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Old 07-13-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Naperville is a large suburb approaching 150,000 population that is located in Will and DuPage Counties. White, Indian, Chinese, Black, Hispanic, and other persons, call it home.
Although technically true, since population is over 150,000, Naperville is mostly just a white and Asian area, by and large. People don't really move to Naperville for it's diversity. Neighboring cities of Bollingbrook and Aurora are more notable for their diversity than Naperville.

If Naperville was known for its diversity then Naperville residents wouldn't get defensive about their town being referred to as a "white bubble". It's like how people with money always try to tell everyone about the struggles they've have gone through or try to prove to people that they really aren't that privileged. And how people who are kinda ghetto always have to let people know how much money and wealth they have. If there wasn't any truth to the accusation then it wouldn't sting.

Calling Naperville a "white bubble" prabobly isn't very fair. But I wasn't the one who said it.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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It is not well integrated?
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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It is not well integrated?
There aren't enough of non-whites in Naperville for any integration to be particularly impressive. No, it's not "well" integrated because there aren't "well" enough of non-whites for "well" integation. There is a significant Asian population but white-Asian integation is common.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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Calling Naperville a "white bubble" prabobly isn't very fair.
Is there more than one Naperville?
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Although technically true, since population is over 150,000, Naperville is mostly just a white and Asian area, by and large.
Yep. 95% White and Asian in 2005. Median household income of $101K. That's not diverse by any definition.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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Naperville is a large suburb approaching 150,000 population that is located in Will and DuPage Counties. White, Indian, Chinese, Black, Hispanic, and other persons, call it home. It is very well regarded for it's schools. To the best of my knowledge it is a nice place to live, work and attend school.

Generally speaking, I personally do not view demographics as a whole, or that it indicates how diverse and integrated any community is. I think diversity is found: in city parks and what is offered to residents at low or no cost, in the dissimilar places of worship, and to a lesser degree in the variety of restaurants. To me One of This and One of That carefully placed throughout a large and growing community does not diversity make. That races naturally segregate does not seem to be helpful in most communities.

Demographics can explain the racial balance. 0.4%, 2.1% or even 10% is not very diverse in a city of one million, but it might be diverse in a town of, say, 10,000. If one is looking for a diverse community that is somewhat blended research and review is a good thing to undertake before one moves. .
The website is called City Data. You personally may not care about city data but the website is, in fact, called City Data.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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The website is called City Data. You personally may not care about city data but the website is, in fact, called City Data.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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The national averages are around 14%. Illinois, as a whole reflects that number too. That said there are many states that are have far less, among the more surprising are California, which only has about 6%. Even very liberal Massachusetts is around 7%. Black African American Demographics Population

The percentage of kids of AA background at the various high schools that serve Naperville is sorta interesting:
Naperville Central

Naperville North

Neuqua Valley

Metea Valley

Waubonsie Valley
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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Here is another Illinois population perspective. The AA population in the 10 largest cities in Illinois. I deliberately excluded downstate.

Chicago 37%; Waukegan 19%; Joliet 18%; Rockford 17%; Aurora 11%; Elgin 7%; Naperville 3%; Cicero 1%;

Cities over 5,000+ Maywood 83%; Country Club Hills 82%.

Cities over 500+ Ford Heights 96%

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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Just checking to make sure my posts are still here. Cool.
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