Four new city proposals have cropped up, all in Cobb County. (Photo by Kelly Jordan.)

Buckhead’s tumultuous bid to break away from Atlanta has been scuppered for now, but its demise in the Georgia legislature made way for four new proposed cities, all in Cobb County.

Three of those proposed cities continue the established Atlanta story about who tries to incorporate and why. East Cobb, Vinings, and Lost Mountain are majority-white communities, wealthier than the surrounding area, where some residents have expressed frustration at being yoked to the wider county.

But the proposed city of Mableton would be majority-Black, and, like a few other new Black cities in metro-Atlanta, it’s telling a different story about why municipalities incorporate.

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  1. Mableton is not black majority. Here are the numbers I found:

    Black or African American: 45.25%
    White: 44.18%
    Other race: 5.22%
    Two or more races: 3.36%

    Looks extremely diverse to me, once of the reasons I love living here.

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