These Are The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Georgia For 2019


We used data and science to determine the most diverse cities in Georgia.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most diverse places in Georgia.


Most Diverse Cities In Georgia

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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 128 cities in Georgia from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Georgia for 2019:

  1. Lilburn (Photos)
  2. Duluth (Photos)
  3. Forest Park (Photos)
  4. Chamblee (Photos)
  5. Lawrenceville (Photos)
  6. Morrow (Photos)
  7. Hapeville (Photos)
  8. Garden City (Photos)
  9. Norcross (Photos)
  10. Folkston (Photos)

So what city is the most diverse in Georgia? According to the most Census data, 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.

And if you already knew these places were diverse, check out:

How we determined the most diverse cities in Georgia for 2019

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 2013-2017 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
* Not hispanic or latino

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 128 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 2,464 (Lilburn) to 7,824 (Fort Oglethorpe).

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 Fort Oglethorpe 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.

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Georgia For 2019

Lilburn, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,559

HHI: 2,464
% White: 31.1%
% African American: 17.4%
% Asian: 19.6%
More on Lilburn: PhotosData

Duluth, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,988

HHI: 2,636
% White: 36.0%
% African American: 22.6%
% Asian: 25.6%
More on Duluth: PhotosData

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. As of the 2010 census, Duluth had a population of 26,600, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 29,331 as of 2016.

Forest Park, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 19,271

HHI: 2,877
% White: 18.8%
% African American: 37.4%
% Asian: 8.4%
More on Forest Park: PhotosData

Forest Park is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. It is located approximately nine miles south of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 18,468.

Chamblee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 28,433

HHI: 2,935
% White: 33.4%
% African American: 15.6%
% Asian: 8.9%
More on Chamblee: PhotosData

Chamblee is a city in northern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, northeast of Atlanta. The population was 9,892 at the 2010 census.

Lawrenceville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 29,287

HHI: 2,977
% White: 37.7%
% African American: 32.2%
% Asian: 5.0%
More on Lawrenceville: PhotosData

Lawrenceville is a city in and the county seat of Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta, located approximately 30 miles northeast of downtown. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lawrenceville was 28,546. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city population to be 30,493. Lawrenceville has six ZIP codes, and it is part of the 678404 telephone area code, which is used throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

Morrow, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,076

HHI: 2,983
% White: 14.1%
% African American: 37.5%
% Asian: 35.2%
More on Morrow: PhotosData

Morrow is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 6,445 at the 2010 census, up from 4,882 in 2000. It is the home of Clayton State University.

Hapeville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,622

HHI: 3,014
% White: 28.6%
% African American: 42.9%
% Asian: 1.6%
More on Hapeville: PhotosData

Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States, located adjacent to the city of Atlanta. The population was 6,373 at the 2010 census. It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area’s original landowners and its first mayor.

Garden City, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,961

HHI: 3,155
% White: 33.1%
% African American: 37.8%
% Asian: 2.4%
More on Garden City: PhotosData

Garden City is a city in Chatham County, Georgia, United States, located just northwest of Savannah. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 8,794. Part industrial and part residential, the city is home to much of the heavy industry in Chatham County and is adjacent to the Port of Savannah, the flagship operation of the Georgia Ports Authority.

Norcross, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,474

HHI: 3,163
% White: 24.6%
% African American: 16.6%
% Asian: 10.0%
More on Norcross: PhotosData

Norcross is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 9,116, while in 2015 the estimated population was 16,634. It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville combined statistical area.

Folkston, GA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 5,067

HHI: 3,228
% White: 34.0%
% African American: 41.7%
% Asian: 1.1%
More on Folkston: PhotosData

Folkston is a city in and the county seat of Charlton County, Georgia, United States. Folkston is in the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area. The population was 4,148 as of the 2010 census, up from 2,178 in 2000, largely due to the extension of the city boundary to include D. Ray James Prison.

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:

  1. Fort Oglethorpe
  2. Lafayette
  3. Holly Springs

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Georgia For 2019

Rank City Population HHI
1 Lilburn, GA 12,559 2,464
2 Duluth, GA 28,988 2,636
3 Forest Park, GA 19,271 2,877
4 Chamblee, GA 28,433 2,935
5 Lawrenceville, GA 29,287 2,977
6 Morrow, GA 7,076 2,983
7 Hapeville, GA 6,622 3,014
8 Garden City, GA 8,961 3,155
9 Norcross, GA 16,474 3,163
10 Folkston, GA 5,067 3,228
11 Smyrna, GA 55,467 3,258
12 Hinesville, GA 33,540 3,345
13 Gainesville, GA 37,291 3,384
14 Peachtree Corners, GA 41,907 3,395
15 Grovetown, GA 13,353 3,412
16 Cairo, GA 9,569 3,472
17 Snellville, GA 19,521 3,481
18 Marietta, GA 60,203 3,498
19 Fayetteville, GA 17,069 3,561
20 Cedartown, GA 9,780 3,661
21 Kennesaw, GA 33,433 3,674
22 Doraville, GA 10,442 3,684
23 Moultrie, GA 14,221 3,706
24 Palmetto, GA 5,257 3,708
25 Buford, GA 14,662 3,745
26 Port Wentworth, GA 7,568 3,748
27 Tifton, GA 16,568 3,748
28 Warner Robins, GA 74,123 3,751
29 Newnan, GA 36,792 3,751
30 Jesup, GA 9,899 3,764
31 Columbus, GA 198,647 3,782
32 Vidalia, GA 10,603 3,787
33 Rome, GA 36,029 3,800
34 Carrollton, GA 26,054 3,825
35 Hampton, GA 7,463 3,842
36 Sandy Springs, GA 103,703 3,850
37 Johns Creek, GA 83,397 3,862
38 Eastman, GA 5,267 3,880
39 Villa Rica, GA 14,900 3,900
40 Dacula, GA 5,366 3,911
41 Alpharetta, GA 63,929 3,931
42 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance), GA 122,292 3,947
43 Douglas, GA 11,566 3,960
44 Clarkston, GA 12,702 3,963
45 Sugar Hill, GA 21,644 3,971
46 Brookhaven, GA 52,382 3,983
47 Stockbridge, GA 28,117 4,036
48 Loganville, GA 11,355 4,043
49 Lagrange, GA 30,442 4,052
50 Suwanee, GA 18,655 4,053
51 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government, GA 11,096 4,069
52 Brunswick, GA 15,919 4,076
53 Austell, GA 7,227 4,103
54 Dalton, GA 33,540 4,114
55 Atlanta, GA 465,230 4,115
56 Locust Grove, GA 6,340 4,124
57 Acworth, GA 22,163 4,137
58 Canton, GA 25,806 4,145
59 Dunwoody, GA 48,857 4,148
60 Statesboro, GA 30,649 4,168
61 Dallas, GA 12,760 4,173
62 Covington, GA 13,728 4,254
63 Powder Springs, GA 14,765 4,255
64 Cumming, GA 5,856 4,256
65 Savannah, GA 145,094 4,283
66 Adel, GA 5,291 4,306
67 Tyrone, GA 7,199 4,312
68 Eatonton, GA 6,512 4,335
69 Valdosta, GA 56,036 4,337
70 Waycross, GA 14,009 4,351
71 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance), GA 196,899 4,367
72 Cartersville, GA 20,235 4,373
73 Mcdonough, GA 23,504 4,406
74 Calhoun, GA 16,133 4,421
75 Kingsland, GA 16,562 4,444
76 Milledgeville, GA 18,892 4,464
77 Griffin, GA 22,710 4,467
78 Pooler, GA 22,477 4,470
79 Conyers, GA 15,803 4,494
80 Roswell, GA 94,239 4,530
81 Perry, GA 15,633 4,531
82 Glennville, GA 5,098 4,532
83 Byron, GA 5,067 4,556
84 Fitzgerald, GA 8,884 4,603
85 Thomasville, GA 18,503 4,611
86 Centerville, GA 7,646 4,629
87 Swainsboro, GA 7,370 4,638
88 Monroe, GA 13,298 4,668
89 Thomson, GA 6,599 4,706
90 Barnesville, GA 6,553 4,767
91 Douglasville, GA 32,768 4,872
92 Thomaston, GA 8,844 4,892
93 Decatur, GA 22,022 4,921
94 Hawkinsville, GA 5,296 4,947
95 Sylvester, GA 5,983 4,978
96 Americus, GA 15,839 4,985
97 Richmond Hill, GA 11,766 5,072
98 Winder, GA 15,403 5,107
99 Dublin, GA 15,889 5,123
100 Cordele, GA 10,901 5,137

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