Mainstream, USA

About This Episode


97 - Clarkston went from being 97% American born in 1980...

46 - ...to 46% foreign born in 2010

85 - Percentage of Clarkston’s businesses owned by refugees and immigrants

43 - Number of different countries represented in Clarkston, Georgia

Welcome to Clarkston, Georgia — one of America’s most diverse square miles. Designated as a refugee resettlement site in the 1980s, Clarkston is home to people from over 40 different countries. Once a hub for the Ku Klux Klan, the city has gone from being 90% white to 82% non-white in just 30 years. "America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" examines how Clarkston’s daily realities reflect wider demographic trends, and explore the collaborations and collisions that are occurring between the old and new South.

"America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" is a new and innovative documentary series, revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA.