The 10 Most Diverse Cities In Georgia For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh 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 129 cities in Georgia from most to least diverse.

Here are the 10 most diverse places in Georgia for 2021:

  1. Duluth
  2. Lilburn
  3. Hapeville
  4. Lawrenceville
  5. Chamblee
  6. Norcross
  7. Forest Park
  8. Smyrna
  9. Peachtree Corners
  10. Hinesville

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

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Georgia For 2021

Duluth, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,370

HHI: 2,516
% White: 33.9%
% African American: 22.0%
% Asian: 25.2%
More on Duluth: PhotosData

Lilburn, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,644

HHI: 2,574
% White: 29.5%
% African American: 16.0%
% Asian: 19.7%
More on Lilburn: PhotosData

Hapeville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,577

HHI: 2,757
% White: 22.7%
% African American: 40.4%
% Asian: 2.8%
More on Hapeville: PhotosData

Lawrenceville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 29,719

HHI: 2,794
% White: 30.5%
% African American: 33.8%
% Asian: 6.1%
More on Lawrenceville: PhotosData

Chamblee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,232

HHI: 3,018
% White: 36.0%
% African American: 15.8%
% Asian: 7.8%
More on Chamblee: PhotosData

Norcross, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,458

HHI: 3,102
% White: 19.7%
% African American: 21.9%
% Asian: 10.1%
More on Norcross: PhotosData

Forest Park, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 19,723

HHI: 3,149
% White: 17.3%
% African American: 45.4%
% Asian: 6.7%
More on Forest Park: PhotosData

Smyrna, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 56,268

HHI: 3,150
% White: 44.2%
% African American: 30.0%
% Asian: 7.7%
More on Smyrna: PhotosData

Peachtree Corners, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 43,057

HHI: 3,252
% White: 48.9%
% African American: 22.8%
% Asian: 10.3%
More on Peachtree Corners: PhotosData

Hinesville, GA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 32,996

HHI: 3,256
% White: 31.8%
% African American: 44.7%
% Asian: 2.6%
More on Hinesville: PhotosData

How we determined the most diverse cities in Georgia for 2021

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 2015-2019 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 129 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 2,516 (Duluth) to 7,553 (Fort Oglethorpe).

Finally, we ranked each city based on the HHI with a lower score being more diverse than a high score. Duluth took the distinction of being the most diverse, while Fort Oglethorpe was the least diverse city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Dahlonega
  3. Union City

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Diverse Cities In Georgia For 2021

Rank City Population HHI
1 Duluth, GA 29,370 2,516
2 Lilburn, GA 12,644 2,574
3 Hapeville, GA 6,577 2,757
4 Lawrenceville, GA 29,719 2,794
5 Chamblee, GA 29,232 3,018
6 Norcross, GA 16,458 3,102
7 Forest Park, GA 19,723 3,149
8 Smyrna, GA 56,268 3,150
9 Peachtree Corners, GA 43,057 3,252
10 Hinesville, GA 32,996 3,256
11 Grovetown, GA 14,053 3,365
12 Garden City, GA 8,885 3,374
13 Fayetteville, GA 17,586 3,435
14 Gainesville, GA 39,991 3,442
15 Marietta, GA 60,544 3,466
16 Rome, GA 36,332 3,496
17 Moultrie, GA 14,069 3,511
18 Cedartown, GA 9,999 3,524
19 Villa Rica, GA 15,392 3,530
20 Johns Creek, GA 83,999 3,549
21 Morrow, GA 6,965 3,575
22 Snellville, GA 19,778 3,586
23 Kennesaw, GA 33,960 3,613
24 Cairo, GA 9,446 3,625
25 Warner Robins, GA 76,115 3,651
26 Loganville, GA 12,010 3,677
27 Dacula, GA 5,919 3,681
28 Newnan, GA 39,019 3,683
29 Buford, GA 16,143 3,750
30 Columbus, GA 195,739 3,783
31 Doraville, GA 10,228 3,810
32 Vidalia, GA 10,409 3,819
33 Carrollton, GA 26,570 3,837
34 Sugar Hill, GA 23,121 3,841
35 Alpharetta, GA 65,590 3,844
36 Tifton, GA 16,644 3,879
37 Palmetto, GA 5,095 3,913
38 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance), GA 124,719 3,916
39 Sandy Springs, GA 107,072 3,916
40 Eastman, GA 5,135 3,919
41 Adel, GA 5,289 3,921
42 Powder Springs, GA 15,163 3,951
43 Jesup, GA 9,753 3,956
44 Dunwoody, GA 49,371 3,968
45 Austell, GA 7,205 3,969
46 Suwanee, GA 19,743 3,973
47 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government, GA 10,560 3,976
48 Statesboro, GA 31,495 4,001
49 Acworth, GA 22,534 4,026
50 Locust Grove, GA 6,954 4,032
51 Brookhaven, GA 53,819 4,033
52 Dalton, GA 33,571 4,035
53 Atlanta, GA 488,800 4,059
54 Port Wentworth, GA 8,463 4,079
55 Covington, GA 13,967 4,089
56 Brunswick, GA 16,122 4,097
57 Savannah, GA 145,403 4,143
58 Douglas, GA 11,556 4,199
59 Lagrange, GA 30,400 4,214
60 Clarkston, GA 12,750 4,221
61 Stockbridge, GA 29,089 4,245
62 Dallas, GA 13,321 4,259
63 Pooler, GA 23,858 4,265
64 Hampton, GA 7,735 4,293
65 Valdosta, GA 56,095 4,308
66 Centerville, GA 7,751 4,321
67 Roswell, GA 94,498 4,332
68 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance), GA 197,191 4,347
69 Canton, GA 28,166 4,367
70 Byron, GA 5,149 4,397
71 Thomaston, GA 8,774 4,432
72 Milledgeville, GA 18,738 4,438
73 Monroe, GA 13,418 4,438
74 Griffin, GA 22,748 4,444
75 Kingsland, GA 17,093 4,450
76 Thomson, GA 6,593 4,451
77 Eatonton, GA 6,603 4,510
78 Richmond Hill, GA 12,720 4,518
79 Perry, GA 16,595 4,531
80 Thomasville, GA 18,539 4,557
81 Tyrone, GA 7,295 4,604
82 Glennville, GA 5,066 4,606
83 Douglasville, GA 33,052 4,608
84 Waycross, GA 13,692 4,673
85 Jackson, GA 5,061 4,688
86 Calhoun, GA 16,940 4,690
87 Cumming, GA 6,309 4,691
88 Winder, GA 16,413 4,751
89 Conyers, GA 15,986 4,774
90 Bainbridge, GA 12,199 4,780
91 Barnesville, GA 6,650 4,800
92 Fitzgerald, GA 8,812 4,826
93 Cartersville, GA 20,870 4,835
94 Decatur, GA 24,002 4,875
95 Mcdonough, GA 24,852 4,886
96 Lovejoy, GA 6,179 4,898
97 Milton, GA 38,759 4,947
98 Sandersville, GA 5,546 4,965
99 Commerce, GA 6,858 5,025
100 Sylvester, GA 5,865 5,077

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