DANBURY, Conn. -- In a recent study from personal finance outlet Wallet Hub, Danbury was named the 21st Most Diverse City in America.
The analysts compared demographic profiles from 313 of the largest cities in America. Their data came from social class diversity, ethno-racial diversity, economic diversity and household diversity. While Danbury ranks 21st overall, it ranks 9th among small cities.
“This is truly incredible,” said Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton. “Our diverse community is something we have been celebrating as a city for a long time. There is a lot of pride in having so many different cultural influences around Danbury.”
Danbury is ranked right after the 20th spot San Francisco, Calif.
“It’s terrific to see that,” added Mayor Boughton. “You wouldn’t think we’d follow behind cities that are so well-known for their cultural influences, but we definitely have a lot to show for it here in Danbury.”
Here is a breakdown of how Danbury ranks in America among the different categories:
- 26th -- Income Diversity
- 69th -- Educational-Attainment Diversity
- 23rd -- Language Diversity
- 76th – Region of Birth Diversity
- 120th – Industry Diversity
- 98th – Occupational Diversity
- 25th -- Social Class Diversity
- 66th -- Ethno-racial Diversity
- 66th -- Economic Diversity
- 34th – Household Size Diversity
- 80th -- Household Diversity
The top five most diverse cities in America are:
- Gaithersburg, Md.
- Jersey City, N.J.
- Oakland, Calif.
- Silver Spring, Md.
- Germantown, Md.
Additional Connecticut towns and cities that appear on the most diverse cities list, along with their rank, are:
- Stamford: 24th
- Norwalk: 28th
- Bridgeport: 60th
- New Britain: 82th
- Waterbury: 114th
- Hartford: 145th
- New Haven: 157th
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