Most diverse counties in Texas

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October 16, 2021
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Most diverse counties in Texas

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 Texas 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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#50. Newton County

- Index: 0.387
- Total population: 13,914
- White: 75.6% (10,517)
- Black or African American: 20.3% (2,823)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (46)
- Asian: 0.6% (77)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 3.0% (412)
- Some other Race: 0.3% (39)
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#49. Collingsworth County

- Index: 0.391
- Total population: 2,969
- White: 76.9% (2,283)
- Black or African American: 9.2% (273)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.1% (62)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 3.1% (93)
- Some other Race: 8.7% (258)
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#48. Brazos County

- Index: 0.394
- Total population: 222,981
- White: 76.8% (171,189)
- Black or African American: 10.7% (23,807)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (798)
- Asian: 6.1% (13,711)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (123)
- 2 or more races: 3.0% (6,633)
- Some other Race: 3.0% (6,720)
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#47. Taylor County

- Index: 0.394
- Total population: 136,870
- White: 76.7% (104,989)
- Black or African American: 8.0% (10,946)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8% (1,033)
- Asian: 2.2% (3,002)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (44)
- 2 or more races: 2.5% (3,382)
- Some other Race: 9.8% (13,474)
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#46. Moore County

- Index: 0.395
- Total population: 21,399
- White: 76.7% (16,420)
- Black or African American: 3.8% (803)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (110)
- Asian: 6.8% (1,463)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.5% (537)
- Some other Race: 9.7% (2,066)

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#45. Harrison County

- Index: 0.399
- Total population: 66,580
- White: 74.7% (49,704)
- Black or African American: 20.7% (13,760)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (205)
- Asian: 0.8% (528)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (14)
- 2 or more races: 2.0% (1,349)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (1,020)
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#44. Karnes County

- Index: 0.401
- Total population: 15,545
- White: 76.1% (11,825)
- Black or African American: 6.8% (1,053)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (34)
- Asian: 1.0% (161)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 3.9% (606)
- Some other Race: 12.0% (1,866)
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#43. Gregg County

- Index: 0.402
- Total population: 123,443
- White: 74.6% (92,086)
- Black or African American: 20.0% (24,707)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (271)
- Asian: 1.3% (1,586)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (130)
- 2 or more races: 2.7% (3,367)
- Some other Race: 1.0% (1,296)
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#42. San Augustine County

- Index: 0.410
- Total population: 8,286
- White: 73.8% (6,111)
- Black or African American: 21.3% (1,768)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.6% (132)
- Asian: 0.2% (14)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.3% (190)
- Some other Race: 0.9% (71)
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#41. Walker County

- Index: 0.413
- Total population: 72,321
- White: 73.0% (52,800)
- Black or African American: 23.2% (16,780)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (315)
- Asian: 1.3% (920)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (14)
- 2 or more races: 1.4% (1,030)
- Some other Race: 0.6% (462)

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#40. Dawson County

- Index: 0.413
- Total population: 12,813
- White: 75.2% (9,638)
- Black or African American: 8.1% (1,036)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1% (143)
- Asian: 0.2% (24)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 4.1% (522)
- Some other Race: 11.3% (1,450)
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#39. Marion County

- Index: 0.417
- Total population: 10,017
- White: 72.8% (7,292)
- Black or African American: 22.9% (2,294)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1% (11)
- Asian: 0.3% (32)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.4% (41)
- 2 or more races: 1.4% (138)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (209)
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#38. Anderson County

- Index: 0.421
- Total population: 57,810
- White: 73.0% (42,217)
- Black or African American: 21.0% (12,124)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (317)
- Asian: 0.6% (321)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (9)
- 2 or more races: 1.5% (896)
- Some other Race: 3.3% (1,926)
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#37. Falls County

- Index: 0.421
- Total population: 17,272
- White: 72.0% (12,433)
- Black or African American: 24.5% (4,233)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (86)
- Asian: 0.5% (82)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.0% (181)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (257)
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#36. Navarro County

- Index: 0.428
- Total population: 48,995
- White: 74.3% (36,379)
- Black or African American: 12.2% (5,985)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.9% (924)
- Asian: 0.7% (333)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 1.6% (761)
- 2 or more races: 2.9% (1,403)
- Some other Race: 6.6% (3,210)

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#35. Denton County

- Index: 0.428
- Total population: 833,822
- White: 74.3% (619,566)
- Black or African American: 9.8% (81,758)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (3,993)
- Asian: 8.7% (72,510)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (707)
- 2 or more races: 3.6% (30,187)
- Some other Race: 3.0% (25,101)
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#34. Colorado County

- Index: 0.435
- Total population: 21,224
- White: 73.1% (15,520)
- Black or African American: 12.9% (2,740)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (64)
- Asian: 0.0% (5)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.9% (407)
- Some other Race: 11.7% (2,488)
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#33. Guadalupe County

- Index: 0.436
- Total population: 158,966
- White: 73.5% (116,778)
- Black or African American: 8.2% (13,085)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (524)
- Asian: 1.7% (2,720)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (377)
- 2 or more races: 3.2% (5,038)
- Some other Race: 12.9% (20,444)
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#32. Madison County

- Index: 0.437
- Total population: 14,197
- White: 73.0% (10,357)
- Black or African American: 16.4% (2,332)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (26)
- Asian: 3.4% (477)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (10)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (364)
- Some other Race: 4.4% (631)
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#31. Camp County

- Index: 0.440
- Total population: 12,878
- White: 72.5% (9,341)
- Black or African American: 16.6% (2,136)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (58)
- Asian: 0.4% (56)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.9% (368)
- Some other Race: 7.1% (919)

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#30. Coryell County

- Index: 0.443
- Total population: 75,280
- White: 72.8% (54,825)
- Black or African American: 13.6% (10,234)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8% (567)
- Asian: 2.1% (1,546)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.8% (592)
- 2 or more races: 8.9% (6,693)
- Some other Race: 1.1% (823)
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#29. Glasscock County

- Index: 0.446
- Total population: 1,510
- White: 66.4% (1,003)
- Black or African American: 0.0% (0)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.0% (0)
- Some other Race: 33.6% (507)
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#28. Houston County

- Index: 0.447
- Total population: 22,954
- White: 69.7% (16,003)
- Black or African American: 25.7% (5,888)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (82)
- Asian: 0.4% (88)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.8% (420)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (473)
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#27. Brazoria County

- Index: 0.450
- Total population: 360,677
- White: 72.4% (261,164)
- Black or African American: 14.0% (50,437)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7% (2,401)
- Asian: 6.7% (24,110)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (47)
- 2 or more races: 2.2% (7,996)
- Some other Race: 4.0% (14,522)
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#26. Travis County

- Index: 0.455
- Total population: 1.2 million
- White: 72.5% (889,046)
- Black or African American: 8.3% (101,955)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (7,716)
- Asian: 6.7% (82,257)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (650)
- 2 or more races: 3.6% (44,120)
- Some other Race: 8.2% (101,061)

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#25. Bowie County

- Index: 0.460
- Total population: 93,373
- White: 69.2% (64,586)
- Black or African American: 24.5% (22,879)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9% (879)
- Asian: 1.1% (983)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (44)
- 2 or more races: 2.8% (2,619)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (1,383)
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#24. Morris County

- Index: 0.464
- Total population: 12,373
- White: 69.3% (8,570)
- Black or African American: 23.3% (2,882)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (38)
- Asian: 0.2% (20)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (8)
- 2 or more races: 2.7% (338)
- Some other Race: 4.2% (517)
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#23. Titus County

- Index: 0.469
- Total population: 32,640
- White: 70.4% (22,968)
- Black or African American: 9.0% (2,926)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9% (289)
- Asian: 1.1% (357)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (12)
- 2 or more races: 2.3% (747)
- Some other Race: 16.4% (5,341)
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#22. Hudspeth County

- Index: 0.472
- Total population: 4,415
- White: 67.4% (2,974)
- Black or African American: 2.0% (89)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (2)
- Asian: 0.8% (34)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.7% (119)
- Some other Race: 27.1% (1,197)
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#21. Sutton County

- Index: 0.473
- Total population: 3,824
- White: 62.6% (2,395)
- Black or African American: 0.1% (3)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (14)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (6)
- 2 or more races: 0.0% (0)
- Some other Race: 36.8% (1,406)

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#20. Terrell County

- Index: 0.473
- Total population: 896
- White: 66.1% (592)
- Black or African American: 1.1% (10)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (3)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.5% (22)
- Some other Race: 30.0% (269)
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#19. Jones County

- Index: 0.476
- Total population: 19,943
- White: 70.2% (13,992)
- Black or African American: 14.5% (2,889)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (124)
- Asian: 0.4% (77)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 5.7% (1,142)
- Some other Race: 8.6% (1,719)
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#18. Cottle County

- Index: 0.478
- Total population: 1,642
- White: 70.0% (1,149)
- Black or African American: 14.5% (238)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9% (15)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 4.9% (81)
- Some other Race: 9.7% (159)
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#17. Schleicher County

- Index: 0.479
- Total population: 2,983
- White: 62.1% (1,853)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (16)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.4% (11)
- 2 or more races: 0.2% (5)
- Some other Race: 36.8% (1,098)
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#16. Collin County

- Index: 0.488
- Total population: 973,977
- White: 69.2% (673,508)
- Black or African American: 9.7% (94,720)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (4,560)
- Asian: 15.1% (147,553)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (762)
- 2 or more races: 3.1% (30,107)
- Some other Race: 2.3% (22,767)

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#15. Bastrop County

- Index: 0.489
- Total population: 84,522
- White: 68.0% (57,462)
- Black or African American: 7.5% (6,298)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (398)
- Asian: 0.9% (739)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (2,232)
- Some other Race: 20.6% (17,393)
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#14. Matagorda County

- Index: 0.493
- Total population: 36,774
- White: 68.4% (25,145)
- Black or African American: 10.4% (3,813)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (141)
- Asian: 1.9% (710)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (120)
- 2 or more races: 1.8% (664)
- Some other Race: 16.8% (6,181)
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#13. Gonzales County

- Index: 0.493
- Total population: 20,731
- White: 66.5% (13,784)
- Black or African American: 6.7% (1,382)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (64)
- Asian: 0.4% (76)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (5)
- 2 or more races: 1.6% (327)
- Some other Race: 24.6% (5,093)
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#12. Crockett County

- Index: 0.509
- Total population: 3,484
- White: 42.9% (1,494)
- Black or African American: 0.7% (24)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.0% (35)
- Some other Race: 55.4% (1,931)
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#11. Tarrant County

- Index: 0.514
- Total population: 2.0 million
- White: 67.0% (1,374,182)
- Black or African American: 16.5% (338,378)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (10,343)
- Asian: 5.4% (111,274)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.2% (3,946)
- 2 or more races: 3.2% (65,470)
- Some other Race: 7.1% (146,177)

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#10. DeWitt County

- Index: 0.517
- Total population: 20,340
- White: 64.7% (13,159)
- Black or African American: 9.3% (1,900)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2% (242)
- Asian: 0.0% (4)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.2% (247)
- Some other Race: 23.5% (4,788)
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#9. Reagan County

- Index: 0.525
- Total population: 3,766
- White: 45.6% (1,719)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (32)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0% (0)
- Asian: 0.2% (6)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 1.7% (65)
- Some other Race: 51.6% (1,944)
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#8. Bell County

- Index: 0.535
- Total population: 348,574
- White: 63.4% (220,872)
- Black or African American: 24.2% (84,435)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (1,969)
- Asian: 2.9% (10,282)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.7% (2,392)
- 2 or more races: 5.4% (18,908)
- Some other Race: 2.8% (9,716)
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#7. Crane County

- Index: 0.542
- Total population: 4,802
- White: 53.0% (2,543)
- Black or African American: 2.7% (129)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (15)
- Asian: 2.0% (95)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.0% (0)
- Some other Race: 42.1% (2,020)
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#6. Jefferson County

- Index: 0.544
- Total population: 254,340
- White: 58.3% (148,331)
- Black or African American: 33.7% (85,682)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (961)
- Asian: 3.8% (9,565)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (130)
- 2 or more races: 1.7% (4,308)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (5,363)

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#5. Harris County

- Index: 0.560
- Total population: 4.6 million
- White: 62.5% (2,905,947)
- Black or African American: 19.0% (884,292)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (19,269)
- Asian: 7.0% (324,288)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (3,104)
- 2 or more races: 2.4% (112,953)
- Some other Race: 8.5% (396,777)
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#4. Dallas County

- Index: 0.564
- Total population: 2.6 million
- White: 61.3% (1,597,069)
- Black or African American: 22.6% (588,903)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4% (10,155)
- Asian: 6.3% (163,971)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (1,240)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (68,853)
- Some other Race: 6.8% (176,677)
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#3. Upton County

- Index: 0.567
- Total population: 3,659
- White: 45.0% (1,648)
- Black or African American: 6.0% (220)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (21)
- Asian: 0.7% (26)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.1% (3)
- Some other Race: 47.6% (1,741)
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#2. Waller County

- Index: 0.582
- Total population: 51,832
- White: 58.1% (30,096)
- Black or African American: 24.9% (12,911)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.9% (449)
- Asian: 1.0% (530)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (25)
- 2 or more races: 1.6% (805)
- Some other Race: 13.5% (7,016)
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#1. Fort Bend County

- Index: 0.647
- Total population: 765,394
- White: 51.7% (395,904)
- Black or African American: 20.5% (157,134)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (2,600)
- Asian: 20.2% (154,513)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (408)
- 2 or more races: 2.8% (21,620)
- Some other Race: 4.3% (33,215)

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