The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Delaware For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the most diverse places in Delaware.


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 are the 10 most diverse places in Delaware for 2021:

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

So what city is the most diverse in Delaware? According to the most Census data, Georg 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 10 Most Diverse Places In Delaware For 2021

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,259

HHI: 3,479
% White: 42.2%
% African American: 12.7%
% Asian: 4.5%
More on Georg: Data

Milford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,111

HHI: 3,629
% White: 51.9%
% African American: 25.7%
% Asian: 1.4%
More on Milford: PhotosData

Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 37,523

HHI: 3,635
% White: 39.3%
% African American: 44.8%
% Asian: 2.6%
More on Dover: PhotosData

Seaford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,715

HHI: 3,745
% White: 53.4%
% African American: 26.4%
% Asian: 2.5%
More on Seaford: PhotosData

Middl, DE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 21,692

HHI: 4,097
% White: 57.3%
% African American: 26.4%
% Asian: 4.4%
More on Middl: PhotosData

Wilmington, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 70,644

HHI: 4,257
% White: 29.2%
% African American: 57.4%
% Asian: 1.2%
More on Wilmington: PhotosData

Elsmere, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,943

HHI: 4,382
% White: 58.9%
% African American: 12.6%
% Asian: 1.0%
More on Elsmere: PhotosData

Smyrna, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,484

HHI: 4,609
% White: 61.5%
% African American: 27.9%
% Asian: 0.6%
More on Smyrna: PhotosData

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,242

HHI: 4,790
% White: 63.6%
% African American: 26.4%
% Asian: 1.5%
More on New Castle: PhotosData

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,448

HHI: 5,420
% White: 72.2%
% African American: 8.6%
% Asian: 8.5%
More on Newark: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Delaware for 2021

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 2015-2019 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 3,479 (Georg) to 5,420 (Newark).

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

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.

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. New Castle
  3. Smyrna

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Delaware For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 Georg, DE 7,259 3,479
2 Milford, DE 11,111 3,629
3 Dover, DE 37,523 3,635
4 Seaford, DE 7,715 3,745
5 Middl, DE 21,692 4,097
6 Wilmington, DE 70,644 4,257
7 Elsmere, DE 5,943 4,382
8 Smyrna, DE 11,484 4,609
9 New Castle, DE 5,242 4,790
10 Newark, DE 33,448 5,420

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About Chris Kolmar

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