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Old 08-31-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Is the scene different in say the cities north of Boston versus the areas in the SW portion of the city into some suburbs/cities to the south? Is this something that just depends on the city/neighborhood in the metro or within Boston?
In the northern cities like Lynn/Everett/Malden/Somerville/Chelsea/Cambridge/Revere is a lot less black and much more urban. Feels like Boston layout wise There are older more dense apartments. Cleaner, friendlier clubs (as opposed to bars and lounges). More public transit and more assimilation into diverse and white cultures. In the grungier northeastern cities (Lynn Everett Chelsea Revere) Blacks are EASILY outnumbered by Latinos (mainly Dominicans, Salvadorians, Hondurans) 4 to 1 up there. Blacks are as numerous as Latinos in the more gentrified northwestern cities of Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, and Malden. There are many southeast Asians in the northwestern cities, who integrate very well-they are the largest minority in the northwestern cities. Many more young black professional and black college students than on the South Shore. Depending on the town there is a range of classes:

Upper Middle Class enclaves of Cambridge (12 black%) Cambridge total population: 110,000

scattered blocks of clustered up Middle Class but urban apartments in Medford and Cambridge (11%) Medford total population: 56,000

Lower middle class Haitian black communities living in old apartments in a small portion of Somerville (8%) Somerville total population: 77,000

Lower Middle Class African American Populations in Malden (15% black both cities with Everett being the smaller and more Haitian community) Combined total population: 100,000

Primarily Lower Class African Americans and Jamaicans in Lynn with little to no public transit in a very urban environment (11% black, used o be higher, Hispancis became 45% of the city...) Total population: 90,000

Low Class African Americans Long pushed out of Boston live in Chelsea, and some black Hondurans. Latinos are 63+% of the population (Black is 8%) Total Chelsea population 38,000

On the South Shore you see blacker towns

with much more emphasis on family and personal connections to Providence and New York. I would say they have a much stronger connection to the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park (Combined population 200,000) because they're all on the south side of the MassPike. They travel into the dancehalls and hoods of Boston more often seeking an urbanity thats lacking on the South Shore. Its is more Haitian and less diverse ethnically in the South Shore than Metro North. It is also vastly bigger. there are small urban clusters in these south shore town which were historically home to much of Eastern Massachusetts' Middle and Lower Middle Class Irish after they moved out of Boston. Lawns are fairly spacious even in front of apartments. The looks is overall pretty suburban run down, almost farm except the bungalows and wooden two family homes are very close to each other. Theres never any abandoned housing around Massachusetts though. Some areas of the towns are very leafy and brightly colored, the schools are strong, when compared nationally. Shopping, Go Karting, High School Football Games, Patriots Games, and trips to Providence nightclubs characterize the area. The towns all seamlessly blend in together although traffic controlled parkway and highways traverse the area. Overall lots of big box stores, bar, karaoke, lounges, hookah bars. Many more Cape Verdeans, very few Latinos outside of Randolph and Brockton.

Upper Middle Class portions of Milton and Stoughton, that are the wooden form of anything you might see in MoCo or Northern New Jersey. Mix of Dense two families but mostly single family ranches and colonials. Green and Clean. Fairly close to Boston to the south. (13% Black) Combined Populations: 55,000

Middle Class Dedham, Norwood, Stoughton, Avon: whiter areas to the Southwest of the South Shore. Big yards and small homes. Nearer Boston you can find modern suburban condos that are affordable. In the newer subdivisions you can get some larger homes. There are quaint town centers, highway access, drug problem stemming from Dorchester-Brockton midpoint location Decent athletics, good deal of African American: 8-9% black (total population 60,000)

Lower Class in Brockton, to Middle Class in adjacent Randolph, and everything in between. The new "black part of Massachusetts" both cities are 44% and 47% black respectively. Together they combine for 130,000 people. In Randolph it slants Haitian and African American. In Brockton it slants Haitian then Cape Verdean. Brockton is one of the most dangerous cities in the US (Top 40, for a few years now) has rapidly became black and feels very very blighted in large areas of it.Randolph on the other hand, and much of Brockton, has a lot of lower middle class black people who in other parts of the country would be considered middle class. But a lack of amenities like nice parks, bike paths, landscaping, new housing, and public transit keep these towns affordable. Retail is mom and pop and lower middle-class working class even in Randolph. Randolph is a quick 20 minute commute to Dorchester though and-as a result of its location-has a noticeable amount of crime.
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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This may be a matter of where as well. For instance, a college town or area/neighborhood with a decent sized African American/Black population is likely to have a high educational attainment. So, are you looking for predominately Black zip codes and their educational attainment?
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I think PG County, MD (Bowie, Mitchellville, etc) is the wealthiest Black County in the US and probably has the highest concentration of Black professionals with college degrees.


10 of the Richest Black Communities in America - Page 5 of 5 - Atlanta Black Star
Yes so lets take the top 10-15 most affluent majority black zip codes in USA and look at the percentage of people that have bachelor degrees and master degrees. IS this on the census website. I just need the top 10-15 zip codes i could do the searching numbers myself?
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Old 08-31-2016, 05:35 PM
 
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Yes so lets take the top 10-15 most affluent majority black zip codes in USA and look at the percentage of people that have bachelor degrees and master degrees. IS this on the census website. I just need the top 10-15 zip codes i could do the searching numbers myself?
I believe that some of this information has been posted previously in this thread by BajanYankee.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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In the northern cities like Lynn/Everett/Malden/Somerville/Chelsea/Cambridge/Revere is a lot less black and much more urban. Feels like Boston layout wise There are older more dense apartments. Cleaner, friendlier clubs (as opposed to bars and lounges). More public transit and more assimilation into diverse and white cultures. In the grungier northeastern cities (Lynn Everett Chelsea Revere) Blacks are EASILY outnumbered by Latinos (mainly Dominicans, Salvadorians, Hondurans) 4 to 1 up there. Blacks are as numerous as Latinos in the more gentrified northwestern cities of Somerville, Medford, Cambridge, and Malden. There are many southeast Asians in the northwestern cities, who integrate very well-they are the largest minority in the northwestern cities. Many more young black professional and black college students than on the South Shore. Depending on the town there is a range of classes:

Upper Middle Class enclaves of Cambridge (12 black%) Cambridge total population: 110,000

scattered blocks of clustered up Middle Class but urban apartments in Medford and Cambridge (11%) Medford total population: 56,000

Lower middle class Haitian black communities living in old apartments in a small portion of Somerville (8%) Somerville total population: 77,000

Lower Middle Class African American Populations in Malden (15% black both cities with Everett being the smaller and more Haitian community) Combined total population: 100,000

Primarily Lower Class African Americans and Jamaicans in Lynn with little to no public transit in a very urban environment (11% black, used o be higher, Hispancis became 45% of the city...) Total population: 90,000

Low Class African Americans Long pushed out of Boston live in Chelsea, and some black Hondurans. Latinos are 63+% of the population (Black is 8%) Total Chelsea population 38,000

On the South Shore you see blacker towns

with much more emphasis on family and personal connections to Providence and New York. I would say they have a much stronger connection to the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park (Combined population 200,000) because they're all on the south side of the MassPike. They travel into the dancehalls and hoods of Boston more often seeking an urbanity thats lacking on the South Shore. Its is more Haitian and less diverse ethnically in the South Shore than Metro North. It is also vastly bigger. there are small urban clusters in these south shore town which were historically home to much of Eastern Massachusetts' Middle and Lower Middle Class Irish after they moved out of Boston. Lawns are fairly spacious even in front of apartments. The looks is overall pretty suburban run down, almost farm except the bungalows and wooden two family homes are very close to each other. Theres never any abandoned housing around Massachusetts though. Some areas of the towns are very leafy and brightly colored, the schools are strong, when compared nationally. Shopping, Go Karting, High School Football Games, Patriots Games, and trips to Providence nightclubs characterize the area. The towns all seamlessly blend in together although traffic controlled parkway and highways traverse the area. Overall lots of big box stores, bar, karaoke, lounges, hookah bars. Many more Cape Verdeans, very few Latinos outside of Randolph and Brockton.

Upper Middle Class portions of Milton and Stoughton, that are the wooden form of anything you might see in MoCo or Northern New Jersey. Mix of Dense two families but mostly single family ranches and colonials. Green and Clean. Fairly close to Boston to the south. (13% Black) Combined Populations: 55,000

Middle Class Dedham, Norwood, Stoughton, Avon: whiter areas to the Southwest of the South Shore. Big yards and small homes. Nearer Boston you can find modern suburban condos that are affordable. In the newer subdivisions you can get some larger homes. There are quaint town centers, highway access, drug problem stemming from Dorchester-Brockton midpoint location Decent athletics, good deal of African American: 8-9% black (total population 60,000)

Lower Class in Brockton, to Middle Class in adjacent Randolph, and everything in between. The new "black part of Massachusetts" both cities are 44% and 47% black respectively. Together they combine for 130,000 people. In Randolph it slants Haitian and African American. In Brockton it slants Haitian then Cape Verdean. Brockton is one of the most dangerous cities in the US (Top 40, for a few years now) has rapidly became black and feels very very blighted in large areas of it.Randolph on the other hand, and much of Brockton, has a lot of lower middle class black people who in other parts of the country would be considered middle class. But a lack of amenities like nice parks, bike paths, landscaping, new housing, and public transit keep these towns affordable. Retail is mom and pop and lower middle-class working class even in Randolph. Randolph is a quick 20 minute commute to Dorchester though and-as a result of its location-has a noticeable amount of crime.
this makes sense:
Cape Verdeans, Haitians air concerns, hot sounds on Brockton radio station - The Boston Globe
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Upper Middle Class enclaves of Cambridge (12 black%) Cambridge total population: 110,000
An upper middle class Black enclave in Cambridge? Where is that?
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,MD Orlando,Fl
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I believe that some of this information has been posted previously in this thread by BajanYankee.

Yes I got some of the data now i have to break it down by zipcode and educational level. Thanks.

Top 10 metro areas

Nielsen ranked the top 10 metro areas in 2015 with the highest penetration of black households earning more than $100,000.

1. Washington, D.C., 7.2 percent.

2. Baltimore, 5.1 percent.

3. Norfolk, Va., 3.9 percent.

4. Atlanta, 3.6 percent.

5. Richmond-Petersburg, Va., 3.5 percent.

6. Baton Rouge, La., 3.4 percent.

7. Memphis, Tenn., 3.4 percent.

8. New York, 3.1 percent.

9. Columbus, Ga., 3 percent.

10. Augusta-Aiken, Ga.-S.C., 2.9 percent.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Yes so lets take the top 10-15 most affluent majority black zip codes in USA and look at the percentage of people that have bachelor degrees and master degrees. IS this on the census website. I just need the top 10-15 zip codes i could do the searching numbers myself?
Yes PG County/ DC metro would dominate this category also.

I can assure you that

20721
20774
20715
20716
20744
20735

among others are tops in the nation in the criteria you described.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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An upper middle class Black enclave in Cambridge? Where is that?
central square was mostly black when i was growing up (also westport around 808 memorial ?)
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:13 AM
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Location: Miami
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Boston having a Black professional scene? lol
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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Boston having a Black professional scene? lol
Here are some areas where you may find Black professionals in that area: Is racism prevalent in Boston?

Is racism prevalent in Boston?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/44163681-post60.html

This is without including Randolph and some other places in the area.

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