The Best Cities for Diversity

If you’re looking for a racially and ethnically diverse city that also offers a good quality of life, look no further. Filterbuy has released rankings of the best cities to move to for diversity, and California locales are all over these lists.

Filterbuy based the rankings on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 American Community Survey. The researchers looked at each city’s ethnic/racial diversity, its birthplace diversity, and its income equality levels.

Below are the best cities to move to for diversity, according to Filterbuy.

Large cities

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Tucson, AZ
  3. Aurora, CO
  4. Anaheim, CA
  5. Virginia Beach, VA
  6. San Diego, CA
  7. Sacramento, CA
  8. Arlington, TX
  9. Colorado Springs, CO
  10. Mesa, AZ
  11. San Francisco, CA
  12. Seattle, WA
  13. Jacksonville, FL
  14. Portland, OR
  15. Albuquerque, NM

Mid-sized cities

  1. Hayward, CA
  2. Frisco, TX
  3. Spring Valley, NV
  4. Fremont, CA
  5. Elk Grove, CA
  6. Enterprise, NV
  7. Pembroke Pines, FL
  8. Port St. Lucie, FL
  9. Sunnyvale, CA
  10. Cary, NC
  11. Sunrise Manor, NV
  12. Urban Honolulu, HI
  13. Plano, TX
  14. Irvine, CA
  15. Oceanside, CA

Small cities  

  1. Pearland, TX
  2. Vallejo, CA
  3. Santa Clara, CA
  4. Sugar Land, TX
  5. Renton, WA
  6. Daly City, CA
  7. Kent, WA
  8. West Covina, CA
  9. Alan, TX
  10. Lewisville, T
  11. Torrance, CA
  12. Fairfield, CA
  13. Temecula, CA
  14. Murrieta, CA
  15. Bellevue, WA

Lists and data were compiled by Filterbuy and may not represent data on all cities.