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Old 07-26-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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Default Minneapolis vs Seattle: Larger Black/White Biracial Population?

Was having a discussion with a friend, and I said, 'I know how we can settle this!" I thought of you guys. How sweet of me.

Sooo .... ?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:47 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Was having a discussion with a friend, and I said, 'I know how we can settle this!" I thought of you guys. How sweet of me.

Sooo .... ?
you mean which ones are fatter? I'd say Seattle because of the extra calories that binge drinking puts on.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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I mean, really Genghis?

"F Troop" references??
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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Seattle.....
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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At what level?

Source: American FactFinder

City propers:
Minneapolis: 5,229
Seattle: 4,845

Combined Statistical Area
Minneapolis CSA: 30,840
Seattle CSA: 38,715
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Vancouver B.C.
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Was having a discussion with a friend, and I said, 'I know how we can settle this!" I thought of you guys. How sweet of me.

Sooo .... ?
Easily Seattle, that does not even include the entire metro area with cities like Tacoma, Kent, Bellevue etc... Tacoma has one of the highest percentage multiracial populations in the United States.

And if we include people mixed with another ethnicity besides black, Seattle blows Minneapolis out of the water.

P.S. If you don't believe me. Simply look at the map provided below from the 2000 census. The contrast between western states and eastern states is pretty stark. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington state are near the top. http://www.censusscope.org/us/map_multiracial.html

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:41 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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Was having a discussion with a friend, and I said, 'I know how we can settle this!" I thought of you guys. How sweet of me.

Sooo .... ?
There will never be a known answer to this.

A good amount of biracials just identify as Black so that large portion of biracials aren't accounted for. So it skews the numbers a lot. Whatever figure you may come across in this thread is basically just a guess.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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Easily Seattle, that does not even include the entire metro area with cities like Tacoma, Kent, Bellevue etc... Tacoma has one of the highest percentage multiracial populations in the United States.

And if we include people mixed with another ethnicity besides black, Seattle blows Minneapolis out of the water.

P.S. If you don't believe me. Simply look at the map provided below from the 2000 census. The contrast between western states and eastern states is pretty stark. Hawaii, Alaska, California, Washington state are near the top. CensusScope -- Demographic Maps: Multiracial Population
The link you provided clearly shows the MPLS - STPL MSA with more white and black couples than the Seattle MSA.
MPLS - STPL: 14,956 (24.01%)
Seattle: 11,636 (12.47%)

According to the 2010 census Seattle has 31,247 multiracial couples and the central cities of MPLS - STPL have 28,589. As far as the metro areas are concerned, the Seattle MSA has 183,868 whereas the MPLS - STPL MSA 90,748.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Vancouver B.C.
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The link you provided clearly shows the MPLS - STPL MSA with more white and black couples than the Seattle MSA.
MPLS - STPL: 14,956 (24.01%)
Seattle: 11,636 (12.47%)

According to the 2010 census Seattle has 31,247 multiracial couples and the central cities of MPLS - STPL have 28,589. As far as the metro areas are concerned, the Seattle MSA has 183,868 whereas the MPLS - STPL MSA 90,748.

Exactly the metro area of Seattle has twice the number of mulitracial couples as minneapolis. Plus if you look at Washington state as a whole the number of mulitracial couples is much higher than Minnesota.

As far as what percentage is black/white the suburbs outside of Seattle still surpass Minneapolis. Especially places like Tacoma and south king county.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Interesting.....now I'm curious which metro has more black/half-black residents, because MSP had more black people but Seattle had markedly more bi-racial people, many of whom are half black I assume....

Doesn't the Census measure:
Black
White
Multiracial

???

How do you determine which of the multi-racial people are black or white?
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