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Study: Las Vegas Neighborhoods Among The Most Diverse In US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Census data suggests that Las Vegas has some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.

According to a recent analysis of census data by the Brookings Institute, Las Vegas ranked No. 1 among large metropolitan areas in a metric that evaluates whether whites and racial minorities live together in diverse neighborhoods.

Las Vegas received a score of 40, meaning that 40 percent of minority residents would have to change neighborhoods to be distributed evenly with white people. A score of 70 is considered significantly segregated.

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Raleigh, N.C., scored second-lowest of areas studied with a score of 42, while the Milwaukee metropolitan area scored highest at 81.