Fort Bend County is nation’s most ethnically diverse county in US – Houston Chronicle

Fort Bend County is the most ethnically diverse county in the United States.

And according to the 2010 federal census, it comes closer than any other U.S. county to having an equal distribution of the nation’s four major ethnic groups.

In 2010, Fort Bend County was 19 percent Asian, 24 percent Latino, 21 percent African-American and 36 percent Anglo.

These findings are from a recent report by the Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research. …

The report on the Houston area’s Asian population comes a year after another Rice University report that found the Houston metropolitan area is now the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country, replacing more traditional melting pots such as New York City. …

According to the 2013 report, Houston’s population growth in the first 80 years of the 20th century was mainly due to in-migration of Anglos, which helped make it the fourth largest city in the United States.

Since the oil-boom collapse of the early 1980s, however, all the growth has been from Asians, African-Americans and Latinos.

via Fort Bend County is nation’s most ethnically diverse, leading Houston region’s ‘most diverse’ status – Houston Chronicle.