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Old 07-23-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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are there any large German communities in any American cities with populations 50k and above?
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Evansville IN are up there.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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are there any large German communities in any American cities with populations 50k and above?
The Midwest has a lot of Germans, especially Wisconsin.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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thanks for the replies, but i know that, which is why im asking for city names. even though i admit i didn't state that in my op
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, NYC, Baltimore, Rochester, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, St Louis, Louisville, New Orleans, Milwaukee, St. Paul all had significant German settlement. (Lots of Germans settled in TX, IA, SD and NC too, but not in big cities.)
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Killeen, Texas apparently has a relatively large percentage of people born in Germany.

http://www.city-data.com/top2/h49.html

I would imagine Bismarck, North Dakota is fairly German and City-Data indicates it has a majority with German ancestry.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Bismar...th-Dakota.html

Looking through the "101 largest cities" list at C-D Milwaukee and Omaha are over 20% German. Other smaller cities are higher than that, but felt I should cut-off at the top 50.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Milwaukee-Wisconsin.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Omaha-Nebraska.html

Cincinnati is said to have the largest Oktoberfest in North America.

About Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Avoid tourist towns like Helen, New Braunfels, Frankenmuth

Look to Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and NYC
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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New Braunfels is a beautiful little town. Not touristy at all.
If you want to see touristy go to Leavenworth, WA.

Unfortunately N.B. is under 20,000 anyways so he'd avoid it as per his OP.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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There's a suburb of Memphis called Germantown, but I don't know how German it is.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Glendale neighborhood in Queens in NYC.
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