Is Houston the Most Diverse City in America?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensSeptember 28, 2016 10:09 am| ,

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner unveiled 60 welcome signs destined for the city’s airports, libraries and convention center via a tweet saluting the city’s diversity.

“Welcome to #Houston, the most #diverse city in #America. New posters up at City Hall and the airports,” Turner said in July 2016.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

The Bayou City is known for a few things. Its size as the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, for one. The constant one-two punch of heat and humidity for much of the year could be another. And the city’s diversity comes to mind.

Still, with other U.S. cities having similar reputations, we wondered how Turner determined Houston ranks No. 1.

Hear how Turner’s claim scored in the player above.