The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Ohio For 2022


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

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Most Diverse Cities In Ohio

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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 Ohio 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 254 cities in Ohio from most to least diverse.

So what city is the most diverse in Ohio? According to the most Census data, Whitehall took the number one over all spot for diversity in Ohio.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Ohio 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 Ohio For 2022

Whitehall, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 18,944

HHI: 3,386
% White: 42.1%
% African American: 37.5%
% Asian: 1.1%
More on Whitehall: PhotosData

Springdale, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,201

HHI: 3,387
% White: 40.5%
% African American: 38.5%
% Asian: 1.7%
More on Springdale: PhotosData

Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 383,331

HHI: 3,543
% White: 34.2%
% African American: 47.0%
% Asian: 2.4%
More on Cleveland: PhotosData

Youngstown, OH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 64,152

HHI: 3,563
% White: 42.8%
% African American: 39.8%
% Asian: 0.6%
More on Youngstown: PhotosData

Campbell, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,847

HHI: 3,665
% White: 50.9%
% African American: 21.1%
% Asian: 0.0%
More on Campbell: PhotosData

Lorain, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 63,832

HHI: 3,699
% White: 51.5%
% African American: 14.9%
% Asian: 1.0%
More on Lorain: PhotosData

Cleveland Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 44,176

HHI: 3,796
% White: 46.8%
% African American: 39.4%
% Asian: 5.7%
More on Cleveland Heights: PhotosData

Forest Park, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,632

HHI: 3,836
% White: 21.5%
% African American: 57.0%
% Asian: 5.2%
More on Forest Park: PhotosData

Columbus, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 889,079

HHI: 3,877
% White: 54.3%
% African American: 28.9%
% Asian: 5.9%
More on Columbus: PhotosData

Cincinnati, OH

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 302,687

HHI: 4,043
% White: 48.2%
% African American: 41.1%
% Asian: 2.2%
More on Cincinnati: PhotosData

Methodology: How we determined the most diverse cities in Ohio for 2022

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 Ohio.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 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 254 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 3,386 (Whitehall) to 9,817 (Germantown).

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

Read on for more information on how the cities in Ohio 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.

Summary: Diversity Across Ohio

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

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

  1. Germantown
  2. Canal Fulton
  3. Wellston

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Race By City In Ohio For 2022

Rank City Population HHI
1 Whitehall, OH 18,944 3,386
2 Springdale, OH 11,201 3,387
3 Cleveland, OH 383,331 3,543
4 Youngstown, OH 64,152 3,563
5 Campbell, OH 7,847 3,665
6 Lorain, OH 63,832 3,699
7 Cleveland Heights, OH 44,176 3,796
8 Forest Park, OH 18,632 3,836
9 Columbus, OH 889,079 3,877
10 Cincinnati, OH 302,687 4,043
11 Painesville, OH 19,817 4,065
12 South Euclid, OH 21,449 4,113
13 Shaker Heights, OH 27,148 4,151
14 Reynoldsburg, OH 38,016 4,164
15 Toledo, OH 275,116 4,200
16 Dayton, OH 140,444 4,207
17 Akron, OH 197,375 4,217
18 Brooklyn, OH 10,788 4,267
19 Garfield Heights, OH 27,673 4,335
20 Bedford, OH 12,555 4,428
21 Mount Healthy, OH 6,845 4,469
22 Richmond Heights, OH 10,376 4,520
23 Lima, OH 36,908 4,539
24 Canton, OH 70,863 4,583
25 Grafton, OH 6,017 4,622
26 North College Hill, OH 9,310 4,665
27 Sandusky, OH 24,651 4,747
28 Groveport, OH 5,630 4,829
29 Warren, OH 38,986 4,916
30 Euclid, OH 46,861 4,942
31 Fairfield, OH 42,623 4,976
32 Trotwood, OH 24,410 5,029
33 Oberlin, OH 8,252 5,048
34 Solon, OH 22,858 5,120
35 Mayfield Heights, OH 18,586 5,225
36 Mansfield, OH 46,450 5,247
37 Willoughby Hills, OH 9,545 5,248
38 Dublin, OH 47,824 5,337
39 Pickerington, OH 21,257 5,406
40 Clayton, OH 13,201 5,412
41 Blue Ash, OH 12,417 5,422
42 Elyria, OH 53,844 5,422
43 University Heights, OH 12,908 5,432
44 Beachwood, OH 11,627 5,454
45 Springfield, OH 58,957 5,460
46 Sharonville, OH 14,659 5,471
47 Twinsburg, OH 18,754 5,491
48 Fremont, OH 16,005 5,532
49 New Albany, OH 11,085 5,570
50 Maple Heights, OH 22,178 5,585
51 Pepper Pike, OH 6,319 5,825
52 Parma Heights, OH 19,916 5,826
53 Steubenville, OH 17,882 5,874
54 Oxford, OH 23,192 6,025
55 West Carrollton, OH 12,901 6,041
56 Ashtabula, OH 18,067 6,046
57 Huber Heights, OH 40,465 6,098
58 Riverside, OH 25,127 6,101
59 Bedford Heights, OH 10,530 6,167
60 Kent, OH 29,698 6,229
61 Mason, OH 33,592 6,310
62 Pataskala, OH 15,751 6,319
63 Gahanna, OH 35,442 6,320
64 Fostoria, OH 13,193 6,323
65 Hamilton, OH 62,162 6,344
66 Cheviot, OH 8,241 6,423
67 Wyoming, OH 8,540 6,454
68 Middletown, OH 48,765 6,457
69 Fairborn, OH 33,456 6,465
70 Defiance, OH 16,741 6,497
71 Englewood, OH 13,474 6,510
72 Middleburg Heights, OH 15,514 6,644
73 Zanesville, OH 25,246 6,676
74 Fairlawn, OH 7,536 6,697
75 Norwood, OH 19,843 6,701
76 Athens, OH 24,978 6,740
77 Marion, OH 36,011 6,750
78 Obetz, OH 5,205 6,778
79 Bowling Green, OH 31,638 6,796
80 The Village Of Indian Hill, OH 5,770 6,819
81 Berea, OH 18,713 6,833
82 Xenia, OH 26,751 6,838
83 Beavercreek, OH 47,343 6,838
84 Lyndhurst, OH 13,431 6,854
85 Orrville, OH 8,281 6,873
86 Bexley, OH 13,805 6,905
87 Ravenna, OH 11,436 6,922
88 Ada, OH 5,248 6,962
89 Lakewood, OH 50,002 6,974
90 Brook Park, OH 18,486 6,975
91 Moraine, OH 6,494 6,979
92 Macedonia, OH 11,942 6,995
93 Wauseon, OH 7,229 7,016
94 Hilliard, OH 37,023 7,062
95 Willard, OH 6,028 7,070
96 Parma, OH 78,623 7,111
97 New Carlisle, OH 5,577 7,126
98 Reading, OH 10,287 7,145
99 Centerville, OH 23,766 7,159
100 Westerville, OH 40,443 7,220

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the most diverse places in Ohio.

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