Race relations in America seem to be hitting a tipping point.
While we still haven’t dealt with racism as a society, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has only flamed the tensions that have been mounting for years.
Part of the reason for that tension? The country as a whole continues to self segregate across race, income, and party lines. But it’s not all bad on the race relations front.
There are parts of Georgia where there’s a high level of diversity — where people of all walks of life come together. We decided to shine a light on those places today.
Using a standard measure of diversity, we ranked all 126 cities in Georgia from most to least diverse. Here’s a look at the top ten:
- Lilburn (Photos)
- Morrow (Photos)
- Forest Park (Photos)
- Duluth (Photos)
- Lawrenceville (Photos)
- Chamblee (Photos)
- Norcross (Photos)
- Hapeville (Photos)
- Smyrna (Photos)
- Grovetown (Photos)
Lilburn took the number one over all spot for diversity in Georgia.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked. To see where Georgia ranked as a state, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in Ameria.
You can also check out the whitest places in Georgia for a look at the opposite side of the coin.
How We Determined The Most Diverse Cities In Georgia
We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across Georgia.
That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2011-2015 American Community Survey data from the US Census.
Specifically, we looked at table B03002: HISPANIC OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:
- White alone*
- Black or African American alone*
- American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
- Asian alone*
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
- Some other race alone*
- Two or more races*
- Hispanic or Latino
We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 126 cities.
We then calculated the HHI for each city by finding the racial breakdown of a city in percent terms, squaring them, and then adding the squares together. This left us with scores ranging from 2532 (Lilburn) to 7892 (LaFayette).
Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Lilburn took the distinction of being the most diverse, while LaFayette was the least diverse city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Georgia ranked for diversity or, for a more general take on diversity in america, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
Population: 12,372HHI: 2,532
% White: 35.05%
% African American: 16.56%
% Asian: 21.69%
Population: 6,982HHI: 2,709
% White: 23.13%
% African American: 35.06%
% Asian: 29.66%
3. Forest Park
Population: 18,953HHI: 2,884
% White: 18.12%
% African American: 36.94%
% Asian: 10.01%
Population: 28,294HHI: 2,938
% White: 42.32%
% African American: 22.08%
% Asian: 23.66%
Population: 29,738HHI: 3,079
% White: 37.69%
% African American: 34.79%
% Asian: 3.47%
Population: 27,654HHI: 3,080
% White: 35.8%
% African American: 13.69%
% Asian: 7.53%
Population: 16,103HHI: 3,229
% White: 19.56%
% African American: 18.42%
% Asian: 11.51%
Population: 6,649HHI: 3,237
% White: 31.06%
% African American: 40.97%
% Asian: 0.96%
Population: 53,829HHI: 3,280
% White: 45.14%
% African American: 31.39%
% Asian: 7.3%
Population: 12,521HHI: 3,339
% White: 43.97%
% African American: 33.54%
% Asian: 1.07%
There You Have It – Diversity Across Georgia
If you’re looking for a scientific breakdown of diversity across Georgia, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least diverse places in Georgia:
- Fort Oglethorpe
For more Georgia reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Georgia
- These Are The 10 Sexiest Cities In Georgia
- These Are The 10 Cities In Georgia With The Most A-Holes
Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Georgia
|Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance)||42||4,003|
|Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government||47||4,104|
|Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance)||58||4,316|