The Houston region is now the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country, surpassing New York City.
Two suburbs – Missouri City and Pearland – have become even more diverse than the city of Houston. Other suburbs aren’t far behind.
These findings are from a report released Monday by Rice Universityresearchers, based on an analysis of census data from 1990, 2000 and 2010.
“We are a little United Nations,” Pearland Mayor Tom Reid said. “You go to one of our neighborhoods, and there will be a person from Nigeria living next to somebody from India, living next to somebody from Mexico and somebody from Louisiana.”