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Old 04-04-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Simi Valley, California - which was once part of the USA
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Which is the least international? I understand that these cities all get transplants but it was my understand that the south is mostly black and white. I ruled out Atlanta because apparently it has a lot of Asian and Mexican immigrants
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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i'd say Charlotte
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:36 PM
 
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Charlotte is probably the least international. Some of those immediate pockets around RTP like Morrisville, Cary, and southern Durham County are pretty international, and might beat out anything in the Charlotte metro. So, Atlanta would be the most international, followed by Raleigh/Durham, and then Charlotte.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I agree with the other posts that Charlotte has the lowest foreign born presence and Atlanta the highest.

Foreign born proportions per metro area, based on 2009-2013 American Community Survey data:

Atlanta: 720983/5379176 = 13.4%
Raleigh + Durham: 198254/1679487 = 11.8%
Charlotte: 207619/2261321 = 9.2%

Keep in mind this is a 5 year average for the entire metropolitan areas, including outlying rural counties, and the trend is towards a continued increasing international presence - so the current year 2015 proportions in the core urban areas are significantly higher in all three cases.

The national average for the same time period is 12.9% - just below Atlanta's.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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I think Charlotte's more conservative 'burbs are less expensive than Atlanta's, particularly Gaston County. None of Atlanta's immediate suburbs are that conservative, or that cheap.
I think one difference between Atlanta and Charlotte is that in the latter metro, Gastonia and Rock Hill are semi-independent satellite cities that only recently have become more economically integrated with Charlotte. Atlanta doesn't really have that situation - until you get outside the metro area's official boundaries altogether, such as in Gainesville. And that area of GA is at least as far right politically as virtually anywhere in NC.

Incidentally the GA side of metro Chattanooga is another area the OP may want to investigate.
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Old 04-04-2015, 11:49 PM
 
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I know Cobb County is very historically conservative, which is northwest of Atlanta. However, really hard to say these days considering how many transplants make up the population of the Atlanta metro.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Simi Valley, California - which was once part of the USA
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I know Cobb County is very historically conservative, which is northwest of Atlanta. However, really hard to say these days considering how many transplants make up the population of the Atlanta metro.
Still a center of Tea Party Patriots, but it went red very slimly last cycle. I suspect because it's only 45% white now and last election wasn't normal
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: California x North Carolina (soon)...
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He definitely doesn't want to look at Buford/Gainesville. Probably too liberal for your tastes, and too many Asians (Buford) and Hispanics (both). That said, Gainesville is probably conservative for Metro Atlanta, but I don't think this is where you're looking to be...

I mentioned on a thread over a year ago how these three metros are much alike, and caught all kind of hell! Now everyone agrees with that assessment lol. Overall, you're splitting hairs in these areas based on the criteria you listed. All have a grip of transplants, but not a one of them has lost its Southern identity...
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