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Old 08-20-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Before this summer was kicked off, I begun compiling information about the variation of modern immigrant settlement in the United States based on the country of origin. I must say, I was surprised by some of the results. Here's what I have;

Northeast (28)


Strongly Favors the Northeast (11)

Ireland: 50.9% in the Northeast
Jamaica: 52.1% in the Northeast
Bangladesh: 55.3% in the Northeast
Trinidad and Tobago: 59.7% in the Northeast
Other Caribbean Islands: 58.7% in the Northeast
Italy: 61.2% in the Northeast
Ecuador: 67.6% in the Northeast
Guyana: 74.3% in the Northeast
Portugal: 74.5% in the Northeast
Barbados: 74.7% in the Northeast
Dominican Republic: 81.6% in the Northeast


Medium Dispersion (11)
Croatia: 37.2% in the Northeast
Liberia: 37.7% in the Northeast
Egypt: 37.9% in the Northeast
Russia: 40.1% in the Northeast
Ukraine: 40.3% in the Northeast
Israel: 41.3% in the Northeast
Poland: 41.7% in the Northeast
Turkey: 44.5% in the Northeast
Ghana: 44.9% in the Northeast
Greece: 46.7% in the Northeast
Brazil: 46.8% in the Northeast

Strongly Dispersed
(6)

India: 29.4% in the Northeast
Austria: 30.7% in the Northeast
Czechoslovakia: 32.7% in the Northeast
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): 32.8% in the Northeast
Hungary: 33.0% in the Northeast
Costa Rica: 35.9% in the Northeast



Midwest (2)


Medium Dispersion (2)

Iraq: 48.1% in the Midwest
Bosnia: 38.4% in the Midwest


West (24)


Strongly Favors the West (8)
Armenia: 86.6% in the West
Pacific Islands: 83.9% in the West
Iran: 63.8% in the West
Philippines: 62.5% in the West
Indonesia: 55.5% in the West
Vietnam: 51.6% in the West
Mexico: 53.0% in the West
Japan: 50.1% in the West


Medium Dispersion (11)

Netherlands: 37.8% in the West
China: 42.8% in the West
Korea: 43.1% in the West
Afghanistan: 48.4% in the West
Cambodia: 49.0% in the West
Laos: 40.8% in the West
Thailand: 46.7% in the West
Australia: 40.1% in the West
New Zealand: 49.5% in the West
El Salvador: 42.6% in the West
Guatemala: 40.4% in the West

Strongly Dispersed (5)

France: 30.7% in the West
Romania: 28.9% in the West
Lebanon: 33.2% in the West
Syria: 34.2% in the West
Canada: 34.3% in the West

South (20, of which 7 are strongly in the South)


Strongly Favors the South (7)
Cuba: 81.6% in the South
Venezuela: 70.2% in the South
Bolivia: 60.0% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Honduras: 56.5% in the South
Middle Africa: 55.2% in the South
Haiti: 52.3% in the South

Medium Dispersion (11)
Colombia: 49.2% in the South
Nigeria: 48.4% in the South
Panama: 45.7% in the South
Ethiopia: 45.6% in the South
Uruguay: 43.9% in the South
Argentina: 42.0% in the South
South Africa: 38.6% in the South
Peru: 37.8% in the South
Spain: 37.4% in the South
Chile: 37.1% in the South
Kenya: 36.9% in the South



Strong Dispersion (2)

United Kingdom: 33% in the South
Germany: 32.5% in the South
Strong Dispersion: 26-35% (meaning that they are equally spread out all over the US. Only a slim PLURALITY is in that region)
Medium Dispersion: 35-50% (meaning that they only settle in one or two regions of the US)
Strong Settlement: >50% (meaning that immigrants from these countries strongly PREFER one region. A vast MAJORITY of these immigrants prefer this region)


By continent:

Europe: 35.8% Northeast, 18.8% Midwest, 21.9% South, 23.3% West
Asia: 22.0% Northeast, 12.8% Midwest, 21.7% South, 43.3% West
Africa: 27.5% Northeast, 16.4% Midwest, 37.8% South, 18.0% West
Oceania: 10.8% Northeast, 7.4% Midwest, 17.3% South, 64.3% West
Latin America: 17.9% Northeast, 8.1% Midwest, 36.6% South, 37.2% West

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:23 AM
 
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All data is from

Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

Before this summer was kicked off, I begun compiling information about the variation of modern immigrant settlement in the United States based on the country of origin. I must say, I was surprised by some of the results. Here's what I have;

Northeast (28)


Strongly Favors the Northeast (11)

Ireland: 50.9% in the Northeast
Jamaica: 52.1% in the Northeast
Bangladesh: 55.3% in the Northeast
Trinidad and Tobago: 59.7% in the Northeast
Other Caribbean Islands: 58.7% in the Northeast
Italy: 61.2% in the Northeast
Ecuador: 67.6% in the Northeast
Guyana: 74.3% in the Northeast
Portugal: 74.5% in the Northeast
Barbados: 74.7% in the Northeast
Dominican Republic: 81.6% in the Northeast


Medium Dispersion (11)
Croatia: 37.2% in the Northeast
Liberia: 37.7% in the Northeast
Egypt: 37.9% in the Northeast
Russia: 40.1% in the Northeast
Ukraine: 40.3% in the Northeast
Israel: 41.3% in the Northeast
Poland: 41.7% in the Northeast
Turkey: 44.5% in the Northeast
Ghana: 44.9% in the Northeast
Greece: 46.7% in the Northeast
Brazil: 46.8% in the Northeast

Strongly Dispersed
(6)

India: 29.4% in the Northeast
Austria: 30.7% in the Northeast
Czechoslovakia: 32.7% in the Northeast
Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): 32.8% in the Northeast
Hungary: 33.0% in the Northeast
Costa Rica: 35.9% in the Northeast



Midwest (2)


Medium Dispersion (2)

Iraq: 48.1% in the Midwest
Bosnia: 38.4% in the Midwest


West (24)


Strongly Favors the West (8)
Armenia: 86.6% in the West
Pacific Islands: 83.9% in the West
Iran: 63.8% in the West
Philippines: 62.5% in the West
Indonesia: 55.5% in the West
Vietnam: 51.6% in the West
Mexico: 53.0% in the West
Japan: 50.1% in the West


Medium Dispersion (11)

Netherlands: 37.8% in the West
China: 42.8% in the West
Korea: 43.1% in the West
Afghanistan: 48.4% in the West
Cambodia: 49.0% in the West
Laos: 40.8% in the West
Thailand: 46.7% in the West
Australia: 40.1% in the West
New Zealand: 49.5% in the West
El Salvador: 42.6% in the West
Guatemala: 40.4% in the West

Strongly Dispersed (5)

France: 30.7% in the West
Romania: 28.9% in the West
Lebanon: 33.2% in the West
Syria: 34.2% in the West
Canada: 34.3% in the West

South (20, of which 7 are strongly in the South)


Strongly Favors the South (7)
Cuba: 81.6% in the South
Venezuela: 70.2% in the South
Bolivia: 60.0% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Honduras: 56.5% in the South
Middle Africa: 55.2% in the South
Haiti: 52.3% in the South

Medium Dispersion (11)
Colombia: 49.2% in the South
Nigeria: 48.4% in the South
Panama: 45.7% in the South
Ethiopia: 45.6% in the South
Uruguay: 43.9% in the South
Argentina: 42.0% in the South
South Africa: 38.6% in the South
Peru: 37.8% in the South
Spain: 37.4% in the South
Chile: 37.1% in the South
Kenya: 36.9% in the South



Strong Dispersion (2)

United Kingdom: 33% in the South
Germany: 32.5% in the South
Strong Dispersion: 26-35% (meaning that they are equally spread out all over the US. Only a slim PLURALITY is in that region)
Medium Dispersion: 35-50% (meaning that they only settle in one or two regions of the US)
Strong Settlement: >50% (meaning that immigrants from these countries strongly PREFER one region. A vast MAJORITY of these immigrants prefer this region)


By continent:

Europe: 35.8% Northeast, 18.8% Midwest, 21.9% South, 23.3% West
Asia: 22.0% Northeast, 12.8% Midwest, 21.7% South, 43.3% West
Africa: 27.5% Northeast, 16.4% Midwest, 37.8% South, 18.0% West
Oceania: 10.8% Northeast, 7.4% Midwest, 17.3% South, 64.3% West
Latin America: 17.9% Northeast, 8.1% Midwest, 36.6% South, 37.2% West
I'm not really surprised, except for Midwest maybe.Apparently this part of the US isn't very attracting for the immigrants ! Just from Iraq and Bosnia, they go to Michigan !
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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Good stuff - interesting morning read

would not let me rep you, sorry
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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Strongly Favors the South (7)
Cuba: 81.6% in the South
Venezuela: 70.2% in the South
Bolivia: 60.0% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Honduras: 56.5% in the South
Middle Africa: 55.2% in the South
Haiti: 52.3% in the South


and the vast majority of these immigrants are probably in the Miami area and other parts of Florida. Amazingly Mexicans don't appear high in the South (east of the Mississippi River) but then again we are speaking of legal migration here.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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Strongly Favors the South (7)
Cuba: 81.6% in the South
Venezuela: 70.2% in the South
Bolivia: 60.0% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Honduras: 56.5% in the South
Middle Africa: 55.2% in the South
Haiti: 52.3% in the South

and the vast majority of these immigrants are probably in the Miami area and other parts of Florida. Amazingly Mexicans don't appear high in the South (east of the Mississippi River) but then again we are speaking of legal migration here.

On Cubans, this data is a little old but gets at your point

How much of the 1.1 million Florida Cubans are in Miami?

WikiAnswers - What US state has the large population of cuban americans
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Strongly Favors the South (7)
Cuba: 81.6% in the South
Venezuela: 70.2% in the South
Bolivia: 60.0% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Honduras: 56.5% in the South
Middle Africa: 55.2% in the South
Haiti: 52.3% in the South


and the vast majority of these immigrants are probably in the Miami area and other parts of Florida. Amazingly Mexicans don't appear high in the South (east of the Mississippi River) but then again we are speaking of legal migration here.
Texas is the favorite state of Mexicans after California, but they're not many to go to other South states, but for the West they don't go to Cali only (Arizona,Nevada and New Mexico too).
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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On Cubans, this data is a little old but gets at your point

How much of the 1.1 million Florida Cubans are in Miami?

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The vast majority of them. I heard figures of close to 900,000 in Miami Dade county alone.
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Compared to 2000:

Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

Northeast Region (29)

Strongly Favors the Northeast (11)
Ireland: 54.6% in the Northeast
Other Caribbean Islands: 56.8% in the Northeast
Jamaica: 57.0% in the Northeast
Bangladesh: 58.5% in the Northeast
Italy: 62.7% in the Northeast
Trinidad and Tobago: 63.2% in the Northeast
Ecuador: 69.6% in the Northeast
Barbados: 76.1% in the Northeast
Portugal: 76.6% in the Northeast
Guyana: 78.6% in the Northeast
Dominican Republic: 84.9% in the Northeast

Medium Dispersion (13)
Hungary: 36.5% in the Northeast
Peru: 37.4% in the Northeast
Israel: 40.4% in the Northeast
Egypt: 42.4% in the Northeast
Turkey: 43.2% in the Northeast
Poland: 43.4% in the Northeast
Colombia: 43.7% in the Northeast
Russia: 45.1% in the Northeast
Ghana: 45.3% in the Northeast
Brazil: 45.6% in the Northeast
Ukraine: 46.4% in the Northeast
Haiti: 49.1% in the Northeast
Greece: 49.6% in the Northeast

Strongly Dispersed (5)
Romania: 30.0% in the Northeast
India: 31.5% in the Northeast
Czechoslovakia: 32.1% in the Northeast
Austria: 32.8% in the Northeast
Costa Rica: 35.3% in the Northeast

Midwest Region (3)

Strongly Favors the Midwest (1)
Iraq: 51.1% in the Midwest

Medium Dispersion (2)
Bosnia: 37.3% in the Midwest
Yugoslavia: 36.2% in the Midwest

West Region (25)

Strongly Favors the West (13)
Melanesia: 93.2% in the West (part of Pacific Islands)
Micronesia: 90.9% in the West (part of Pacific Islands)
Armenia: 90.6% in the West
Micronesia: 69.5% in the West (part of Pacific Islands)
Philippines: 64.8% in the West
Iran: 61.8% in the West
Mexico: 56.4% in the West
Indonesia: 55.5% in the West
Vietnam: 52.6% in the West

Japan: 50.3% in the West
New Zealand: 52.2% in the West
Cambodia: 51.8% in the West
Afghanistan: 51.1% in the West


Medium Dispersion (8)
Guatemala: 49.6% in the West
Thailand: 48.6% in the West
El Salvador: 48.1% in the West
China: 44.6% in the West
Laos: 43.6% in the West
Korea: 43.0% in the West
Australia: 41.2% in the West
Netherlands: 38.9% in the West


Strongly Dispersed (4)

France: 30.4% in the West
United Kingdom: 31.1% in the West
Lebanon: 32.2% in the West
Syria: 34.3% in the West
Canada: 34.6% in the West

South Region (13)

Strongly Favors the South (4)
Cuba: 78.9% in the South
Venezuela: 62.1% in the South
Nicaragua: 57.3% in the South
Bolivia: 56.0% in the South

Medium Dispersion (9)
Honduras: 48.8% in the South
Middle Africa: 46.7% in the South
Nigeria: 45.9% in the South
Panama: 43.9% in the South
Ethiopia: 42.7% in the South
Chile: 36.4% in the South
Spain: 36.3% in the South
Argentina: 35.8% in the South
South Africa: 35.1% in the South

Strong Dispersion (1)

Germany: 31.8% in the South

By continent:

Europe: 38.2% Northeast, 18.6% Midwest, 20.1% South, 22.9% West
Asia: 22.1% Northeast, 12.6% Midwest, 19.8% South, 45.1% West
Africa: 31.2% Northeast, 15.0% Midwest, 34.8% South, 18.8% West
Oceania: 10.2% Northeast, 7.7% Midwest, 16.0% South, 65.9% West
Latin America: 18.8% Northeast, 7.8% Midwest, 33.7% South, 39.5% West



Changes from 2000

Definitional changes: All the Pacific Island countries were consolidated in 2008, more African countries appeared in 2008. In 2000, there were 70 countries. In 2008, there were 74. Hopefully there will be better detail for 2010.

Northeast LOST to the South: Peru, Colombia, Haiti
Northeast LOST to the West: Romania
Northeast GAINED from the Midwest: Yugoslavia

West LOST to the South: United Kingdom
West GAINED from the Northeast: Romania

South GAINED from the Northeast: Peru, Colombia, Haiti
South GAINED from the West: United Kingdom

So, the big gainer this past decade: the SOUTH. They increased their share of the total foreign born population from all areas.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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I strongly suspect the large numbers of English and Germans moving to the 'South' region are also concentrated in Florida.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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I strongly suspect the large numbers of English and Germans moving to the 'South' region are also concentrated in Florida.
Florida IS overrepresented in the South for having the most different countries being concentrated there, BUT not for Germany and the United Kingdom

Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

Florida's foreign born compared to the rest of the South

29.6% of the South's foreign born live in Florida (despite being around 16% of the South's total population), but contains

33.4% of the South's British population
28.2% of the South's German population

-AS OPPOSED TO-

92.4% of the South's Cuban population
71.8% of the South's Dominican population
87.7% of the South's Haitian population
66.6% of the South's Jamaican population
47.5% of the South's Trinidadian and Tobagoan population
74.8% of the South's Nicaraguan population
62.6% of the South's Argentinian population
58.3% of the South's Brazillian population
53.2% of the South's Chillean population
69.1% of the South's Colombian population
60.2% of the South's Ecuadorian population
54.8% of the South's Guyanese population
53.0% of the South's Peruvian population
56.2% of the South's Uruguayan population
71.5% of the South's Venezuelan population
45.0% of the South's Canadian population

To be fair though, if California wasn't part of the West, the foreign born numbers would SIGNIFICANTLY decrease

California's foreign born population compared to the rest of the West

Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

71.8% of the West's foreign born live in California (despite being only 53% of the West's total population)

There's way too many countries to list, but almost every single one of them are overrepresented in California compared to the rest of the West.

I'm sure the same could be said for New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas.
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