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Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.

While we still haven’t dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.

Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it’s not all bad on the race relations front.

There are parts of Arkansas where there’s a high level of diversity — where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.

Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 61 cities in Arkansas from most to least diverse. Here’s a look at the top ten:

  1. Hope (Photos)
  2. Warren (Photos)
  3. Springdale (Photos)
  4. Little Rock (Photos)
  5. Jacksonville (Photos)
  6. North Little Rock (Photos)
  7. Fort Smith (Photos)
  8. Osceola (Photos)
  9. De Queen (Photos)
  10. Magnolia (Photos)

Hope took the number one over all spot for diversity in Arkansas.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Arkansas ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out the best places to live in Arkansas or the worst places to live in Arkansas.

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How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Arkansas For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Arkansas.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
  • Hispanic or Latino
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 61 cities.

We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 3491 (Hope) to 9105 (Mountain Home).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Hope took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Mountain Home was the least diverse city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Arkansas ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

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1. Hope

Hope, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,968
HHI: 3,491
% White: 30.79%
% African American: 44.87%
% Asian: 0.0%

2. Warren

Warren, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,804
HHI: 3,552
% White: 39.33%
% African American: 39.7%
% Asian: 0.0%

3. Springdale

Springdale, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 76,188
HHI: 3,789
% White: 49.03%
% African American: 2.67%
% Asian: 2.36%

4. Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 197,640
HHI: 3,933
% White: 46.28%
% African American: 41.63%
% Asian: 2.94%

5. Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 28,661
HHI: 4,049
% White: 51.4%
% African American: 36.74%
% Asian: 1.81%

6. North Little Rock

North Little Rock, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 66,042
HHI: 4,088
% White: 47.24%
% African American: 42.51%
% Asian: 0.76%

7. Fort Smith

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 87,712
HHI: 4,236
% White: 61.36%
% African American: 9.26%
% Asian: 5.9%

8. Osceola

Osceola, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,315
HHI: 4,399
% White: 39.51%
% African American: 53.0%
% Asian: 0.3%

9. De Queen

De Queen, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,657
HHI: 4,442
% White: 33.6%
% African American: 6.65%
% Asian: 1.13%

10. Magnolia

Magnolia, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,651
HHI: 4,443
% White: 53.24%
% African American: 39.93%
% Asian: 2.2%

There You Have It – Diversity Across Arkansas

If you’re looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Arkansas, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Arkansas:

  1. Mountain Home
  2. Greenwood
  3. Pocahontas

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Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Arkansas

City Rank HHI Population
Hope 1 3,491 9,968
Warren 2 3,552 5,804
Springdale 3 3,789 76,188
Little Rock 4 3,933 197,640
Jacksonville 5 4,049 28,661
North Little Rock 6 4,088 66,042
Fort Smith 7 4,236 87,712
Osceola 8 4,399 7,315
De Queen 9 4,442 6,657
Magnolia 10 4,443 11,651
El Dorado 11 4,475 18,393
Crossett 12 4,495 5,272
Camden 13 4,675 11,515
Siloam Springs 14 4,731 16,095
Monticello 15 4,752 9,752
Rogers 16 4,756 61,979
Texarkana 17 4,779 30,155
Stuttgart 18 4,830 9,125
Blytheville 19 4,863 14,849
Lowell 20 4,884 8,322
Arkadelphia 21 4,890 10,728
Wynne 22 4,900 8,195
Malvern 23 4,913 10,937
Marion 24 4,922 12,323
Forrest City 25 4,955 14,871
Newport 26 5,036 7,781
West Memphis 27 5,062 25,411
Morrilton 28 5,170 6,746
Clarksville 29 5,264 9,391
Hot Springs 30 5,279 36,711
Jonesboro 31 5,429 72,638
Sherwood 32 5,471 30,251
Berryville 33 5,502 5,370
Bentonville 34 5,709 42,499
Conway 35 5,812 64,184
Russellville 36 5,845 29,136
Maumelle 37 5,901 17,795
Van Buren 38 5,905 23,155
White Hall 39 5,936 5,243
Pine Bluff 40 6,287 45,404
Fayetteville 41 6,316 80,552
Helena-West Helena 42 6,318 11,325
Batesville 43 6,327 10,579
Centerton 44 6,574 11,403
Searcy 45 6,879 23,969
Bryant 46 7,122 19,529
Benton 47 7,148 33,613
Trumann 48 7,710 7,143
Beebe 49 7,842 7,952
Alma 50 7,878 5,599
Cabot 51 8,124 25,407
Farmington 52 8,152 6,470
Harrison 53 8,427 13,168
Greenbrier 54 8,443 5,164
Pea Ridge 55 8,532 5,177
Paragould 56 8,641 27,521
Mena 57 8,798 5,674
Heber Springs 58 8,908 7,169
Pocahontas 59 9,011 6,470
Greenwood 60 9,023 9,296
Mountain Home 61 9,105 12,312

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