It's no surprise Bangor isn't the most diverse city in the country, but we didn't expect it to be the least! Here's how we rank so low.

Overall Maine is one of the least diverse states according to Wallet Hub. With a focus on things like:

  • Age Diversity
  • Diversity in Schools
  • Diversity in Relationships
  • Household Size Diversity
  • and Worker Class Diversity

Data for 501 cities was collected and Bangor came in at #501! Portland did the best for diversity in Maine, but only ranked 446 of 501. Lewiston, Auburn and Saco were all close behind. Biddeford and Augusta showed more diversity but were 481 and 483 on the list.

According to this data the most diverse city in America is New York City. Jersey City, NJ and Houston, TX rounded out the top 3.

The good news is two towns in Utah are almost as diversity challenged as Bangor. See the full findings here.