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View Poll Results: What city would be best to live in?
Pittsburgh, PA MSA 17 22.37%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA 2 2.63%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA 6 7.89%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA 0 0%
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 2 2.63%
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA 2 2.63%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA 14 18.42%
Rochester, NY MSA 3 3.95%
Columbus, OH MSA 1 1.32%
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA 29 38.16%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Portland and the PNW interests me

Portland is the fastest growing one out of all of them.....

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Old 05-02-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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TS doesn't care about Colored people.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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Portland is the fastest growing one out of all of them.....

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By raw numbers Minneapolis is growing the fastest.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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If a city is made up of mostly non-immigrant whites, it's probably struggling economically or soon will be. With the exception of Portland, this holds mostly true for the cities above. A high volume of immigration is typically both a cause and an effect of economic prosperity, especially because advanced societies have lower fertility rates. Demography is destiny.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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It seems that the "non-hispanic white" population in the U.S. is getting more and more outnumbered these days. Go to a place like Los Angeles or Miami and you'll see this first-hand! It's not like the 1950's or 1960's anymore. With all of the immigration that is happening and higher non-white birth rates I say within 20 years the "white" population is going to be a true minority in the U.S. by then.

So I just looked at the metro areas with a population of over 1,000,000 people. I found these places which had the highest % of non-hispanic white residents.

Here they are...

Pittsburgh, PA MSA
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSA
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY MSA
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA MSA
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Rochester, NY MSA
Columbus, OH MSA
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA

Now out of those 10 large metros, what one do you think would be best to live in?

The criteria for ranking would be…

- Ambience
- Housing
- Jobs
- Transportation
- Education
- Health care
- Recreation
- Climate
- Crime
- Quality of life
Wow--so the reports really are true about a White Exodus from California...
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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The White City | Newgeography.com
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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If a city is made up of mostly non-immigrant whites, it's probably struggling economically or soon will be. With the exception of Portland, this holds mostly true for the cities above. A high volume of immigration is typically both a cause and an effect of economic prosperity, especially because advanced societies have lower fertility rates. Demography is destiny.

Smart post.
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Old 05-03-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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By raw numbers Minneapolis is growing the fastest.
By percentage terms it's Portland.

MSA 2010-2014 Population Growth %
1. Portland 5.49%
2. Columbus 4.87%
3. Minneapolis 4.37%
4. Grand Rapids 3.92%
5. Louisville 2.75%
6. Cincinnati 1.65%
7. Providence 0.53%
8. Rochester 0.34%
9. Buffalo 0.07%
10. Pittsburgh -0.01%
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Old 05-03-2015, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Seattle.

If I HAVE to stick to this list, then I guess Portland. Portland is like a dumpier, smaller, more middle-class Seattle.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Westside Grand Rapids
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If a city is made up of mostly non-immigrant whites, it's probably struggling economically or soon will be. With the exception of Portland, this holds mostly true for the cities above. A high volume of immigration is typically both a cause and an effect of economic prosperity, especially because advanced societies have lower fertility rates. Demography is destiny.
I think that's a very smug statement. Portland is the whitest "city" on this list. It's metro area actually makes it more diverse which is not the norm. Minneapolis, Columbus and Grand Rapids are all healthy and growing metro areas. Pittsburgh has transformed itself, As I understand it Providence has emerged from decline as well. Louisville is a city on the rise, and Cinci doesn't feel like it's struggling econmically either.

The actual city (not metro) numbers below:

Portland: 72.2%
Louisville: 68.3%
Pittsburgh: 64.8%
Minneapolis: 60.3%
Columbus: 59.3%
Grand Rapids: 59%
Cincinnati: 48.1%
Buffalo: 45.8%
Rochester: 37.6%
Providence: 37.6%
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