Wallet Hub did a nationwide study to determine which states have the most and least diversity.

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To put the list together, they examined 6 dimensions when comparing the 50 states,  Socio-economic Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Economic Diversity, Household Diversity, Religious Diversity and Political Diversity. Each category was assigned a point total and in the end, California was crowned the most diverse state in America, here in CT, we ranked #14.

What about our neighbors? New York was #5, and New Jersey was #4. The least diverse state in America was West Virginia. Wallet Hub also shared this piece of information:

"The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by 2045 the U.S. will no longer have a single ethnic majority, currently non-Hispanic whites, and will grow increasingly more diverse in the years to follow."

Source: WalletHub

Diversity is beneficial for so many reasons but I think the simplest concept is, it allows people to get a better understanding of others who come from a different culture. When you have a neighbor from another culture, it's so much easier to understand that while they are different from you, they are really the same. If you are isolated from other communities and backgrounds it's easier to make assumptions, develop fears and perpetuate stereotypes.

We are humans, that is our connection and all humans are essentially the same. We work, we pray, we eat and we look out for our families.

I'm proud to be a Danbury, CT resident because the Hat City continually becomes more diverse every year, and ranks highly in diversity studies throughout the state and the nation. In fact, in April of 2021 Danbury was named the 10th most diverse city in America.

That is an astounding number, and another reason Danbury is one of the great places to live.

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