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Brooklyn Enclave Helps New York Top L.A. as Diversity Capital

New York wrested the title of ethnic-diversity capital of the U.S. from Los Angeles over the past decade, census figures show. That change may be best illustrated in a single census tract in Brooklyn.

The section of Dyker Heights in southwest Brooklyn, long dominated by Italian-Americans, had one of the biggest increases in diversity of any census tract in the nation’s most-populous city. The area of 1,133 people has seen an inflow of Asian residents, a group that is helping to transform the profile of New York, along with those of other major municipalities throughout the U.S.