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Old 01-26-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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How do the five core counties in Atlanta rank in terms of diversity? Would you say that Atlanta is over all integrated or segregated?
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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How do the five core counties in Atlanta rank in terms of diversity? Would you say that Atlanta is over all integrated or segregated?
basically, to summarize, it's hit or miss.

clayton county is all black, south dekalb is mostly black, and far north fulton (johns creek and milton only— alpharetta is now integrated), east cobb, and far west cobb are almost all white.

close intown, there is a sharp divide between blacks and whites, with whites living to the north and east, and blacks living to the south and west.

however, the rest of the metro area is actually integrated far more than you would think. gwinnett, sandy springs, south cobb, chamblee, doraville, east atlanta, and now alpharetta are all fairly well integrated.

here's a handy map:

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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I think less diverse than most major cities in America. The white and black combination is still something like 85% of the metro. Gwinnet county is definitely the diversity hotspot in the area.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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I think less diverse than most major cities in America. The white and black combination is still something like 85% of the metro. Gwinnet county is definitely the diversity hotspot in the area.
You would be wrong. Atlanta is one of the most diverse and integrated:

http://mumford.albany.edu/census/new...ntajournal.pdf

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Atlanta recognized as one of the least segregated cities in the US | Adair Park

Is their voluntary segregation? Yes, but less so than in other cities. A trip to Detroit, NYC or Chicago or a bunch of other cities will show you how crazy it can get.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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basically, to summarize, it's hit or miss.

clayton county is all black, south dekalb is mostly black, and far north fulton (johns creek and milton only— alpharetta is now integrated), east cobb, and far west cobb are almost all white.

close intown, there is a sharp divide between blacks and whites, with whites living to the north and east, and blacks living to the south and west.

however, the rest of the metro area is actually integrated far more than you would think. gwinnett, sandy springs, south cobb, chamblee, doraville, east atlanta, and now alpharetta are all fairly well integrated.
The areas you list as "all black" or "all white" still have a large minority population. For instance, Roswell is 12% Black, 4% Asian, and 16% Hispanic - not exactly "almost all white"; Clayton County is 19% White, 5% Asian, and 14% Hispanic - not exactly "all black". These places are majority one race or another (most places are) and they have a higher percentage of one race, but they are not homogeneous.

The entire Metro Atlanta area is somewhat like this, though most is less dominated by one race than the above examples.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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You would be wrong. Atlanta is one of the most diverse and integrated:

http://mumford.albany.edu/census/new...ntajournal.pdf

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Atlanta recognized as one of the least segregated cities in the US | Adair Park

Is their voluntary segregation? Yes, but less so than in other cities. A trip to Detroit, NYC or Chicago or a bunch of other cities will show you how crazy it can get.
Very true.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The areas you list as "all black" or "all white" still have a large minority population. For instance, Roswell is 12% Black, 4% Asian, and 16% Hispanic - not exactly "almost all white"; Clayton County is 19% White, 5% Asian, and 14% Hispanic - not exactly "all black". These places are majority one race or another (most places are) and they have a higher percentage of one race, but they are not homogeneous.

The entire Metro Atlanta area is somewhat like this, though most is less dominated by one race than the above examples.
And Johns Creek is 62.5% white, hardly "almost all white."
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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And Johns Creek is 62.5% white, hardly "almost all white."
Exactly...it's just a false perception that exists about certain areas of Atlanta.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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Atlanta is way less segregated than most large cities up north.
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:28 PM
 
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You would be wrong. Atlanta is one of the most diverse and integrated:

http://mumford.albany.edu/census/new...ntajournal.pdf

US2010

Atlanta recognized as one of the least segregated cities in the US | Adair Park

Is their voluntary segregation? Yes, but less so than in other cities. A trip to Detroit, NYC or Chicago or a bunch of other cities will show you how crazy it can get.
My post wasn't referencing integration among different groups. I was just talking about diversity in general. Atlanta doesn't have the diversity that Houston, Dallas, LA, or San Fran have for instance.
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