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Rockville: One of the Most Diverse Cities in America

Rockville ranks #7 in the Top 10 Most Diverse Cities, according to recent study.

According to a study by WalletHub, four of the top 10 most diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, outranking New York and San Francisco.

The personal finance website placed Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville in its top ten “2020’s Most Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.” list.

WalletHub took a snapshot of America’s current cultural profile, comparing 501 of the largest U.S. cities using the three following indicators:

  1. Ethnoracial Diversity
  2. Linquistic Diversity
  3. Birthplace Diversity

According to the 2020 findings, Jersey City, New Jersey, is the most ethnically diverse city in the country.

Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Rockville followed at number two, three, five, and seven respectively, which means that Montgomery County boasts four of America’s most diverse cities.

“The WalletHub Study confirms what we know, which is that Montgomery County is one of the most culturally diverse communities in our nation. What the study doesn’t say, and what sets Montgomery County apart from other parts of the country, is that we are a community that recognizes diversity as one of our greatest assets,” said County Executive Marc Elrich.

Interestingly enough, when comparing diversity in small cities, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, and Rockville are ranked number one through four, respectively.

The top 10 most diverse cities in America were in order:

  1. Jersey City, New Jersey
  2. Gaithersburg, Maryland
  3. Germantown, Maryland
  4. Spring Valley, Nevada
  5. Silver Spring, Maryland
  6. New York, New York
  7. Rockville, Maryland
  8. Oakland, California
  9. San Jose, California
  10. Kent, Washington

View the entire report here.

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