These Are The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Delaware For 2018


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Delaware.

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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 Delaware 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 10 cities in Delaware from most to least diverse. Here’s a look at the top ten:

  1. Dover (Photos)
  2. Georg
  3. Milford (Photos)
  4. Seaford (Photos)
  5. Wilmington (Photos)
  6. New Castle (Photos)
  7. Middl
  8. Elsmere
  9. Smyrna (Photos)
  10. Newark (Photos)

Dover took the number one over all spot for diversity in Delaware.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Delaware 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 Delaware or the worst places to live in Delaware.

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How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Delaware 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 Delaware.

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 10 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 3587 (Dover) to 5795 (Newark).

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Delaware 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. Dover

Dover, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 37,351
HHI: 3,587
% White: 41.97%
% African American: 41.52%
% Asian: 2.71%

2. Georg

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,917
HHI: 3,720
% White: 42.4%
% African American: 11.39%
% Asian: 0.2%

3. Milford

Milford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,532
HHI: 3,871
% White: 55.43%
% African American: 21.33%
% Asian: 1.73%

4. Seaford

Seaford, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,417
HHI: 4,047
% White: 52.55%
% African American: 34.15%
% Asian: 0.44%

5. Wilmington

Wilmington, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 71,502
HHI: 4,116
% White: 27.65%
% African American: 56.55%
% Asian: 1.43%

6. New Castle

New Castle, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,372
HHI: 4,222
% White: 58.9%
% African American: 21.17%
% Asian: 1.47%

7. Middl

Middl, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,045
HHI: 4,274
% White: 58.94%
% African American: 26.94%
% Asian: 3.08%

8. Elsmere


Population: 6,137
HHI: 4,912
% White: 65.94%
% African American: 9.79%
% Asian: 0.42%

9. Smyrna

Smyrna, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,081
HHI: 4,981
% White: 65.06%
% African American: 26.98%
% Asian: 0.95%

10. Newark

Newark, Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,941
HHI: 5,795
% White: 74.92%
% African American: 8.09%
% Asian: 8.4%

There You Have It – Diversity Across Delaware

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

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

  1. Newark
  2. Smyrna
  3. Elsmere

For more Delaware reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Delaware

City Rank HHI Population
Dover 1 3,587 37,351
Georg 2 3,720 6,917
Milford 3 3,871 10,532
Seaford 4 4,047 7,417
Wilmington 5 4,116 71,502
New Castle 6 4,222 5,372
Middl 7 4,274 20,045
Elsmere 8 4,912 6,137
Smyrna 9 4,981 11,081
Newark 10 5,795 32,941

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