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View Poll Results: Houston, LA, or Chicago? for melting pot diverstiy.
Houston 27 19.57%
Los Angeles 56 40.58%
Chicago 55 39.86%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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People here are totally uninformed

Houston has more diversity by far than Chicago.

After NYC, Houston and L.A. are most diverse cities, hands down.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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People here are totally uninformed
You are right on that part -- most outsiders really don't know much about Houston.

But claiming it's more diverse than this or that isn't really going to help. It's diverse and international, yes... it ranks 3rd in nation in foreign consulates, so that's obvious.

Houston is a good choice for someone (like myself) who loves big cities and world-class arts/culture/restaurants, yet wants a lower cost of living than places like NYC, Chicago, SF etc. Obviously it's not on the same level as those places, but it's not far behind. Houston's job market is great too. It's certainly not the boring suburb or industrial wasteland some people think; it's extremely underrated and most outsiders are rather ignorant about it (though it's not entirely their fault).

I'll leave it at that. I think all these kinds of threads just turn into bash-fests on this forum lately and it gets old after a while.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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People here are totally uninformed

Houston has more diversity by far than Chicago.

After NYC, Houston and L.A. are most diverse cities, hands down.
Actually, Chicago and Houston are about equal when it comes to diversity.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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You are right on that part -- most outsiders really don't know much about Houston.

But claiming it's more diverse than this or that isn't really going to help. It's diverse and international, yes... it ranks 3rd in nation in foreign consulates, so that's obvious.

Houston is a good choice for someone (like myself) who loves big cities and world-class arts/culture/restaurants, yet wants a lower cost of living than places like NYC, Chicago, SF etc. Obviously it's not on the same level as those places, but it's not far behind. Houston's job market is great too. It's certainly not the boring suburb or industrial wasteland some people think; it's extremely underrated and most outsiders are rather ignorant about it (though it's not entirely their fault).

I'll leave it at that. I think all these kinds of threads just turn into bash-fests on this forum lately and it gets old after a while.
No, it IS on the same level. Houston is just as diverse as Chicago or SF.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No, it IS on the same level. Houston is just as diverse as Chicago or SF.
Don't take offense too it, Houston is only behind because it lacks history and public transportation compared to those cities (excluding LA, which is only on a higher level because of the media)
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Chitown Bred
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Chicago has the second highest number of blacks, second highest number of Puerto Ricans, and like the third highest Mexican population. People from Houston have never seen a Puerto Rican before in their lives, so you can take that "Houston is more diverse" stuff out my face.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Actually, Chicago and Houston are about equal when it comes to diversity.


No Los Angeles and Chicago.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't take offense too it, Houston is only behind because it lacks history and public transportation compared to those cities (excluding LA, which is only on a higher level because of the media)


what do you mean, which is on higher level because of the media? The media is what gives L.A. it's bad rep!
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-213.323.310.818/San Diego-619.858.760
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According to City-Data.com:

Races in Los Angeles:
Hispanic (46.5%)
White Non-Hispanic (29.7%)
Other race (25.7%)
Black (11.2%)
Two or more races (5.2%)
Filipino (2.7%)
Korean (2.5%)
Chinese (1.7%)
American Indian (1.4%)
Japanese (1.0%)
Other Asian (0.9%)
Asian Indian (0.7%)
Vietnamese (0.5%)

Races in Chicago:
Black (36.8%)
White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
Hispanic (26.0%)
Other race (13.6%)
Two or more races (2.9%)
Chinese (1.1%)
Filipino (1.0%)
Asian Indian (0.9%)
American Indian (0.7%)
Other Asian (0.5%)

Races in Houston:
Hispanic (37.4%)
White Non-Hispanic (30.8%)
Black (25.3%)
Other race (16.5%)
Two or more races (3.1%)
Vietnamese (1.7%)
Chinese (1.2%)
Asian Indian (1.0%)
American Indian (0.8%)
Other Asian (0.6%)

Races in San Francisco:
White Non-Hispanic (43.6%)
Chinese (19.6%)
Hispanic (14.1%)
Black (7.8%)
Other race (6.5%)
Filipino (5.2%)
Two or more races (4.3%)
Other Asian (1.5%)
Japanese (1.5%)
Vietnamese (1.4%)
American Indian (1.2%)
Korean (1.0%)
Asian Indian (0.7%)





With 4.3 million residents, I think L.A. wins.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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^4,300,000?? The current estimate is 3,850,000.


I like how people always fluff up their population estimates.


I'm actuallly surprised how LA, Chicago and Houston all seem to be almost equal in their levels of diversity of races, with Chicago and Houston having a bit of an edge on the spread of their populations.
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