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View Poll Results: Which area is more racially diverse, Southern California or The NY Metro Area (NJ, NY, CT)
Southern California 41 42.71%
The NY Metro Area 55 57.29%
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Default Which city is more racially diverse, Southern California or The NY Metro Area (NJ, NY, CT)

Which city is more racially diverse, Southern California or The NY Metro Area (NJ, NY, CT) .... the two regions might be the most racially diverse in the nation. Of course, I might be wrong though.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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I meant "area' not "city". Please forgive me.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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hrrm... this can just be looked up...

i'm pretty sure long beach and oakland are the 1,2 spots currently most diverse places by #'s in the u.s. with nyc right behind

so you are right, no need to argue though...those are top 3 and they probably switch off from time to time, historically nyc has always been up there.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I vote for both. Both are such huge mega metros and you can find everyone and everything in each.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Well, Southern California (notably L.A.) has more ethnic enclaves in the region than anywhere else in the country...
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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The tri-state area has had a tremendous influx of immigrants for centuries. Though I know So-Cal to be extremely diverse and I consider both of these places practically tied, I think that the tri-state area is more traveled and therefore has my vote.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Spain
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L.A. has a larger percentage of immigrants, so if your question is essentially "which area has a higher percentage of non-whites?" then I think it's SoCal. But if you want to get technical, the NY metro has a better spread of diversity than L.A. In New York no one racial group dominates the demographics so it's a little more even, whereas in L.A. 30% or 40% of the immigrants are from Mexico.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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....... But if you want to get technical, the NY metro has a better spread of diversity than L.A. In New York no one racial group dominates the demographics so it's a little more even, whereas in L.A. 30% or 40% of the immigrants are from Mexico.
That is the overwhealming impression I get about Los Angeles and I would suspect it is becoming even more so every year.

However, the OP said Southern California area which is much more than just LA. I am not sure how it would pan out.

What I can say about New York is we still have a large European population who follow their roots, the so called ethnic whites; Italians, Jewish, Irish, Greek, Armenian, Albanian, Russian etc. We also have a much larger African American population including large numbers of people from the Islands. Every once in a while you will meet someone directly from Africa.

The Hispanic population is probably larger in LA but New York's Hispanics seems more evenly represented and not overwhealmingly dominated by one country.

The Asian population is larger in Southern California (including Japanese which we need more of in NY) but New York still has a decent population of Chinese, Philipinos and Koreans. We also have a large and growing population of South Asians; Pakistan, India, Banglesdesh, and various Arab countries.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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ny metro wins
p.r, cubans, dominicans, mexicans, colombians haitians jamaicans salvadorans etc etc etc
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Boston Metro
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NY metro Area for sure
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