Most diverse counties in Hawaii

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October 16, 2021
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Most diverse counties in Hawaii

The United States has a longstanding reputation as being a melting pot (or salad bowl), with its diversity manifesting itself across many different demographics. However, some places across the country are notably more heterogeneous than others.

Stacker compiled a list of the most diverse counties in Hawaii using data from using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by the highest Simpson's diversity index score. Simpson’s diversity index measures community diversity on a scale of 0 (least diverse) to 1 (most diverse), more on the calculation can be read here.

Think you know which counties in your home state might be the most diverse? Keep reading to see if your predictions are correct.

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#5. Honolulu County

- Index: 0.710
- Total population: 984,821
- White: 20.9% (206,218)
- Black or African American: 2.4% (23,603)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (1,900)
- Asian: 42.7% (420,093)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 9.5% (93,980)
- 2 or more races: 23.2% (228,695)
- Some other Race: 1.0% (10,332)
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#4. Kauai County

- Index: 0.721
- Total population: 71,769
- White: 32.4% (23,229)
- Black or African American: 0.4% (309)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (408)
- Asian: 33.0% (23,698)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 9.2% (6,568)
- 2 or more races: 23.9% (17,120)
- Some other Race: 0.6% (437)
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#3. Maui County

- Index: 0.728
- Total population: 165,979
- White: 35.5% (58,891)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (845)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (424)
- Asian: 29.3% (48,579)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 10.9% (18,093)
- 2 or more races: 21.9% (36,282)
- Some other Race: 1.7% (2,865)
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#2. Hawaii County

- Index: 0.739
- Total population: 199,459
- White: 33.3% (66,493)
- Black or African American: 0.6% (1,266)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (977)
- Asian: 22.5% (44,971)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 12.2% (24,338)
- 2 or more races: 28.9% (57,615)
- Some other Race: 1.9% (3,799)
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#1. Kalawao County

- Index: 0.781
- Total population: 66
- White: 24.2% (16)
- Black or African American: 3.0% (2)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.5% (1)
- Asian: 21.2% (14)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 27.3% (18)
- 2 or more races: 22.7% (15)
- Some other Race: 0.0% (0)

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