Jersey City was ranked the second most ethnic- and racially-diverse city in the country, according to a new online study.
WalletHub, a personal finance website, ranked Jersey City just behind Gaithersburg, Maryland for diversity out of the 313 most populated cities in the country.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, analysts compared the most populated cities in the country — limiting each state to no more than 10 cities each — in three key metrics: racial and ethnic diversity, language diversity and U.S. region of birth diversity.
Based on the study, the New Jersey’s second largest city ranked No. 100 for birth diversity, but second in the racial/ethnic diversity and language diversity categories.
According to the 2010 Census, 32.7 percent of Jersey City residents identified as white, while 25.8 percent identified as black or African American. Asians comprise 23.7 percent of the city’s population and 27.6 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino. Just over 4 percent of people reported being more than one race.
Half of the city’s residents also reported speaking a language other than English at home.
Other cities in the state that made the list were Clifton (28), Newark (58), Trenton, (59), Camden (97), Paterson (109), Elizabeth (115), Passaic (188), Union City (282) and Toms River (296).