10 Most Diverse Neighborhoods in America


By Mandi Woodruff

Can a neighborhood's racial diversity actually mean a healthier housing market?

When Trulia real estate expert Jed Kolko examined the most diverse ZIP Codes in the U.S., he found that they not only saw faster population growth in the past year but also saw housing values rise more than others.

It's becoming more clear that "Americans are moving toward diverse neighborhoods," Kolko writes in "Finding Diversity in America."

There's just one big caveat to consider.

"Growth in those neighborhoods could affect their diversity," he adds. "If prices in diverse neighborhoods rise, lower-income residents may get priced out over time."

Using 2010 Census data and Trulia's results, we've highlighted the top places.

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