degree, as London has always been a destination for immigrants - Flemish weavers, French huguenots, Russian Jews, etc. Its certainly the most multiethnic and multicultural city in Europe. Not sure about Paris, those two times I have been there I would say it can keep up with London (if one takes the Greater Area, not only the City). As far as I am aware, France neither takes statistics about ethnicity nor religion.

I have spent some years in Berlin, it is in some parts ethnically diverse, but not like the Western European cities. In Germany, Frankfurt and Munich are more diverse. Berlin is predominantly a white working class city, but with its great influx of artists and students it has become quite an interesting and multicultural place in some areas.

Speaking of ethnic diversity in Europe however, Brussels and Marseille are high up on the list. Brussels got large immigrant communities from Marokko, Turkey and subsahara Africa. Blacks make up around 10 percent - an estimate, as Belgium does not track ethnicity either. Of one millione inhabitants, between 10 to 15 percent are expats working for the EU, NGOs and NATO.
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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London, New York, Toronto and Sao Paulo. None match these four in terms of diversity.
San Francisco and Houston are the two most diverse Metropolitan Areas in the United States if we are being mathematical about it.
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What is the most diverse metropolitan area?
(All data is from American FactFinder)

For the 2000 census, the US census released a diversity index (http://www.census.gov/population/cen...ensr01-104.pdf) calculating the statistical diversity of each county in the United States based on the 8 broad ethno-racial demographic groups seen in the census. If you look on the 4th page of the link above, the census demographers use simple mathematics to determine how they got the index to begin with:

1) Square the percentage of each group analyzed
2) Subtract that number from 1.00 (total diversity)

The range of diversity is from .00 (no diversity at all) to 1.00 (total diversity). For the sake of making our lives easier, I will only analyze five statistically significant groups: i) White Non-Hispanics ii) Black Non-Hispanics iii) Hispanics iv) Asian Non-Hispanics v)Two or more races

If you want to calculate it based on diversity within groups (like Italian Americans, Irish Americans, Indian Americans, etc.), just add those percentages based on the American Community Survey Link above and do the same thing.

Here's the top 11 United States primary census areas by population: Table of United States primary census statistical areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1 New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA
2 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA
3 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA
4 Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA
5 Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA
6 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA
7 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA
8 Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA
9 Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA
10 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA
11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA


1. New York CSA (New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
54.0% White Non-Hispanic
15.7% Black Non-Hispanic
20.1% Hispanic
8.4% Asian
1.0% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .595

2. Los Angeles CSA (Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
35.4% White Non-Hispanic
6.8% Black Non-Hispanic
43.9% Hispanic
11.3% Asian
1.6% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .664 (= {[.354*.354] + [.439*.439] + [.113+.113] + [.068*.068]+[.016*.016]} - 1.00)

3. Chicago CSA (Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
57.0% White Non-Hispanic
17.4% Black Non-Hispanic
19.2% Hispanic
5.1% Asian
1.1% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .605

4. Washington-Baltimore CSA (Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
56.2% White Non-Hispanic
25.9% Black Non-Hispanic
8.9% Hispanic
6.7% Asian
1.8% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .604

5. Boston-Providence CSA (Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
80.2% White Non-Hispanic
5.1% Black Non-Hispanic
7.8% Hispanic
4.6% Asian
1.3% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .346

6. San Francisco CSA (Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
46.2% White Non-Hispanic
6.4% Black Non-Hispanic
22.4% Hispanic
21.1% Asian
2.6% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .687 (= {[.462*.462] + [.224*.224] + [.211*.211] + [.064*.064]+[.026*.026]} - 1.00)

7. Dallas-Fort Worth CSA (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
54.3% White Non-Hispanic
13.3% Black Non-Hispanic
26.0% Hispanic
4.5% Asian
1.3% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .618

8. Philadelphia CSA (Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
68.1% White Non-Hispanic
18.8% Black Non-Hispanic
7.4% Hispanic
4.0% Asian
1.3% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .494

9. Houston CSA (Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
43.2% White Non-Hispanic
16.6% Black Non-Hispanic
33.1% Hispanic
5.6% Asian
0.9% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .676

10. Atlanta CSA (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
54.8% White Non-Hispanic
29.9% Black Non-Hispanic
9.7% Hispanic
3.9% Asian
1.1% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .599

11. Miami MSA (doesn't have a CSA: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
38.4% White Non-Hispanic
19.2% Black Non-Hispanic
38.9% Hispanic
2.1% Asian
0.9% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .663

TOP 11 LIST OF MOST DIVERSE METROPOLITAN AREAS IN TERMS OF RACIAL GROUPS (out of the top 11 populated metro areas):
1) San Francisco (.687)
2) Houston (.676)
3) Los Angeles (.664)
4) Miami (.663)
5) Dallas (.618)
6) Chicago (.605)
7) Washington (.604)
8) Atlanta (.599)
9) New York (.595)
10) Philadelphia (.494)
11) Boston (.346)

There. If you want to calculate your metro area/city/county/etc. or add more variables, just do what I did in the above. Just remember that the formula is

1 - ([Group1 squared) + [Group2 squared] + [Group 3 squared] + .......)
One thing that I love about the San Francisco Bay Area is the wide diaspora of racial minorities-we are not confined to ghettos and certain suburban areas-no we are all over and deep into the suburbs-even surrounding Metropolitan Areas are incredibly diverse.

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Those four are truly diverse with people of all colours and religion.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Miami all have NO racial majority at all. I think once we peel away the hype of this topic and actually look at raw numbers-the results will surprise you.

As far as individual municipalites in the United States, I think its between Jersey City, NJ and Oakland, CA
Jersey City, NJ


Oakland, CA
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Los Angeles's public schools don't look very racially diverse. Especially since many if not most public schools there look like they are atleast 90% Mexican and Central American.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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LA is too big and different areas tend to be much heavier in certain ethnic groups. As a young person, I'd pick NYC or SF for diverse populations. If you want to raise a family in a bigger home, then maybe LA or one of the surrounding areas as long as you're not in/near the dangerous areas.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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I have spent some years in Berlin, it is in some parts ethnically diverse, but not like the Western European cities. In Germany, Frankfurt and Munich are more diverse. Berlin is predominantly a white working class city, but with its great influx of artists and students it has become quite an interesting and multicultural place in some areas.

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I disagree here. Berlin has Germany's largest Middle-Eastern (mostly Turkish/Kurdish/Arab), Asian and Black community, whereas Munich is hugely influenced by white immigrants. i didn't saw that many non-white people in Munich as I saw in Berlin!
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