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SOUTH TEXAS CITIES BY THE RANKINGS Most Diversiļ¬ed Economies 32 (Rankings) 73 57 Laredo San Antonio 19 Corpus Christi Source: WalletHub. Economic Class Diversity . . . distinctively unique in their Tex-Mex socioeconomic characteristics. (Rankings) 253 Brownsville 175 Corpus Christi 211 180 166 Laredo McAllen San Antonio Source: WalletHub. South Texas itself is a diverse region. According to WalletHub, its border cities least resemble the United States. Their rankings are based on the scores of comparing a host of socioeconomic, housing, economic, and education statistics against the national average. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission was considered the metro area least resembling the U.S., followed closely by Brownsville-Harlingen and Laredo. In other words, those cities along the U.S.-Mexico border are distinctively unique in their Tex-Mex socioeconomic characteristics. Corpus Christi and San Antonio, by contrast, are much more like the typical American city. Annual Review of South Texas Economy