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View Poll Results: Which metro area is more diverse?
LA 30 27.78%
NYC 63 58.33%
About equal 15 13.89%
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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Based on the number of different ethnic groups and the porportion in the metro area.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:50 PM
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Probably been done before. But the LA metro has a higher minority % than the NYC metro area by a large margin. The NYC suburbs are nowhere as low in diversity as some make it out to be but most are white majority by decent margin (usually 60% or more). Many if not most LA suburbs are minority majority (I think).

In the NYC metro areas favor, the LA metro's higher diversity is mostly from a much larger hispanic population, which tends to predominately from one country — Mexico. The tri-state area's hispanic population is more diverse in its origins (Central America, South America, Dominican Republic, Mexico and of course Puerto Rico). The tri-state area has a much larger black population %. Brooklyn alone has more black people than all of Chicago. And unlike most places in the US, a sizeable portion of the black population are immigrants or descendants of immigrants. Many are from the West Indies, some are from Africa. And some of the white population (mostly though not entirely the city proper) is first or second generation immigrants, mainly from Eastern Europe. Brooklyn has an enclave dominated by Russians (Brighton Beach).
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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Of course NYC!
LA is mainly hispanic/ latino with whites being a minority, its not what i call diversity. Diversity would be for example 1/3 white 1/3 black and 1/3 asian and latino

which is a bit like NYC is.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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NYC is more ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse.

LA has more "minorities".
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Of course NYC!
LA is mainly hispanic/ latino with whites being a minority, its not what i call diversity. Diversity would be for example 1/3 white 1/3 black and 1/3 asian and latino

which is a bit like NYC is.
Except that we're not comparing just city limits.

By MSA/CSA Los Angeles is more diverse. The Tri-state area is more like 53% white, 17% black, 30% Asian/Latino.

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Old 04-02-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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NYC is more ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse.

LA has more "minorities".
Care to elaborate on this BS?
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Brighton, England
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Except that we're not comparing just city limits.

By MSA/CSA Los Angeles is more diverse. The Tri-state area is more like 53% white, 17% black, 30% Asian/Latino.
hardly! the entire LA metro area is heavily hispanic and getting more hispanic every year
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:58 PM
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Except that we're not comparing just city limits.

By MSA/CSA Los Angeles is more diverse. The Tri-state area is more like 53% white, 17% black, 30% Asian/Latino.
Not really. Their diversity is similar. LA Metro:

44% hispanic
32% white non-hispanic
16% asian
7% black non-hispanic

NYC metro:

49% white non-hispanic
23% hispanic
17% black non-hispanice
11% asian

by overall mix, the percentages seem similar. In NYC's favor there's more a mix of origin of white, black, and hispanic ethniticies.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: LBC
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hardly! the entire LA metro area is heavily hispanic and getting more hispanic every year
And the NY is metro is even more heavily Anglo. Your point makes sense only if you weigh European ethnicities more than those from Latin America.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:16 PM
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And the NY is metro is even more heavily Anglo. Your point makes sense only if you weigh European ethnicities more than those from Latin America.
Not by much though. And it's not really Anglo in the sense of ancenstry from England, Italy, Ireland and Eastern European Jewish are probably all more common.
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