In a survey of 501 American cities, Provo stood out — as the least diverse city in the United States.

The Utah County community's next-door-neighbor, Orem, ranks 499th.

The analysis from WalletHub.com, a personal finance website, isn’t just about ethnic diversity. That’s one of five major categories, along with religious, household, socioeconomic, cultural and economic diversity.

Provo and Orem — where the population overwhelmingly identifies as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — tied for last place in religious diversity. In other categories, Provo was ranked No. 252 in socio-economic diversity; No. 249 in cultural diversity; No. 488 in economic diversity; and No. 466 in household diversity. Orem's came in No. 98, No. 258, No. 376 and No. 476, respectively, in those categories.

West Valley City is Utah's most diverse city, according to the survey, coming in at No. 111. Other Utah cities on the list are:

  • 165. Salt Lake City
  • 252. Ogden
  • 258. Taylorsville
  • 346. West Jordan
  • 412. Sandy
  • 458. St. George
  • 473. Layton

According to WalletHub, it tallied scores across a variety of metrics — household income, education, race and ethnicity, language, birthplace, industries, occupations, marital status, age, household structure, household size and religion.

According to its analysis, the most diverse cities in America are:

  • 1. Houston
  • 2. Jersey City, N.J.
  • 3. New York
  • 4. Gaithersberg, Md.
  • 5. Dallas
  • 6. Silver Spring, Md.
  • 7. Germantown, Md.
  • 8. Los Angeles
  • 9. Arlington, Texas
  • 10. Long Beach, Calif.

And the least diverse cities in America are:

  • 491. Huntington, W.Va.
  • 492. Morgantown, W.Va.
  • 493. Westbrook, Maine
  • 494. Lewiston, Idaho
  • 495. Kalispell, Mont.
  • 496. Barre, Vt.
  • 497. Keene, N.H.
  • 498. Rochester, N.H.
  • 499. Orem
  • 500. Bangor, Maine
  • 501. Provo