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Old 04-18-2008, 05:44 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Well, yeah, statistics can be misleading. I can tell you I notice a difference in Denver, Boulder, and Louisville, where my two daughters and I live, respectively. Denver is definitely the more diverse of the three. OTOH, my kids' school has 17% minorities, and the high school in my parent's district in suburban Pittsburgh has 2%.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:08 AM
 
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Default How Hispanic Diverse Is Denver

Does Denver has people from Central America,
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Does Denver has people from Central America,
Yes... on Colfax Ave you can find evidence of Guatemalan, Honduran, Nicaraugan, and Salvadorian businesses. I have no idea about the actual numbers. I'm pretty sure that most spanish-speaking immigrants are from Mexico, however some of them might actually be from Central America but just claim they are from Mexico. It can be a complicated subject.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:36 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Does Denver has people from Central America,
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Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

Mexico (65%)
Vietnam (4%)
Germany (2%)
India (2%)
Canada (2%)
United Kingdom (1%)
Russia (1%)
From City-Data
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Cherry Creek
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This is quite an interesting tread. My husband and I relocated to Denver 11 months ago because of a wonderful career opportunity for me. However, this diversity issue is causing us to seriously reconsider the wisdom of our decision. I have never known such a challenge connecting to the Africian American community, primarily because while the numbers demographically 11% Black population, it is hard as heck to find those 11%. The area is so large that the 11% feels more like less than 1% because you can't even find churches easily. None the less, it is a beautiful city, but we have determined it's time to build an exit strategy because of the diversity issue. Too bad we really hoped to make it work.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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New2Den: I see you are in Cherry Creek. That is not, I say not, a black area. No black churches there. Try to give it more time, I think one year is not enough time. I have friends who do the black church thing and I know they are here, unfortunately I'm not into that kind of thing so I can't tell you where to go. I'm sorry you are unhappy here. That's got to be hard, making a big move and then finding out you don't like it there. It's def. one of my fears. Where did you move from?
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Schools shouldn't be a problem in any of these areas. Denver isn't LA, sorry but that's the way it is. South Denver is more diversivied than the areas you mentioned, but it can be the most expensive of all the areas you tagged. Denver is just more expensive than the suburbs. Denver's taxes are lower but the housing cost are higher. Aurora, especially as you go from south to mid Aurora is more diversified but I don't know how far you want to drive. After LA it may seem a snap. Mike from back east, had a link about Highland/Tennyson, which I completely agree with, however, I think it's further north than what you may want.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern L.I.
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Default diversity

Is there much diversity in Denver..am looking for different types of enclaves, if any..from New York, used to it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Most of the enclaves in Denver are pretty big geographically, but do not have any sort of New York feel to them. You will find some ethnic stores and restaurants, but in most areas, the group does not dominate the area like a Chinatown or Little Italy. Many are actually at the edge of Denver or in the suburbs rather than in central city itself.

The Latino population is very split between those whose families have been here for generations (mostly from S. Colorado and New Mexico), and those who are recent immigrants (mostly from Mexico, but some from Latin America). Latinos are by far the largest minority group and Mexican food restaurants are ubiquitous in the Metro area. Some are very good, many are not. The largest concentration of Latinos is on the west side of Denver and in the western suburbs. There is a growing concentration in Aurora.

A Vietnamese enclave exists in Denver around South Federal Blvd with another up in Wheat Ridge (NW metro).

The African American population has historically been concentrated in NE Denver near Five Points, but that area has become more white over the last 20 years. Many African Americans live in Aurora now, but many of the black churches are still in the North Park Hill area of Denver.

A growing concentration of Koreans has emerged in South Aurora near Parker Rd and Havana, as has an Indian population near the same place, but neither group is big enough to be a majority in their neighborhoods. There is a Muslim concentration near the area as well.

There is a small Russian contingent near Glendale.

The old Italian part of town was in the Highlands area. Remnants of the Italians still exist (Italian church, restaurants, etc.) The same is true for the Polish in the Globeville area of Denver.

The south metro area (everything south of about Hampden Ave) is very un-diverse (is that a word?). You can find ethnic restaurants, and some are quite good, but the neighborhoods themselves have very little diversity.

For nearly all of Denver, think strip mall...
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Eastern L.I.
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Is it really that bad??? My biggest fear is moving out there and it being all "white" if you know what I
mean- do you like living out there?
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