HOUSTON - JANUARY 29: A general view of downtown Houston, Texas as it is preped to host Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers January 29, 2004 in Houston, Texas.

Jersey City has retained its No. 1 ranking as the nation’s most ethnically diverse city for the sixth consecutive year, according to a report released by the financial website WalletHub.

In order to come to this conclusion, the financial website surveyed 501 of the largest U.S. cities. They were examined based on ethnicity and race, language and birthplace. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most ethnic diversity. Below is how they categorized a large, midsize, and small city:

  • Large city: More than 300,000 people
  • Midsize city: 100,000 to 300,000 people
  • Small city: Fewer than 100,000 people

They also explained how the points were given out to represent the ethnoracial, linguistic, and birthplace diversity. The financial website also broke down what languages, ethnicities, and how birth origin were considered and categorized.

Ethnoracial Diversity: Total Points – 50.00

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White (not Hispanic or Latino)
  • Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino)
  • Asian (not Hispanic or Latino)
  • All Others (American Indian and Alaska native; native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander; some other race alone; two or more races) (but not Hispanic or Latino)</

Linguistic Diversity: Total Points – 33.33

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other Indo-European Languages
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Languages
  • Other Languages

Birthplace Diversity: Total Points – 16.67

    • In State of Residence
    • Northeast Region
    • Midwest Region
    • South Region
    • West Region
    • U.S. Territory & Abroad (if born to American parent(s))
    • Foreign Nation

Jersey City ranked third in ethno-racial diversity, second in linguistic diversity and 164th in birthplace diversity, the report said. The combination of all three categories gave the New Jersey city the highest score of the nation with 72.69.

Take a look at the other cities that made the list:

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