Texas is ranked second-most diverse state in the U.S., report says

The American and Texas flags fly outside of a building in Galveston, Texas, in this undated file image. (KPRC)

From multiple languages to great food, Texas has risen to become one of the most diverse states in the country.

In a report by WalletHub, Texas is reported as the second-most diverse state in the U.S., right behind California.

Texas ranked high in several areas, including second in linguistic diversity -- states that observes the most languages other than English, and third in industrial diversity -- states with companies from all over the globe.

Source: WalletHub

The state also ranks fifth in household-size diversity, according to WalletHub.

The rankings were measured via six key dimensions, including socioeconomic, cultural, household and political diversity between 2009-2019 based on a 100-point scale. Using the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index method, it effectively measures a general purpose of diversity based on languages, occupations and nationalities.

The states with the least diversity include Virginia, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

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