Diversity in Sioux Falls has come a long way in the past 30 years, but South Dakota's largest city still has a long way to go.

In a study just released by Finder.com, Sioux Falls is the fifth-least diverse city in America, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Community Survey.

The overall ranking is actually a composite of the city's ranking in three key areas - cultural diversity, socioeconomic diversity, and household diversity.

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  • Cultural diversity: sex, race, ethnicity, age, language, place of birth, citizenship
  • Socioeconomic diversity: education, income, occupation, industry, class of worker, Veteran Status
  • Household diversity: household type, marital status, family type, family size
  • Sioux Falls was in the bottom 15 in all three areas - 205th in cultural diversity, 199th in socioeconomic diversity, and 195th in household diversity.

On the list of the least diverse cities, Colorado and Utah each had a pair of entries:

  1. Scottsdale, Arizona
  2. Duluth, Minnesota
  3. Springfield, Missouri
  4. Arvada, Colorado
  5. Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  6. Naperville, Illinois
  7. Boise City, Idaho
  8. Sandy, Utah
  9. Fort Collins, Colorado
  10. Orem, Utah

According to the study, California is the king of diversity with eight cities in the Golden State in the Top Ten:

  1. Richmond, California
  2. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  3. Dale City, Virginia
  4. Inglewood, California
  5. San Leandro, California
  6. Stockton, California
  7. Antioch, California
  8. Hayward, California
  9. Sacramento, California
  10. Los Angeles, California

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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