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Old 05-24-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Currently in Jacksonville,FL
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Based on this:
Large Puerto Rican population- Puerto Ricans, like any other ethnic group, would feel more comfortable around other Puerto Ricans. Also a large enough Puerto Rican population, would bring about certain cultural amenities that only Puerto Ricans would see useful.
Low Cost of Living- Puerto Ricans, like everyone else, likes to live a place with a low cost of living, heck who doesnt.
Warm Weather- Most Puerto Ricans like to live in place where the weather is reminiscent to that of Puerto Rico, subtropical Caribbean kinda weather.
Thriving Economy- Puerto Ricans, like everyone else, would like to live in a place where jobs are plentiful, and the economy is atleast somewhat booming.

By these standards, any city in Florida would be good. Though I think the best cities would be Orlando, Philadelphia, New York City, and Chicago.

Orlando has the fastest growing PR population in the country. With many middle class Puerto Rican neighborhoods and suburbs. Puerto Ricans in Orlando are starting to have political clout to the Cubans of Miami or American blacks of Atlanta. Though PRs in Orlando are often seen as very sophisticated compared to PRs in other cities. The metro area as a whole has the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans in the country.

Philadelphia has the 2nd largest and 2nd fastest increasing Puerto Rican population in the country. Philly also has many middle class Puerto Rican neighborhoods, particularly in Upper North Philly and Lower Northeast. One thing that is especially appealing about Philly to Puerto Ricans, is how close it is to New York, with a similar big-city lifestyle and far cheaper cost of living.

Chicago has the 3rd largest Puerto Rican population. Its Humboldt Park is is noted for being the only 'official' Puerto Rican neighborhood in the country and is famous for its Puerto Rican cultural institutions.

New York City has the largest Puerto Rican population, though the PR population is in decline, due to high cost of living and gentrification. Each boro has significant has a significant Puerto Rican population, though the Bronx has the largest in both percentage and raw numbers. Many middle class Puerto Ricans can be seen in Eastern Bronx and parts of Queens. Puerto Ricans started coming to NYC in droves as early as the 1920s, and their legendary impact can be seen in the numerous movies, shows, and books about New York.

Other cities where Puerto Rican migrants would love to live in and would have success in would be: Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Washington DC, Baltimore, Boston, Providence RI, Rochester NY, Cleveland and Columbus in Ohio, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Would do you guys think?
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Actually Orlando has the 2nd largest Puerto Rican community:
  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT MSA - 1,177,430
  2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA - 269,781
  3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA - 238,866
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA - 207,727
  5. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA - 188,502
  6. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA - 143,886
  7. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA - 115,087
  8. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA - 102,911
  9. Springfield, MA MSA - 87,798
  10. New Haven-Milford, CT MSA - 77,578
That said, any of the cities on the list will work. If you are looking for a huge Puerto Rican community, I would take NYC, Orlando, Philly, Miami, or Chicago. Any of the others will work too.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Miami
Los Angeles
San Diego
Tampa
Orlando
New Orleans
New York City (despite the cold winters)
Ft. Lauderdale
West Palm Beach
Honolulu
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Actually Orlando has the 2nd largest Puerto Rican community:
  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT MSA - 1,177,430
  2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA - 269,781
  3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA - 238,866
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA - 207,727
  5. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA - 188,502
  6. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA - 143,886
  7. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA - 115,087
  8. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA - 102,911
  9. Springfield, MA MSA - 87,798
  10. New Haven-Milford, CT MSA - 77,578
That said, any of the cities on the list will work. If you are looking for a huge Puerto Rican community, I would take NYC, Orlando, Philly, Miami, or Chicago. Any of the others will work too.
That's a very misleading statistic. Not only does the city of Philadelphia have the 2nd largest Puerto Rican population but the Puerto Rican population almost doubles for the Philly area when you include places like Atlantic County, NJ and Berks County, PA at the CSA level.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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That's a very misleading statistic. Not only does the city of Philadelphia have the 2nd largest Puerto Rican population but the Puerto Rican population almost doubles for the Philly area when you include places like Atlantic County, NJ and Berks County, PA at the CSA level.
There's nothing misleading about it. Those are the Puerto Rican numbers by metro area. Sorry if you didn't like the result.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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There's nothing misleading about it. Those are the Puerto Rican numbers by metro area. Sorry if you didn't like the result.
You do understand that there are cities with large Puerto Rican populations that are located right along the border of the census cuts. So it is misleading to completely ignore the Puerto Rican population at the CSA level if you want a more accurate representation of the Puerto Rican population in the Philly area.

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Old 05-24-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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That's a very misleading statistic. Not only does the city of Philadelphia have the 2nd largest Puerto Rican population but the Puerto Rican population almost doubles for the Philly area when you include places like Atlantic County, NJ and Berks County, PA at the CSA level.
So Holyoke, Massachusetts has the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans in the US, but that doesn't make Springfield number 1.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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So Holyoke, Massachusetts has the highest percentage of Puerto Ricans in the US, but that doesn't make Springfield number 1.
The big difference is that unlike Springfield, Philly still has the 2nd Puerto Rican population without even including the suburbs. My main issue was with the poster justme02, as he was making misleading statements and statistics in regards to the Philly area. I had to correct him on that issue but that's been already addressed.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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You do understand that there are cities with large Puerto Rican populations that are located right along the border of the census cuts. So it is misleading to completely ignore the Puerto Rican population at the CSA level if you want a more accurate representation of the Puerto Rican population in the Philly area.
Is this going to turn into another the census people hate Philly thread? Because we already have too many of those.

Either way, Orlando is much smaller than Philly by metro population and land area. Yet, there are more Puerto Ricans there. This isnt some game to grab more Puerto Ricans to make your argument. I already said in my original post that NYC, Orlando, Philly, and Chicago have lots of them. You have 271,000 Puerto Ricans in a Metro area with two million people vs. 239000 in a metro area with 6.4 million people. Obviously the former is a much higher concentration.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Actually Orlando has the 2nd largest Puerto Rican community:
  1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT MSA - 1,177,430
  2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA - 269,781
  3. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA - 238,866
  4. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA - 207,727
  5. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA - 188,502
  6. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA - 143,886
  7. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH MSA - 115,087
  8. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT MSA - 102,911
  9. Springfield, MA MSA - 87,798
  10. New Haven-Milford, CT MSA - 77,578
That said, any of the cities on the list will work. If you are looking for a huge Puerto Rican community, I would take NYC, Orlando, Philly, Miami, or Chicago. Any of the others will work too.
Well when you put that into percentage it is a whole different story. NYC metro has 19 Million, and Orlando metro has 2.2 Million. If I were you I would go with Orlando Ricans are taking over our poor city. New York is no longer the place to go when they leave the Island. Now they go straight o Orlando, Instead of going to NYC then finding out it is too cold, then head down to Florida.
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