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Unread 03-26-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: University Village
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what is the biggest mexican/hispanic neighborhood in the city? is it still pilsen? because if my knowledge was correct pilsen was it or still is im not sure
The days of Pilsen being THE Mexican neighborhood inthe city are long gone. 26th street eclipsed 18th street 30 years ago, and you will find countless "Little Mexico"s scattered all over the metro area, including far-flung suburbs like Elgin and Aurora.

Pilsen remains important as a cultural center and for historic reasons, but at his point it is a more attractive to immigrants from the suburbs and UIC - who tend see it as cool, funky, cheap, and close by - than it is to immigrants from Mexico - who tend to see it as not all that cheap, crowded and dirty.

The neighborhood is caught in a catch 22 where it needs to become more middle class to remain Mexican, but since currently the only sources of middle class people willing to move there are Americanized Euro-Americans or Americanized Mexican-Americans, it would need to become less Mexican to become more Mexican, an oxymoron. It is a heads it changes, tails it changes scenario.

Although some people are extremely stressed about it, nobody has quite figured out how to stop it from happening, because, as I said, it is not compelling to Mexican immigrants any more, unless those Mexican immigrants also happen to be artsy / slacker types.

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Unread 03-27-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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I'm looking at a guide I have called "Latino Landscape - A Metro Chicago Guide and Non Profit Directory." It's from 2008, but here goes:

Of Chicago Latino population, 79% is Mexican; 9% is Puerto Rican; 3% is Central American; 3% is South American; 1% is Cuban and less than 1% is Dominican. 5% is considered "other Latino."

The largest area in Metropolotan Chicago is hands-down Cicero which is 82% Latino, follwed by Waukegan at 56% and Elgin at 41%.

There's no data for neighborhoods within Chicago, though. But here's something interesting: the average median household income of Latinos by country of origin: Panama $132,817; Costa Rican $90,557; followed by Honduras, Paraguay, Argentina. Mexican is in thre middle with $47,291. The lowest is Uruguayan at $25,960.
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Unread 03-27-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm looking at a guide I have called "Latino Landscape - A Metro Chicago Guide and Non Profit Directory." It's from 2008, but here goes:

Of Chicago Latino population, 79% is Mexican; 9% is Puerto Rican; 3% is Central American; 3% is South American; 1% is Cuban and less than 1% is Dominican. 5% is considered "other Latino."
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Chicago does have the 2nd biggest mexican pop next to LA and the 2nd biggest puerto rican pop next o NY
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Unread 03-27-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Logan Square
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I'm looking at a guide I have called "Latino Landscape - A Metro Chicago Guide and Non Profit Directory." It's from 2008, but here goes:

Of Chicago Latino population, 79% is Mexican; 9% is Puerto Rican; 3% is Central American; 3% is South American; 1% is Cuban and less than 1% is Dominican. 5% is considered "other Latino."

The largest area in Metropolotan Chicago is hands-down Cicero which is 82% Latino, follwed by Waukegan at 56% and Elgin at 41%.

There's no data for neighborhoods within Chicago, though. But here's something interesting: the average median household income of Latinos by country of origin: Panama $132,817; Costa Rican $90,557; followed by Honduras, Paraguay, Argentina. Mexican is in thre middle with $47,291. The lowest is Uruguayan at $25,960.
Sheiza, I have got to find myself a Panamanian Papi.
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Unread 03-27-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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sheiza, i have got to find myself a panamanian papi.

lmao
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