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Houston is the most diverse city in Texas and is the most racially/ethnically diverse city of the 10 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, even surpassing New York City and Los Angeles.

Among the five most populous metropolitan areas in Texas, Houston stands out for having no racial/ethnic majority and nearly equal percentages of the two largest race/ethnic groups (Latinos and Anglos).

More than 145 different languages are spoken in Houston! It is also home to five local refugee resettlement agencies.

Houston has a welcoming environment with a great economy, an affordable cost of living, a world-class medical center, and is a melting pot for different cultures, all of which make it an ideal city for refugee resettlement.


  1. Kinder Institute for Urban Research & the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas report: "Houston Region Grows More Racially/Ethnically Diverse, With Small Declines in Segregation A Joint Report Analyzing Census Data from 1990, 2000, and 2010"
  2. Houston Chronicle article: "City of Refugees: How Houston became a resettlement magnet"
The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.”
— Leviticus 19:34