Silver Spring is the fifth most ethnically-diverse city in the U.S., according to a report released today from the personal finance website WalletHub.
According to WalletHub, in order to determine the most ethnically diverse places in America, the website “compared 501 of the most populated U.S. cities across three key metrics: 1) Ethnoracial Diversity, 2) Linguistic Diversity and 3) Birthplace Diversity. Our data set, each metric’s subcomponents, and its corresponding weight are listed below. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most ethnic diversity. We then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its “Ethnic Diversity Score” and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.”
Three other Montgomery County cities also made the list, with Gaithersburg at #2, Germantown at #3, and Rockville at #7.