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The most racially diverse counties in the United States

This map by Randy Olson shows the most and least ethnically diverse counties in the country, measuring diversity by determining how equally the population is divided among the major racial groups. The least diverse counties in the country are Tucker County, W. Va., Robertson County, Ky. and Hooker County, Neb., in each of which the entire population is white and not Latino. The most diverse areas are in the Aleutian Islands, where there is a large population of Native Americans, and in Queens, N.Y.

As always, many thanks to Olson for the use of his work.

Max Ehrenfreund | April 29 at 11:05 am
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