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Diversity In NYC Map: Midwood Brooklyn Least Diverse Neighborhood In New York City

Posted: Updated: 05/09/2012 2:30 pm

New Yorkers

Despite Brooklyn's large contribution to crowning New York one of the most diverse cities in the country, one neighborhood in the borough is the least diverse in the city.

According to WNYC, the eight-square block census tract in Midwood, Brooklyn is the least diverse area in the entire city, with all 1,488 residents classifying themselves as white in a recent census report.

Five of the nearly 1,500 population also classified themselves as Hispanic, which WNYC points out is not a racial, but ethnic classification.

Midwood is also known for its heavy Jewish population. One resident Steve Epstein attributed proximity to both family and synagogues as driving forces behind reasons to living in Midwood.

Perhaps the neighborhood's most famous former residents, Woody Allen recently took a tour of his childhood home for PBS' American Masters series.

In March 2012, Houston surpassed both New York and Los Angeles as the most diverse city in the country drawing heavily from its Latino demographic.

Watch Woody Allen reminisce about his Midwood days below:

Watch Woody Allen: A Documentary on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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