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Arizona ranked No. 10 most diverse state in nation, study finds

Sep 22, 2017, 4:12 AM | Updated: 11:27 am

(Flickr/Gage Skidmore)...

(Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

(Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

PHOENIX — Arizona is one of the most diverse states in the entire nation, ranking tenth most diverse in the U.S., a new study from WalletHub found.

According to the study, Arizona was given the No. 10 spot in part due to its high rankings in individual categories. The state ranked third in the nation for birthplace diversity, fourth in the nation for generational diversity and eighth in the nation for linguistic diversity.

Arizona also ranked 11th in the nation for racial and ethnic diversity and 12th in the nation in each industry diversity, household-type diversity and household-size diversity.

In the rest of the individual categories, the state ranked 13th in marital-status diversity, 19th in educational-attainment diversity and 30th in each income diversity and worker-class diversity.

California took the top spot as the most diverse state in the nation, also ranking first for cultural diversity. The states that made up the rest of the top ten most diverse included Texas, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Maryland, Nevada and Florida.

The least diverse states were most heavily concentrated in the Midwest and Northeast. They included Wisconsin, North Dakota, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and West Virginia.

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Arizona ranked No. 10 most diverse state in nation, study finds