Most diverse counties in Utah

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October 16, 2021
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Most diverse counties in Utah

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 Utah 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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#29. Daggett County

- Index: 0.045
- Total population: 613
- White: 97.7% (599)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (1)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (2)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.0% (0)
- Some other Race: 1.8% (11)
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#28. Piute County

- Index: 0.045
- Total population: 1,866
- White: 97.7% (1,823)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (3)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (3)
- Asian: 0.0% (0)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 0.4% (8)
- Some other Race: 1.6% (29)
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#27. Emery County

- Index: 0.052
- Total population: 10,117
- White: 97.3% (9,848)
- Black or African American: 0.0% (2)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7% (71)
- Asian: 0.7% (68)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (27)
- 2 or more races: 1.0% (101)
- Some other Race: 0.0% (0)
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#26. Morgan County

- Index: 0.069
- Total population: 11,664
- White: 96.5% (11,250)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (90)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1% (11)
- Asian: 0.6% (67)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (38)
- 2 or more races: 1.1% (128)
- Some other Race: 0.7% (80)
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#25. Wayne County

- Index: 0.082
- Total population: 2,689
- White: 95.8% (2,576)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (6)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (6)
- Asian: 0.3% (8)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 1.6% (42)
- 2 or more races: 1.2% (32)
- Some other Race: 0.7% (19)

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#24. Carbon County

- Index: 0.092
- Total population: 20,308
- White: 95.3% (19,348)
- Black or African American: 0.4% (91)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (97)
- Asian: 0.0% (10)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (16)
- 2 or more races: 1.3% (264)
- Some other Race: 2.4% (482)
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#23. Sevier County

- Index: 0.102
- Total population: 21,280
- White: 94.7% (20,160)
- Black or African American: 0.6% (137)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.9% (403)
- Asian: 0.0% (10)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (13)
- 2 or more races: 0.6% (137)
- Some other Race: 2.0% (420)
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#22. Wasatch County

- Index: 0.107
- Total population: 31,708
- White: 94.4% (29,947)
- Black or African American: 0.3% (87)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3% (93)
- Asian: 1.4% (432)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (5)
- 2 or more races: 2.2% (690)
- Some other Race: 1.4% (454)
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#21. Rich County

- Index: 0.113
- Total population: 2,389
- White: 94.0% (2,245)
- 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: 6.0% (144)
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#20. Juab County

- Index: 0.120
- Total population: 11,301
- White: 93.8% (10,597)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (26)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2% (138)
- Asian: 0.1% (15)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (10)
- 2 or more races: 2.3% (258)
- Some other Race: 2.3% (257)

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#19. Beaver County

- Index: 0.122
- Total population: 6,517
- White: 93.6% (6,103)
- Black or African American: 0.0% (0)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0% (63)
- Asian: 0.3% (19)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (0)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (169)
- Some other Race: 2.5% (163)
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#18. Kane County

- Index: 0.130
- Total population: 7,484
- White: 93.2% (6,976)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (15)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.6% (119)
- Asian: 0.6% (48)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (8)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (192)
- Some other Race: 1.7% (126)
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#17. Box Elder County

- Index: 0.132
- Total population: 53,946
- White: 93.1% (50,233)
- Black or African American: 0.7% (353)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.2% (634)
- Asian: 0.8% (422)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (59)
- 2 or more races: 1.5% (831)
- Some other Race: 2.6% (1,414)
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#16. Garfield County

- Index: 0.132
- Total population: 4,998
- White: 93.0% (4,649)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (10)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 4.5% (227)
- Asian: 0.1% (4)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (7)
- 2 or more races: 0.5% (27)
- Some other Race: 1.5% (74)
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#15. Summit County

- Index: 0.134
- Total population: 41,103
- White: 93.0% (38,221)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (326)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2% (94)
- Asian: 1.8% (724)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.0% (13)
- 2 or more races: 2.2% (906)
- Some other Race: 2.0% (819)

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#14. Grand County

- Index: 0.139
- Total population: 9,640
- White: 92.7% (8,935)
- Black or African American: 0.3% (31)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.5% (338)
- Asian: 1.6% (155)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.6% (54)
- 2 or more races: 1.3% (127)
- Some other Race: 0.0% (0)
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#13. Iron County

- Index: 0.156
- Total population: 51,213
- White: 91.8% (47,016)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (269)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.0% (1,036)
- Asian: 0.9% (445)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (68)
- 2 or more races: 2.5% (1,301)
- Some other Race: 2.1% (1,078)
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#12. Utah County

- Index: 0.158
- Total population: 605,490
- White: 91.6% (554,930)
- Black or African American: 0.6% (3,499)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (3,082)
- Asian: 1.5% (9,193)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.9% (5,352)
- 2 or more races: 3.1% (18,660)
- Some other Race: 1.8% (10,774)
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#11. Cache County

- Index: 0.174
- Total population: 124,165
- White: 90.8% (112,735)
- Black or African American: 0.8% (957)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (583)
- Asian: 2.1% (2,550)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.4% (435)
- 2 or more races: 2.5% (3,064)
- Some other Race: 3.1% (3,841)
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#10. Washington County

- Index: 0.178
- Total population: 165,811
- White: 90.5% (150,104)
- Black or African American: 0.7% (1,156)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.6% (2,694)
- Asian: 0.8% (1,306)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.8% (1,332)
- 2 or more races: 2.1% (3,458)
- Some other Race: 3.5% (5,761)

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#9. Davis County

- Index: 0.184
- Total population: 345,767
- White: 90.2% (311,855)
- Black or African American: 1.3% (4,603)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5% (1,583)
- Asian: 1.8% (6,143)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.7% (2,392)
- 2 or more races: 3.3% (11,573)
- Some other Race: 2.2% (7,618)
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#8. Millard County

- Index: 0.187
- Total population: 12,854
- White: 89.9% (11,562)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (30)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1% (145)
- Asian: 1.2% (148)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (16)
- 2 or more races: 1.5% (197)
- Some other Race: 5.9% (756)
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#7. Tooele County

- Index: 0.190
- Total population: 67,397
- White: 89.8% (60,542)
- Black or African American: 0.5% (326)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.6% (404)
- Asian: 0.8% (528)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.6% (420)
- 2 or more races: 3.4% (2,264)
- Some other Race: 4.3% (2,913)
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#6. Duchesne County

- Index: 0.193
- Total population: 20,148
- White: 89.7% (18,063)
- Black or African American: 0.4% (90)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 3.8% (775)
- Asian: 0.5% (107)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (64)
- 2 or more races: 2.2% (440)
- Some other Race: 3.0% (609)
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#5. Weber County

- Index: 0.202
- Total population: 251,498
- White: 89.2% (224,216)
- Black or African American: 1.1% (2,745)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7% (1,725)
- Asian: 1.2% (2,904)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (659)
- 2 or more races: 3.5% (8,842)
- Some other Race: 4.1% (10,407)

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#4. Sanpete County

- Index: 0.212
- Total population: 29,850
- White: 88.5% (26,406)
- Black or African American: 0.7% (217)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1% (324)
- Asian: 1.0% (306)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.5% (161)
- 2 or more races: 1.4% (429)
- Some other Race: 6.7% (2,007)
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#3. Uintah County

- Index: 0.223
- Total population: 36,084
- White: 87.8% (31,684)
- Black or African American: 0.4% (144)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 7.4% (2,663)
- Asian: 0.5% (165)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.1% (26)
- 2 or more races: 2.7% (971)
- Some other Race: 1.2% (431)
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#2. Salt Lake County

- Index: 0.363
- Total population: 1.1 million
- White: 79.1% (896,437)
- Black or African American: 1.9% (21,602)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8% (9,127)
- Asian: 4.1% (46,123)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 1.4% (16,294)
- 2 or more races: 3.4% (38,568)
- Some other Race: 9.3% (105,495)
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#1. San Juan County

- Index: 0.538
- Total population: 15,302
- White: 48.5% (7,422)
- Black or African American: 0.2% (33)
- American Indian and Alaska Native: 47.6% (7,281)
- Asian: 0.5% (77)
- Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander: 0.3% (43)
- 2 or more races: 2.6% (399)
- Some other Race: 0.3% (47)

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