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These Georgia cities are among the most diverse in the US, report says

People of all backgrounds make up the United States, but there are a few places that exemplify our differences the best, including a few cities in Georgia, according to a new report.

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WalletHub, a personal finance site, recently released its annual “Most Diverse Cities in the U.S.” list, the final installment of its diversity series, which includes studies on the socioeconomic, cultural and economic multiplicities across the country.

The publication’s experts defined diverse locations as areas with the most mixed demographics across five major categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious. They then compared the 501 most populous cities in the United States across the five dimensions using 13 metrics. 

Analysts also used the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index method, “which is a commonly accepted measure of market concentration that also works effectively as a general-purpose measure of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, occupations, languages, nationalities)” they wrote.

After analyzing the results, they found that Jersey City and Houston took first and second place, respectively, but Sandy Springs wasn’t too far behind at No. 14. Roswell and Johns Creek also made the top 30 at No. 23 and No. 24, respectively. Here’s a breakdown of the rankings. 

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Sandy Springs

Socioeconomic diversity: 16

Cultural diversity: 84

Economic diversity: 477

Household diversity: 421

Religious diversity: 2


Socioeconomic diversity: 19

Cultural diversity: 121

Economic diversity: 440

Household diversity: 417

Religious diversity: 2

Johns Creek

Socioeconomic diversity: 85

Cultural diversity: 41

Economic diversity: 487

Household diversity: 501

Religious diversity: 2

While Sandy Springs, Roswell and Johns Creek tied for most religious diversity, Johns Creek was dead last for least household-type diversity. Johns Creek also fell to the bottom of the pack for least marital status diversity at No. 500. 

The city of Atlanta was ranked 93rd, while Columbus was 82nd and Savannah 143rd.

Overall, Georgia is one of the most diverse states in the country, according to a 2017 WalletHub article. It was in the top 20 at No. 13 thanks to its high cultural and household diversity rankings.

Want to know how other areas fared in its most recent report? Take a look at the map of findings below. 

Source: WalletHub

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