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Old 05-31-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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City-Data lists Springfield, Missouri at 89.1%. That's the closest I've found thus far or at least the closest I can recall.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Springfield-Missouri.html
89% is very White for a city that has over 157,000 people.

 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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For major cities, Portland, OR is pretty white. Something around 75% or more in the metro. So much for being liberal.

(I'm kidding!!)
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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TUCSON
White alone - 262,921 (48.3%)
Hispanic - 225,502 (41.5%)
Black alone - 24,098 (4.4%)
Asian alone - 13,155 (2.4%)
American alone - 9,072 (1.7%)
Two or more races - 8,342 (1.5%)
Other race alone - 594 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 223 (0.04%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Tucson...#ixzz1NvhyH44I

Tucson is not an all white city.
Yes, i mean good lord Tucson is about as far as you get from being majority white.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 08:19 PM
 
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For major cities, Portland, OR is pretty white. Something around 75% or more in the metro. So much for being liberal.

(I'm kidding!!)
Yeah and we all know that, because every time when of these whitest cities threads come up--the fact that the city of Portland is 74% white is going to come up. And it's true--Portland is very white for a large city--especially in the inner neighborhoods, which saw much of the black population move out to the far eastside of town and county.

Portland's not diverse at all compared to most of the US--it's one of the first things people from other cities comment on sometimes--but Washington County to the west has a sizable Mexican and growing Asian population as does the east side of Multnomah County, so the demographics are slowly changing.

However, it's kind of interesting that when you look at stats for entire metros, the Portland area actually has lower percentage of whites than Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Providence, and the Twin Cities and is at the same level as Boston, Columbus, and Indianapolis. And there are metros with about the same or higher percentages of whites outside of the core cities in the suburbs of more ethnically diverse cities like Milwaukee(91%), Cleveland, and even Detroit.

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Looking through cities I'm thinking it's just rare for a city of over a 100,000 to be 85%+ of any one race. Granted there does seem to be a few cities that large that are over 85%, or even over 90%, Hispanic.

http://www.city-data.com/city/East-L...alifornia.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Brownsville-Texas.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Hialeah-Florida.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Laredo-Texas.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Southe...lgo-Texas.html

Three of these are suburb or subsidiary type towns. Laredo and Brownsville might be the most "one race" of any 100,000+ cities in the US.

There does not appear to be a city of over 100,000 people that's 85%+ black. The closest might be Gary, Indiana, which is over 80% but their population is not quite a 100,000 anymore.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Gary-Indiana.html

Jackson, Mississippi and Detroit, Michigan are listed, by this site, as not quite being 80% black but instead being in the high 70s.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Jackson-Mississippi.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Detroit-Michigan.html

Generally a core-city of 100,000+ being over 75% one-race seems to be more common as "non-diverse." Over 80% and you pretty much just have a few cities near the Mexican border and a few of the "whitest cities" we've mentioned.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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East Los Angeles is 99% Hispanic, which is by far the least racially diverse city in America with a population of over 100,000. I also bet you hear very little English being spoken in the streets of East Los Angeles.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Yeah and we all know that, because every time when of these whitest cities threads come up--the fact that the city of Portland is 74% white is going to come up. And it's true--Portland is very white for a large city--especially in the inner neighborhoods, which saw much of the black population move out to the far eastside of town and county.

Portland's not diverse at all compared to most of the US--it's one of the first things people from other cities comment on sometimes--but Washington County to the west has a sizable Mexican and growing Asian population as does the east side of Multnomah County, so the demographics are slowly changing.

However, it's kind of interesting that when you look at stats for entire metros, the Portland area actually has lower percentage of whites than Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Providence, and the Twin Cities and is at the same level as Boston, Columbus, and Indianapolis. And there are metros with about the same or higher percentages of whites outside of the core cities in the suburbs of more ethnically diverse cities like Milwaukee(91%), Cleveland, and even Detroit.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:39 PM
 
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Sure thing...This has been posted twice in this thread.

 
Old 06-01-2011, 03:01 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The "core city" of Portland itself does look noticeably "whiter" than any on that list. although Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Beach are fairly close. Portland doesn't have as much of a core-city/suburb divide as several cities on that list. So there are suburbs much whiter than there's.

The whitest suburbs on the list look to be Milwaukee's and Pittsburgh's both of which are 11% "whiter " than Portland's suburbs. However Portland does appear to be the whitest city qua city on the list by about 7%.

Portland has a relatively low divide on that, but there are a few that cities look to have an even smaller core-city/suburb divide on race than Portland, cities such as

Seattle - Which I mentioned as close to being as white in the core-city as Portland.
Las Vegas - Barely has a racial divide at all on suburb vs core-city.
San Diego - Same difference as Seattle, but significantly less white in both cases.
San Francisco - Looks to have almost no racial divide on this issue.
Riverside - Quite small, both suburbs and core are mostly non-white.
Los Angeles - Like Riverside, but the difference is the same percentage as Seattle.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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I lived in Des Moines for a year. Quite a shock after the Bay Area. Very white population for a fairly good sized city and metro area.
Pretty typical for the Midwest once you're out of the industrial areas. Des Moines city is around 75% white, with around 75,000 minorities in the metro area of 560,000.

Cedar Rapids is whiter, but it's also not growing as fast and is much smaller. The city is around 88% white, with around 20,000 minorities total for a metro of 250,000.

My hometown of Iowa City is roughly 80% white. Around 20,000 minorities in a metro of 150,000.

The state of Iowa as a whole has reached around 350,000 minorities. This is well over twice as many as there were not too long ago.
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