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2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.


The racial makeup of Georgia and the rest of the nation is changing. This week the personal finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the nation. Analyst Jill Gonzalez tells us how Athens ranked.

“We looked at many different cities here, more than 500 in all and Athens did pretty well,” according to Gonzalez. “Out of that it ranked 160th in terms of diversity, so definitely well into the top half. Pretty diverse overall here and I think we’ve really seen that become more diverse over time.”

She says three main categories were considered.

“Ethno-racial diversity, so how much of the population is Hispanic, White, Black, Asian and others. We looked at linguistic diversity; so what language is spoken at home, whether it’s English, Spanish, Indo-European languages, Asian-Pacific Islander languages, and then finally birthplace diversity. So, either in-state of residence or anywhere else in the country as well as abroad.”

Gonzalez says Athens fared well in more than one area.

“Athens did the best in terms of Ethno-racial diversity, so I think what most people think of when they think of diversity. That’s where it ranked at 127th, so in the top quarter. It also did pretty well in linguistic diversity, in terms of other languages being spoken at home.”

Johns Creek was rated the most diverse in Georgia, coming in at number 121.

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