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Old 09-28-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Black Electricians by MSA

New York - 6,610
Washington - 3,715
Miami - 2,960
Atlanta - 2,705
Chicago - 2,685
Houston - 1,630
Los Angeles - 1,500
Philadelphia - 1,265
Detroit - 1,095
Dallas - 1,075
Bay Area - 675
Boston - 355

This is one of the best trades, imo. These guys are unionized so they're making a very high wage.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Yes, being the seat of the federal government is a HUGE advantage for DC; that's not a negative, it just is what it is. Blacks are disproportionately employed by government generally speaking (due to the implementation of non-discrimination policies early on) so why wouldn't we expect to see DC do well when it comes Blacks in professional positions?
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:10 AM
 
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Here is a list of median household income by metro(2008-2012 info): U.S. Median Black Household Income Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2008-2012 data*

You can view this by city and other census divisions in each state as well.......
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Those Metro workers make BANK.

What's NY's number?
New York - 3,815
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Yes, being the seat of the federal government is a HUGE advantage for DC; that's not a negative, it just is what it is. Blacks are disproportionately employed by government generally speaking (due to the implementation of non-discrimination policies early on) so why wouldn't we expect to see DC do well when it comes Blacks in professional positions?
It does help some, I'm not saying it doesn't and we welcome that "advantage," but the numbers clearly show many successful blacks in DC are not in government related industries.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Well, I've learned a lot about Philadelphia through this thread. But the only other thing I've taken away from this thread is that a city is a Black Mecca if you take advantage of what that city has to offer Blacks. Like, no one would ever accuse anywhere in Ohio of being a Black Mecca. But for me it is a Black Mecca because of Wilberforce and Central State? Cities in Ohio do have multiple Black radio stations. Some of the cities have had Black mayors. Cincinnati and Dayton contributed to funk music in a major way in the seventies. But does that make it a Mecca? I don't know.

I guess for me the only cities that did not have a strong presence were Madison Wisconsin, or maybe Harrisonburg Virginia. If you're willing to look for it, you can probably find it. The OP was trying to establish a standard through statistical measures. I just don't know.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Here is a list of median household income by metro(2008-2012 info): U.S. Median Black Household Income Metro Area Rank Based on ACS 2008-2012 data*

You can view this by city and other census divisions in each state as well.......
We need to start adjusting these incomes by COL.

Cost-of-Living Adjusted Wage Data for U.S. Metro Areas

Atlanta and Los Angeles have a similar median non-adjusted wage. However, after the adjustment, someone in Los Angeles ends up earning about $7 per hour less in real wages. Ouch.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Black Electricians by MSA

New York - 6,610
Washington - 3,715
Miami - 2,960
Atlanta - 2,705
Chicago - 2,685
Houston - 1,630
Los Angeles - 1,500
Philadelphia - 1,265
Detroit - 1,095
Dallas - 1,075
Bay Area - 675
Boston - 355

This is one of the best trades, imo. These guys are unionized so they're making a very high wage.

No Baltimore?
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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It does help some, I'm not saying it doesn't and we welcome that "advantage," but the numbers clearly show many successful blacks in DC are not in government related industries.
Medicine and law are highly bound up with the public sector in DC. Doctors just don't work in hospitals; they work in the military, as NIH researchers, etc. And DC has tons of lawyers working in regulatory areas, which are very much connected to the federal government. Most of the white-collar fields in the DC area are directly or indirectly related to the federal government.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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No Baltimore?
I'll let you take care of that.
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