San Diego ranks among the top U.S. cities in racial and ethnic, language, and region of birth diversity, according to WalletHub, a firm that studies cities, metro areas, and states for various characteristics.
Out of 313 cities, San Diego ranks 19th in racial/ethnic, linguistic, and region of birth diversity. Among 61 cities of 300,000 population or more, San Diego ranks sixth. Among the large cities, the most diverse are New York City, Oakland, and San Jose.
Beth Chung, professor of management and director of the Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations at San Diego State, was one of the expert commentators for the study.