The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Nevada For 2021

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

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

Most Diverse Cities In Nevada

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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 Nevada 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 12 cities in Nevada from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Nevada for 2021:

  1. North Las Vegas
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Sparks
  4. Reno
  5. Henderson
  6. Winnemucca
  7. Elko
  8. Carson City
  9. Fallon
  10. Fernley

So what city is the most diverse in Nevada? According to the most Census data, North Las Vegas took the number one over all spot for diversity in Nevada.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Nevada 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 Nevada For 2021

North Las Vegas, NV

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 241,369

HHI: 2,873
% White: 26.6%
% African American: 20.4%
% Asian: 6.2%
More on North Las Vegas: PhotosData

Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 634,773

HHI: 3,179
% White: 43.5%
% African American: 11.6%
% Asian: 6.7%
More on Las Vegas: PhotosData

Sparks, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 100,589

HHI: 4,277
% White: 57.7%
% African American: 2.0%
% Asian: 5.6%
More on Sparks: PhotosData

Reno, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 246,500

HHI: 4,389
% White: 61.0%
% African American: 2.6%
% Asian: 6.5%
More on Reno: PhotosData

Henderson, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 300,116

HHI: 4,564
% White: 64.6%
% African American: 5.7%
% Asian: 8.1%
More on Henderson: PhotosData

Winnemucca, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 7,762

HHI: 4,782
% White: 59.2%
% African American: 0.8%
% Asian: 0.0%
More on Winnemucca: PhotosData

Elko, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 20,304

HHI: 5,085
% White: 65.8%
% African American: 0.7%
% Asian: 2.0%
More on Elko: PhotosData

Carson City, NV

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility


Population: 54,773

HHI: 5,088
% White: 67.0%
% African American: 2.0%
% Asian: 2.6%
More on Carson City: PhotosData

Fallon, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 8,430

HHI: 5,483
% White: 72.7%
% African American: 3.7%
% Asian: 5.6%
More on Fallon: PhotosData

Fernley, NV

Overall SnackAbility


Population: 20,068

HHI: 5,540
% White: 71.8%
% African American: 1.6%
% Asian: 1.6%
More on Fernley: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Nevada 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 Nevada.

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 7,000 people. That left us with 12 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 2,873 (North Las Vegas) to 7,222 (Boulder City).

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Nevada 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 Nevada

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Nevada:

  1. Boulder City
  2. Mesquite
  3. Fernley

For more Nevada reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Nevada For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 North Las Vegas, NV 241,369 2,873
2 Las Vegas, NV 634,773 3,179
3 Sparks, NV 100,589 4,277
4 Reno, NV 246,500 4,389
5 Henderson, NV 300,116 4,564
6 Winnemucca, NV 7,762 4,782
7 Elko, NV 20,304 5,085
8 Carson City, NV 54,773 5,088
9 Fallon, NV 8,430 5,483
10 Fernley, NV 20,068 5,540
11 Mesquite, NV 18,446 5,572
12 Boulder City, NV 15,840 7,222

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