Houston Named one of the Most Diverse STEM Cities

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According to a recent article by The Houston Business Journal, Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the U.S.

Jack Whitthaus reported:

Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the U.S., was recently named one of the most diverse in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — jobs as well.

SmartAsset, a New York City-based financial technology company, named Houston No. 6 in in the U.S. for STEM diversity in 2016. The Bayou City didn't crack the top-10 list in 2015.

To compile the list, the study examined U.S. Census data and demographics of STEM employment in the 50 U.S. cities with the largest STEM workforce.

Houston was "unique in Texas" for its high percentage of Asian workers in STEM jobs, with 23 percent, the largest minority group in the city's STEM jobs, according to the study. That number increased from last year's 21 percent of Asian workers in Houston STEM jobs. Houston's Asian percentage in STEM jobs outpaced the national average of 16 percent.

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