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Old 03-14-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Here's a Metro ranking.

According to the US Census Bureau

Foreign Born Residents as a percentage of the total population, 2007, 20%+
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 37.2%
Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 37.0%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 34.9%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 29.6%
Laredo, TX 29.2%
El Centro, CA 28.9%
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 28.5%
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA 28.3%
El Paso, TX 26.7%
Brownsville-Harligen, TX 26.0%
Merced, CA 26.9%
Yuma, AZ 24.9%
Naples-Marco Island, FL 24.6%
Stockton, CA 24.3%
Napa, CA 23.7%
Visalia-Porterville, CA 23.5%
Oxnard-Ventura, CA 23.2%
Las Vegas, NV 22.3%
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA 22.3%
Santa Barbara, CA 22.3%
Madera, CA 22.1%
Fresno, CA 21.8%
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 21.4%
Bakersfield, CA 20.6%
Washington-Alexandria-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV 20.5%
Las Cruces, NM 20.0%

United States by Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico - GCT0501. Percent of People Who Are Foreign Born: 2007<BR>Universe: Total population
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:53 PM
 
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How many of 37.2% of foreign population of San Jose are H-1B visa holders? Hehehe.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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I Would say NY -LA tie but for the size Comparison NY,Miami is above 50 % in one Race which kind of Kills is diversity.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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[quote=Cuttlefish;7882586]Like I said before LA has mostly Asians and South Americans ethnic groups. [quote]

You are very misinformed. LA does NOT have that many "South Americans" (look to Miami for that). LA's Latino population is primarily Mexican and Central American (El Salvador, Guatemala, etc.) Though we do have people from So. America.

Also, LA is home to the largest Persian, Armenian, and Canadian population in the USA. Also, there are many people from Russia, India, Israel, and Europe.

Most demographers would say Los Angeles is MORE diverse than NYC, but it's certainly close.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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NYC is the most diverse city in the US. LA would be next on this list. And actually chicago is more diverse than Miami in terms of race, as is SF. Miami has far too few asians to be considered truly diverse.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: northeast
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i would say nyc because its the only city in the world with 170 different languages spoken.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:12 PM
 
Location: northeast
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sorry, i meant 170 different first languages
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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sorry, i meant 170 different first languages
And LA is like the only city in the world with like 224 Languages I Think. well it's 200 something.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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I'm guessing LA.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: northeast
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And LA is like the only city in the world with like 224 Languages I Think. well it's 200 something.
yes they do but im talking first languages (only language they speak). but yea, LA is very diverse, i read somewhere that they have residents from 140 different countries. i also read somewhere that in the near future (probably 20-30 years) hispanics will make up 70% of the LA areas population. that is a HUGE drain in diversity. but as of now, l.a just might be more diverse than ny (keyword; might).
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