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Old 04-29-2016, 05:07 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Lower Merion as a whole is ~80%/20% white/visible minority. The public schools are 75%/25%. I wouldn't call it diverse in the objective sense, but it's hardly lily white, especially for a suburban area.

Whether that's diverse enough for the OP is something else entirely. The bigger issue, IMO, is finding a 3-bedroom rental for $1,700.
Wikipedia says 85% white. That means that roughly, there will be one or two black kids in each class. I know I wouldn't want to be that one.
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Old 04-29-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Wikipedia says 85% white. That means that roughly, there will be one or two black kids in each class. I know I wouldn't want to be that one.
More recent census survey data estimates the township as 81.7% white. I don't know if this site is considered a "competitor," so my preemptive apologies in advance:
http://statisticalatlas.com/county-s...-and-Ethnicity

Of course, the public schools will have a higher percentage of visible minorities, and in LMSD, that's 26.4%:
Lower Merion School District: Fast Facts

The high schools range from 17.9-21.2% POC; middle schools 16.2-28%; and elementary schools 9.7-30%. It's all right here.

I'm not in the business of telling the OP what is, and is not, diverse enough for her. I'm just here to provide the stats. The rest is up to her.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:38 AM
 
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Sure, but overall it ain't diverse. Maybe Ardmore is the most diverse, but even that town is 85% white.
I'm AA. I grew up in Haverford which, for the OP, is "next door" to Ardmore. Although there aren't a lot of black people, there have been black people in the area for decades. I never felt uncomfortable.
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