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View Poll Results: Which city on the West Coast has the strongest Black presence
Los Angeles 60 25.86%
Oakland 155 66.81%
Seattle 3 1.29%
Phoenix 3 1.29%
Las Vegas 3 1.29%
Sacramento 2 0.86%
Richmond, CA 1 0.43%
Vallejo 4 1.72%
Riverside 1 0.43%
San Diego 0 0%
Voters: 232. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-02-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Tacoma is 12% Black, which is one of the highest on the West Coast for a city above 200,000. While Seattle is only about 8% black (largely concentrated in South Seattle), there are a number of cities between Seattle and Tacoma that have black percentages between 10% and 20% (Kent , Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, etc.)

So I'd argue that the stretch between South Seattle and Tacoma - including the cities in between - has a pretty strong black presence by Western standards. In addition, that area has a relatively strong history of black culture, with figures such as Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, and Sir-Mix-a-Lot and a lot of black NBA talent like Brandon Roy, Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford, Isaiah Thomas, Nate Robinson, Doug Christie, etc. emerging from there.
These are both numbers that include miles race black and black Hispanics. Tacoma is 10.4% black and Seattle is 6-7% black.

Also LA is obviously premier, and Oakland. Why even delve into them? As an east coaster I selfishly want to learn more about LV, Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and Denver
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Old Yesterday, 03:28 PM
 
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https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...ark-county-nv/

Per '17, Clark County is 11.4% black. Alameda (Oakland) is 10.2% black; Sacramento County is 9.3% black; Los Angeles County is 7.8% black...

I think in the case of large West Coast cities, and there is only a handful, but in the case of these cities, its widely understood that West Coast cities have outsized black influence relative to cities out east or elsewhere with similar black populations. In the case of these cities, I think Vegas has firmly moved into the "third" most attractive city for blacks out West, but even though it has the largest population by percentage, as of yet it lacks the history and entrenched hallmarks of influence that Oakland and LA have. And even then, Sacramento tends to be underrated in this regard, and is very similar in depth of its black community as LV...
I used us quick facts to get my 12.5 percent number. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...a,US/PST045217
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Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Solano County is 14.7% Black
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Old Yesterday, 05:44 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Tacoma is 12% Black, which is one of the highest on the West Coast for a city above 200,000. While Seattle is only about 8% black (largely concentrated in South Seattle), there are a number of cities between Seattle and Tacoma that have black percentages between 10% and 20% (Kent , Renton, Federal Way, Tukwila, etc.)

So I'd argue that the stretch between South Seattle and Tacoma - including the cities in between - has a pretty strong black presence by Western standards. In addition, that area has a relatively strong history of black culture, with figures such as Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, and Sir-Mix-a-Lot and a lot of black NBA talent like Brandon Roy, Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford, Isaiah Thomas, Nate Robinson, Doug Christie, etc. emerging from there.
But the thing is, a lot of the black population in Seattle is from immigration. Tukwila for example has a lot of Somalis - probably the majority of the black population. Same with Ethiopians/Eritreans in some of the south Seattle neighborhoods.

Tacoma seems to have a higher percentage of US born blacks.
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Old Yesterday, 05:54 PM
 
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These are both numbers that include miles race black and black Hispanics. Tacoma is 10.4% black and Seattle is 6-7% black.

Also LA is obviously premier, and Oakland. Why even delve into them? As an east coaster I selfishly want to learn more about LV, Central Valley, San Joaquin Valley, and Denver
I’m not sure what you’re talking about but according to the 2018 summary below and to the 2010 census Tacoma is 12% Black. The Margin off error for ACS is not precise enough if we’re talking about 1-2% differences. ACS is just a sample that provides rough estimates with relatively high margins of error.
http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-...ma-population/

If we’re talking apples to apples I wasn’t aware Black Hispanics were not being included for all the other cities. Can you provide evidence for that? The Census/ACS treat ethnicity separately from race and typically when they list race they’re not parsing out Hispanic blacks as far as I can tell.
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Old Today, 07:58 AM
 
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But the thing is, a lot of the black population in Seattle is from immigration. Tukwila for example has a lot of Somalis - probably the majority of the black population. Same with Ethiopians/Eritreans in some of the south Seattle neighborhoods.

Tacoma seems to have a higher percentage of US born blacks.
Actually, there is a strong Black presence in that area due to the strong military presence in that area as well. So, I'n sure that most of the Black people in that general area are African Americans.
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Old Today, 08:07 AM
 
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Solano County is 14.7% Black
Yup...Places like Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield and Vacaville may surprise some people in terms of percentage(all between 10-25%). Again, it is a county that has a pretty strong military presence and as recent as 2010-2014 census info., the black median household income was at/around the national figure at the time($53,482 national figure/$53,735 black figure for Solano County). So, there is a pretty decent black middle class presence.
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