Most diverse counties in Nevada

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October 16, 2021
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Most diverse counties in Nevada

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 Nevada 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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#17. Esmeralda County

- Index: 0.084
- Total population: 969
- White: 95.7% (927)
- Black or African American: 2.6% (25)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.7% (16)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.1% (1)
- Some other Race: 0.0% (0)
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#16. Eureka County

- Index: 0.117
- Total population: 1,859
- White: 93.8% (1,744)
- Black or African American: 0.1% (1)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 5.1% (94)
- Asian: 0.7% (13)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.0% (0)
- Some other Race: 0.4% (7)
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#15. Lander County

- Index: 0.128
- Total population: 5,643
- White: 93.3% (5,265)
- Black or African American: 0.9% (52)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.4% (194)
- Asian: 0.1% (6)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.7% (98)
- Some other Race: 0.5% (28)
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#14. Douglas County

- Index: 0.203
- Total population: 48,132
- White: 89.1% (42,904)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (364)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.0% (951)
- Asian: 1.8% (879)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (152)
- 2 or more races: 2.8% (1,362)
- Some other Race: 3.2% (1,520)
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#13. Lincoln County

- Index: 0.211
- Total population: 5,180
- White: 88.6% (4,589)
- Black or African American: 4.5% (232)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1% (59)
- Asian: 0.9% (46)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.8% (39)
- Some other Race: 4.2% (215)

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#12. Storey County

- Index: 0.224
- Total population: 3,988
- White: 87.6% (3,494)
- Black or African American: 1.7% (67)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (14)
- Asian: 0.9% (37)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 9.2% (367)
- Some other Race: 0.2% (9)
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#11. Humboldt County

- Index: 0.248
- Total population: 16,828
- White: 86.4% (14,531)
- Black or African American: 0.6% (109)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 5.7% (964)
- Asian: 0.6% (109)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (1)
- 2 or more races: 2.0% (337)
- Some other Race: 4.6% (777)
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#10. Elko County

- Index: 0.260
- Total population: 52,297
- White: 85.6% (44,789)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (270)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 6.6% (3,461)
- Asian: 1.1% (584)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (79)
- 2 or more races: 1.2% (627)
- Some other Race: 4.8% (2,487)
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#9. White Pine County

- Index: 0.269
- Total population: 9,679
- White: 85.1% (8,237)
- Black or African American: 5.9% (571)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 5.6% (538)
- Asian: 0.9% (87)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (12)
- 2 or more races: 1.1% (104)
- Some other Race: 1.3% (130)
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#8. Lyon County

- Index: 0.270
- Total population: 54,380
- White: 85.1% (46,265)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (458)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.7% (1,467)
- Asian: 1.3% (707)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (93)
- 2 or more races: 4.0% (2,197)
- Some other Race: 5.9% (3,193)

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#7. Nye County

- Index: 0.302
- Total population: 44,380
- White: 83.1% (36,858)
- Black or African American: 1.9% (846)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.8% (786)
- Asian: 1.7% (745)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.5% (236)
- 2 or more races: 3.6% (1,582)
- Some other Race: 7.5% (3,327)
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#6. Carson City

- Index: 0.318
- Total population: 54,773
- White: 82.0% (44,913)
- Black or African American: 2.1% (1,125)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.3% (1,240)
- Asian: 2.7% (1,465)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (37)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (1,400)
- Some other Race: 8.4% (4,593)
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#5. Churchill County

- Index: 0.328
- Total population: 24,259
- White: 81.6% (19,787)
- Black or African American: 2.5% (599)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 4.6% (1,118)
- Asian: 2.8% (676)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (16)
- 2 or more races: 4.5% (1,080)
- Some other Race: 4.1% (983)
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#4. Pershing County

- Index: 0.348
- Total population: 6,615
- White: 80.2% (5,305)
- Black or African American: 3.8% (253)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.4% (222)
- Asian: 1.1% (70)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (17)
- 2 or more races: 4.7% (309)
- Some other Race: 6.6% (439)
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#3. Washoe County

- Index: 0.386
- Total population: 456,936
- White: 77.6% (354,407)
- Black or African American: 2.3% (10,630)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.6% (7,292)
- Asian: 5.3% (24,401)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.7% (2,972)
- 2 or more races: 4.4% (19,997)
- Some other Race: 8.1% (37,237)

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#2. Mineral County

- Index: 0.489
- Total population: 4,460
- White: 68.2% (3,040)
- Black or African American: 5.1% (229)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 20.6% (917)
- Asian: 1.3% (57)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 3.0% (136)
- Some other Race: 1.8% (81)
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#1. Clark County

- Index: 0.599
- Total population: 2.2 million
- White: 60.2% (1,312,652)
- Black or African American: 11.7% (255,174)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9% (18,693)
- Asian: 9.7% (212,385)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.8% (16,407)
- 2 or more races: 5.4% (116,772)
- Some other Race: 11.5% (249,921)

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