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View Poll Results: Which MAJOR city is most similar to Buffalo culturally?
New York City 4 22.22%
Toronto 1 5.56%
Chicago 13 72.22%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2016, 04:06 AM
 
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Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
Ethnically, I believe that the Buffalo area is more Italian than Chicago and is more in line with other Northeastern areas and Toronto in that regard. So, even ethnicity could be viewed as a mixed bag in regards to the Buffalo area. U.S. Italian as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data
Using that website, here is a percentage breakdown of various ethnicities:

Italian:

Buffalo: 18.6%
Chicago: 7.7%
New York: 15.0%

Polish:

Buffalo: 18.6%
Chicago: 10.3%
New York: 4.7%

German:

Buffalo 28.0%
Chicago: 17.0%
New York: 7.9%

Irish:

Buffalo: 19.0%
Chicago: 12.7%
New York: 11.6%

Scottish:

Buffalo: 1.8%
Chicago: 1.1%
New York: 0.8%

English:

Buffalo: 8.5%
Chicago: 4.9%
New York: 3.4%

U.S. Polish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. German as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Irish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Scottish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. English as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

For the record, I voted for NYC but wanted to defend Chicago's inclusion in this poll.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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Originally Posted by urbex15 View Post
Using that website, here is a percentage breakdown of various ethnicities:

Italian:

Buffalo: 18.6%
Chicago: 7.7%
New York: 15.0%

Polish:

Buffalo: 18.6%
Chicago: 10.3%
New York: 4.7%

German:

Buffalo 28.0%
Chicago: 17.0%
New York: 7.9%

Irish:

Buffalo: 19.0%
Chicago: 12.7%
New York: 11.6%

Scottish:

Buffalo: 1.8%
Chicago: 1.1%
New York: 0.8%

English:

Buffalo: 8.5%
Chicago: 4.9%
New York: 3.4%

U.S. Polish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. German as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Irish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Scottish as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. English as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

For the record, I voted for NYC but wanted to defend Chicago's inclusion in this poll.
It is interesting to see the Buffalo metro with a higher Polish percentage than the Chicago metro, given the narrative of Chicago being one of, if not THE epicenter of the Polish American community in the US.

Chicago's Hispanic/Latino population is more Mexican versus being more Puerto Rican like Buffalo and other Northeastern areas. Chicago does have a visible Puerto Rican population as well.

I wouldn't be too surprised if the Detroit metro has similar ethnic percentages as Chicago. Its Arab percentage is probably higher than any of the areas mentioned, but that is a guess.

NYC is likely to have a higher Russian percentage than any of the cities on the list.

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Old 11-06-2016, 07:39 AM
 
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Theirs no way to verify or track refugee's from other countries, Also with all the one dollar houses
in Buffalo for sale and with NYS having the best welfare & health benefits in the country.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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Theirs no way to verify or track refugee's from other countries, Also with all the one dollar houses
in Buffalo for sale and with NYS having the best welfare & health benefits in the country.
Check with the organizations that sponsor them. Many may move later, But there are some initial figures.

Also, NYS isn't the only state that gets refugees and I don't think that the state even gets the highest percentage of refugees.

Anyway, this is hijacking the thread and doesn't have much to do with what the OP is looking for.
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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It is interesting to see the Buffalo metro with a higher Polish percentage than the Chicago metro, given the narrative of Chicago being one of, if not THE epicenter of the Polish American community in the US.
Chicago does have the largest number of Poles of any city outside of Poland. I am not surprised that Buffalo's metro has a higher percentage, however, considering the dominant Polish-American presence in the eastern suburbs. Plus the Polonia neighborhood on Buffalo's eastside, home to the world's largest Dyngus Day celebration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter...lo.2C_New_York

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Chicago's Hispanic/Latino population is more Mexican versus being more Puerto Rican like Buffalo and other Northeastern areas. Chicago does have a visible Puerto Rican population as well.
That appears to be an accurate assessment. Here are the stats:

Buffalo: 3.0% Puerto Rican, 0.5% Mexican
Chicago: 2.1% Puerto Rican, 16.8% Mexican
New York: 6.4% Puerto Rican, 3.0% Mexican

U.S. Puerto Rican Hispanic Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Mexican Hispanic Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

Interestingly, Buffalo has the lowest percentage of Mexicans of any metro over 300k.

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I wouldn't be too surprised if the Detroit metro has similar ethnic percentages as Chicago. Its Arab percentage is probably higher than any of the areas mentioned, but that is a guess.

NYC is likely to have a higher Russian percentage than any of the cities on the list.
Detroit's ethnic breakdown is fairly similar to Chicago's. I thought Chicago had a significantly higher Italian-American population, but the difference between the two cities is only 0.5%.

Here are the percentages of the other ethnicities you mentioned:

U.S. Arab as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Russian as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data
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Old 11-09-2016, 05:41 AM
 
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Chicago does have the largest number of Poles of any city outside of Poland. I am not surprised that Buffalo's metro has a higher percentage, however, considering the dominant Polish-American presence in the eastern suburbs. Plus the Polonia neighborhood on Buffalo's eastside, home to the world's largest Dyngus Day celebration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter...lo.2C_New_York

That appears to be an accurate assessment. Here are the stats:

Buffalo: 3.0% Puerto Rican, 0.5% Mexican
Chicago: 2.1% Puerto Rican, 16.8% Mexican
New York: 6.4% Puerto Rican, 3.0% Mexican

U.S. Puerto Rican Hispanic Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Mexican Hispanic Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

Interestingly, Buffalo has the lowest percentage of Mexicans of any metro over 300k.

Detroit's ethnic breakdown is fairly similar to Chicago's. I thought Chicago had a significantly higher Italian-American population, but the difference between the two cities is only 0.5%.

Here are the percentages of the other ethnicities you mentioned:

U.S. Arab as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

U.S. Russian as First Ancestry Population Percentage Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data
I'm not too surprised by the low Mexican percentage/population, as most of the Hispanics/Latinos in Upstate NY in general tend to be Puerto Rican or from other Caribbean based countries/backgrounds.
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:09 PM
 
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Found the new Tanlegs.
I think this is Tanlegs new account. Uniformly negative.
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