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Old 05-18-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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And that's certainly a big factor. But it's not the reason why educational attainment is higher among Hispanics in the DC area. Educational attainment among all groups tends to be higher in the DC metro area.
I never said it was THE reason but might might help explain why the educational attainment is higher. Overall educational attainment between the Bay Area and DC is pretty close with DC being a little higher but they differ more so when it comes to Hispanics and part of that could be a result of the Bay Area being a bigger gateway into the US for Hispanics than DC.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I never said it was THE reason but might might help explain why the educational attainment is higher. Overall educational attainment between the Bay Area and DC is pretty close with DC being a little higher but they differ more so when it comes to Hispanics and part of that could be a result of the Bay Area being a bigger gateway into the US for Hispanics than DC.
Yes, the percentages will certainly be lower if your city is near the Mexican border.

My only point was that all ethnic groups in DC are relatively well-educated.

I was a bit surprised that the NY metro has more college-educated Hispanics than the L.A. metro. I obviously expected the percentage to be higher but not the raw number.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:34 PM
 
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Yes, the percentages will certainly be lower if your city is near the Mexican border.

My only point was that all ethnic groups in DC are relatively well-educated.

I was a bit surprised that the NY metro has more college-educated Hispanics than the L.A. metro. I obviously expected the percentage to be higher but not the raw number.
If the majority of NYC's Hispanic population is Puerto Rican then they probably don't face quite the same barriers a lot of Mexicans in CA do seeing as they are US citizens. Just a theory...
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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If the majority of NYC's Hispanic population is Puerto Rican then they probably don't face quite the same barriers a lot of Mexicans in CA do seeing as they are US citizens. Just a theory...
Puerto Ricans are about 28% of the Hispanic population. But yes, I was thinking the same thing. Yet it seems L.A. would have a lot of second-generation Hispanics now.

Here are the foreign born/native stats for Hispanics.

Los Angeles
Born in US or overseas territory: 3,468,264
Foreign born: 2,389,094

New York
Born in US or overseas territory: 2,545,181
Foreign born: 1,963,297

DC Metro
Born in US or overseas territory: 359,188
Foreign born: 451,525

San Francisco MSA
Born in US or overseas territory: 567,918
Foreign born: 406,863

Miami
Born in US or overseas territory: 950,607
Foreign born: 1,468,834

Houston
Born in US or overseas territory: 1,350,944
Foreign born: 877,960

Los Angeles has nearly 1 million more U.S. born Hispanics. So the large PR population here can only be part of the explanation.

Miami and DC are the two metros that have more foreign born than native born Hispanics and concidentally have the highest percentages of educational attainment among Hispanics.

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Some more interesting info, done by city not metro though.

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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We already know L.A. County has a large Hispanic population. But only 10-11% have a college degree or higher. That's lower than the educational attainment rate among non-Hispanic Blacks in the city of Detroit.

I would say Miami and DC are the only cities I've been to where I've really met a lot of college-educated Hispanics (though the Hispanic % in DC is not that high). NYC is third. I thought the Bay Area would be higher but it's actually quite a bit lower than DC and Miami as far as educational attainment goes.
I don't see why you find that so surprising.That's basically because blacks don't have the language barrier that many Hispanics have to deal with, nor do they have the cultural assmilation issues that many first, second, and sometimes even third generation Hispanics have. That's why outside of a handful of places like Texas, California, or parts of Florida where Hispanics undoubtedly constitute a majority compared to blacks, a lot of people still find it hard to believe or take serious that Hispanics have overtaken blacks as the new "it" or biggest minority in America.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I don't see why you find that so surprising.That's basically because blacks don't have the language barrier that many Hispanics have to deal with, nor do they have the cultural assmilation issues that many first, second, and sometimes even third generation Hispanics have. That's why a lot of people still find it hard to believe or take serious that Hispanics have overtaken blacks as the new "it" or biggest minority in America.
Did you see the data I posted? The Washington, DC MSA has more foreign born Hispanics than the San Francisco MSA (yet a higher % of educational attainment among Hispanics).

To be clear, I wasn't talking generally about Black vs Hispanic educational attainment. I was talking about educational attainment among Hispanics in the Bay Area compared to that of Hispanics in DC and Miami.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Damn if I'm Hispanic than I have got to move to DC. If I'm white I should move to Boston right? Ok, white people, I will see you in Boston.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Damn if I'm Hispanic than I have got to move to DC. If I'm white I should move to Boston right? Ok, white people, I will see you in Boston.
Don't worry about it - I'm a Southeast Asian Muslim who grew up in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood. I'm pretty sure most people don't really understand what that entails, so they'd rather pretend I don't exist.

People love pigeonholing. That's what I've learned about adulthood. You can't succeed as an individual: your success is DIRECTLY TIED to whatever group someone wants to pigeonhole you in.
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Old 05-18-2015, 04:12 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Don't worry about it: I'm a Southeast Asian Muslim. I'm pretty sure most people don't really understand what that entails, so they'd rather pretend I don't exist.

People love pigeonholing. That's what I've learned about adulthood. You can't succeed as an individual: your success is DIRECTLY TIED to whatever group someone wants to pigeonhole you in.
Omg... A rational person. I'm black so I get it apparently I need a steady stream of wealthy AA's and clubs to enjoy my culture. I like all that but how about the best city for raising a decent individual... And they wonder why race relations in this country are so messed up.
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