Welcome to Hialeah, Florida – the Most Latinx City in the Country


The city of Hialeah is one of the least diverse areas across the country – but not because it lacks people of color.

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According to a study by WalletHub, the city is 95.64 percent Latinx, making it the fourth-least diverse city in the U.S. and the most Latinx one.

Everywhere in Hialeah, Spanish is heard and "un cafecito" can be bought. That’s because as much as 92.25 percent of the population there is Spanish-speakers and 72.75 percent is foreign-born.

Most of its dwellers are Cuban exiles, with several businesses, monuments and parks paying tribute to the Caribbean country's heroes. However, in recent years, the city has seen an influx of other Latinxs, particularly Puerto Ricans and Venezuelans fleeing economic crises in their respective lands as well as Mexicans.

WalletHub's analysis is based on Census Bureau data and considers the ethnoracial, linguistic and birthplace diversity of each city.

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The three least-diverse cities in the U.S. include Parkersburg, WV; Clarksburg, WV; and Watertown, SD, which are overwhelmingly white.

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Raquel Reichard, Politics & Culture Editor

Raquel is the Politics & Culture Editor atLatina.com and Latina magazine, writing on all things policy, social justice, cultura and health. Formerly at millennial news site Mic, Raquel's work can also be found at the New York TimesCosmo for Latinas, the Washington Post, the Independent and more. A proud NuyoFloRican chonga, when Raquel's not talking Latina feminism, racial justice, the "x" in Latinx or the prison industrial complex, she's going on and on about the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, Fla. Follow her on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat at @RaquelReichard.


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