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These three metro Atlanta cities are among the most diverse in America

December 21, 2016 Atlanta: Mason Voudrie took in the view of the midtown Atlanta skyline reflected in Lake Clare Meer at Piedmont Park on the first day of winter, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Winter officially began with cold morning temperatures leaving a thin layer of frost that covered some lawns, mailboxes and cars. But as the day progressed it didn't seem so wintry, "But sunshine's out this afternoon, pushing our high today into the upper 50s and a few low-to-mid 60s,"? Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. It will get even warmer this weekend. Temps are expected to reach 57 degrees Christmas Eve and increase to 64 degrees Christmas Day. There is also a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 20 percent rain chance Sunday. JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM
December 21, 2016 Atlanta: Mason Voudrie took in the view of the midtown Atlanta skyline reflected in Lake Clare Meer at Piedmont Park on the first day of winter, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Winter officially began with cold morning temperatures leaving a thin layer of frost that covered some lawns, mailboxes and cars. But as the day progressed it didn't seem so wintry, "But sunshine's out this afternoon, pushing our high today into the upper 50s and a few low-to-mid 60s,"? Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said. It will get even warmer this weekend. Temps are expected to reach 57 degrees Christmas Eve and increase to 64 degrees Christmas Day. There is also a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 20 percent rain chance Sunday. JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

Credit: JOHN SPINK / AJC

America is a melting pot full of varying ethnicities and backgrounds. But which cities exemplify our differences the best? Three metro Atlanta areas do a pretty good job, according to WalletHub's 30 most diverse cities in America list.

Sandy Springs, Roswell and Johns Creek all made the cut, placing 15th, 22nd and 24th, respectively.

Those areas were among the 501 largest cities the finance website analyzed to determine the results. Using 13 metrics across five key dimensions − socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious diversity − researchers found that “there is a direct relationship between  diversity (with inclusion) and successful output.”

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While Johns Creek broke the top 30 list overall, it fell short on the subcategory for least household type of diversity at No. 501. Atlanta also fell to the bottom of the pack at No. 497 on the least household-size diversity ranking.

So which places nabbed the first three spots? New York was No. 1, Jersey City was No. 2 and Houston was No. 3. Those locations were in the top five of other subcategories including most racial and ethnic, and linguistic diversity.

Take a look at the map below to learn more about the report.

Source: WalletHub

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