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Old 07-02-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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Where did people from different areas of America settle in California?

My understanding so far is this:

SF Bay Area-New England, East Coast, Upper Midwest
Los Angeles-same as SF Bay Area, but with more of a Midwestern presence
Orange/San Diego/Riverside/San Bernandino Counties: Lower Midwest, Texas, the Deep South
the Central Valley: Lower Midwest, the Great Plains states

Of course, there are plenty of people in all areas of CA who came from all over, but this was the general mid-20th century pattern, no?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Don't look now but like you, some of us actually came from ::::gasp:::: California!
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: California
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My adult children are 3rd generation Californians. Before that our people were living in other countries.

But this is a transient place with people coming here for an opportunity or to follow a dream, only to relocate when another opportunity came up or the dream fizzled. I've made and lost many friends over the years because of that.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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Where did people from different areas of America settle in California?

My understanding so far is this:

SF Bay Area-New England, East Coast, Upper Midwest
Los Angeles-same as SF Bay Area, but with more of a Midwestern presence
Orange/San Diego/Riverside/San Bernandino Counties: Lower Midwest, Texas, the Deep South
the Central Valley: Lower Midwest, the Great Plains states

Of course, there are plenty of people in all areas of CA who came from all over, but this was the general mid-20th century pattern, no?
Take some time to walk through the older cemeteries. The tombstones will tell you where people came from.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Oakland and San Leandro were heavily Portuguese, and then they went over to the Martinez/Concord area. This was in the 1940s-50s. They were eventually driven out of Oakland by the militant black movement (Black Panthers) and the influx of followers from the south in the 1960s and went more into San Leandro and Hayward. Those wanting to farm came over and settled in Lodi.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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This is the annual average between 2005-2009 according to the Census Bureau.

This only counts people who moved from other regions to California, does NOT include the number of people from CA who moved there, but this does squash the myth that no one is moving to California, that's obviously NOT true, in fact, many from other states still are apparently.

Anyway,

Total Year over Year Population Change from other States
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +193,747
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA +97,167
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA +77,709
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA CSA +34,929
Bakersfield, CA MSA +12,621
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA +8,236

Year over Year Population Change from the Northeast
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +30,696
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA +21,582
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA +9,526
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV CSA +3,725
Fresno-Madera, CA +802
Bakersfield, CA MSA +800

Year over Year Population Change from the Midwest
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +35,560
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA +15,967
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA +13,922
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV CSA +5,044
Bakserfield, CA MSA +1,752
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA +1,471

Year over Year Population Change fom the South
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +60,339
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA +27,910
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA +27,430
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV CSA +9,230
Bakersfield, CA MSA +5,546
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA +2,711

Year over Year Population Change from the West
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +67,152
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA +32,188
San Diego-Carslbad-San Marcos, CA MSA +26,351
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV CSA +16,930
Bakersfield, CA MSA +4,523
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA +3,252

Year over Year Population Increase from Foreign Countries
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA +127,847
San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA +73,649
Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV CSA +15,127
Fresno-Madera, CA CSA +5,698
Bakserfield, CA MSA +4,787
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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My immigrant ancestors came from: Ireland (1853) to Northern Cal in 1853), Missouri to Northern Cal in 1853, Minnesota to Northern Cal in 1900, Colorado to Southern Cal in 1920, and Iowa to Southern Cal in 1910s.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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I'm a California native but my parents are from Oklahoma. They lived almost exclusively in towns from Hanford to Oroville and the population (especially in the San Joaquin Valley) was heavily represented by people from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. That's changed pretty radically now - many of their kids/grand kids have moved on to other western states and its majority Mexican. But yeah, the regional generalizations up to about 1970 in the first post seem reasonable.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My understanding
What is the basis of your understanding?
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Where did people from different areas of America settle in California?
Here's a clue to the origin of those who moved to Southern California:

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