NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – WalletHub has released its study of “2023’s Most and Least Diverse States in America.” New Mexico came in at spot number six as one of the most diverse states in the U.S.

To determine the ranking, WalletHub compared all 50 states across six key diversity categories. Factors in consideration included socioeconomic diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, and more.

According to the study, California is the most diverse state, and West Virginia is the least diverse state. Next to New Mexico in the ranking is Florida, in spot number five, and Nevada, in spot number seven.

Source: WalletHub

2023’s Most Diverse States

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Hawaii
  4. New Jersey
  5. Florida
  6. New Mexico
  7. Nevada
  8. New York
  9. Maryland
  10. Arizona

New Mexico ranked as the most diverse in the following categories:

  • First in household-type diversity
  • Second in worker-class diversity
  • Third in marital status diversity
  • Fifth in linguistic diversity