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Rockville Ranks High in Diversity Study

Rockville and three neighbors once again occupy the top four spots on WalletHub’s list of the most ethnically diverse small cities – and four of the top 10 spots among all cities, of any size, in the entire United States.

Rockville ranks ninth overall and fourth among small cities. Gaithersburg (second overall nationally), Germantown (third overall) and Silver Spring (fourth overall), ranked first through third, respectively, on the small cities list.

Rockville earned the same rankings in WalletHub’s 2017 and 2018 studies.
To identify the most ethnically diverse places in America, WalletHub compared more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key metrics. Rockville ranked 41st overall in ethno-racial diversity, eighth overall in linguistic diversity and 35th overall in birthplace diversity.

More than one-third of the city’s residents were born outside of the U.S. Of the city’s total population of 64,331 at the time of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 20.5 percent were Asian, 15.7 percent were Hispanic or Latino, and 9.8 percent were black. More than 43 percent spoke a language other than English. Read the complete rankings at

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