Study shows Fort Bend County is nation's most diverse


The 36-year survey used a sample of 1,629 participants from Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties.   File photo

The 2017 Kinder Houston Area Survey, which was compiled by the Kinder Institute of Urban Research has made some interesting discoveries regarding the ethnicity of Houston, finding the Fort Bend County is the most diverse county in the U.S.

The 36-year survey used a sample of 1,629 participants from Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties and asked a number of questions which concerned race, preference, feelings of safety and more. The findings of the survey were that Fort Bend was currently over 20 percent Asian, 24 percent Latino, 21 percent African-American and 34 percent Anglo, according to Stephen Klineberg from Rice University.

The survey also showed that in Harris County, 65 percent of residents in 2016-17 felt that immigration was a force that helped to encourage the American culture. From 2011 to 2017, 67 percent of millennials in Harris County were of this opinion and only 45 percent of baby boomers were.

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