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Old 02-22-2011, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Arrow 2010 US Census Diversity Index

Look at :

2010 US Census News & Data - USATODAY.com

Pretty interesting stats.Texas has (for the moment) the highest diversity index, and Vermont the lowest (lowest than South Dakota, it's unbelievable for a northeastern state)
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Look at :

2010 US Census News & Data - USATODAY.com

Pretty interesting stats.Texas has (for the moment) the highest diversity index, and Vermont the lowest (lowest than South Dakota, it's unbelievable for a northeastern state)
I don't know why Vermont having no diversity surprises you. It has been that way forever, and when I say forever I mean like since 1776. It was the first to abolish slavery so you had no slave owners or slaves to make the population diverse and a good portion of the borders of the state were really not conducive to migration in the colonies early years so that kept the population low and mostly white. When the states were getting an influx of immigrants there was really no reason to go to Vermont, farming there is hard, no manufacturing, etc. And now many people that are non whites look at the state and ask themselves could I live in a state where I would probably never see another person of color?
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:38 AM
 
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Yeah. Maybe the person was interested in it not changing much. I think Connecticut was once pretty white, but it's received a fair amount of Cape Verdeans and Jamaicans. I think even Maine has received some non-white migration. Vermont I think did get some "French-Canadian" or Quebecois immigration at times, but those would still generally count as "white." (A few might have very partial indigenous ancestry I guess) Chittenden looks to be the most "diverse county" in Vermont at "just" 92.5% white.

Although according to this there still are counties outside Vermont that look to be less "diverse than any county in Vermont. Dickenson County, Virginia has a diversity index of 3. No Vermont county looks to be below a 7. Maryland is counted as quite diverse, but the state's Garret County has a diversity index of 5. Hanson County, South Dakota has a DI of 3. The counties that contain Dallas and Houston appear to have the highest of counties they list as both had 75. Still many states are not yet counted.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: North FL
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I don't know why Vermont having no diversity surprises you. It has been that way forever, and when I say forever I mean like since 1776. It was the first to abolish slavery so you had no slave owners or slaves to make the population diverse and a good portion of the borders of the state were really not conducive to migration in the colonies early years so that kept the population low and mostly white. When the states were getting an influx of immigrants there was really no reason to go to Vermont, farming there is hard, no manufacturing, etc. And now many people that are non whites look at the state and ask themselves could I live in a state where I would probably never see another person of color?
Vermont has diversity. FL is the state lacking.
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Yeah. Maybe the person was interested in it not changing much. I think Connecticut was once pretty white, but it's received a fair amount of Cape Verdeans and Jamaicans. I think even Maine has received some non-white migration. Vermont I think did get some "French-Canadian" or Quebecois immigration at times, but those would still generally count as "white." (A few might have very partial indigenous ancestry I guess) Chittenden looks to be the most "diverse county" in Vermont at "just" 92.5% white.

Although according to this there still are counties outside Vermont that look to be less "diverse than any county in Vermont. Dickenson County, Virginia has a diversity index of 3. No Vermont county looks to be below a 7. Maryland is counted as quite diverse, but the state's Garret County has a diversity index of 5. Hanson County, South Dakota has a DI of 3. The counties that contain Dallas and Houston appear to have the highest of counties they list as both had 75. Still many states are not yet counted.
I think the big difference between Vermont and Conn., Maine, etc is they have the coast and with that comes the docks where people would enter the country.

If you break it down to county level you will get some areas that are not diverse at all but it will be on both sides of the spectrum. Those counties mentioned are also extremely small.
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:30 AM
 
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Florida lacks diversity. Understand?
can you actually explain what you mean instead of just saying it and expecting us to totally understand
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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You know what's awesome? Vermont is notorious for its liberalism, yet it's the least diverse state in the United States. Meanwhile, Texas, the favorite punchline among liberals in the last 10 years, is the most diverse state in the United States. Ironic, no?
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The City
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So am curious if not on the mexican borer or the influx from there, what would be the change to the index

meaning if this population were at the national average (for hispanic), understanding it cant be done, but outside of this aspect is TX truly diverse. Overall the population seems mostly non-integrated and co-existing, not much different than many other first/second generation immigrant groups
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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You know what's awesome? Vermont is notorious for its liberalism, yet it's the least diverse state in the United States. Meanwhile, Texas, the favorite punchline among liberals in the last 10 years, is the most diverse state in the United States. Ironic, no?
Ahaha so true
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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You know what's awesome? Vermont is notorious for its liberalism, yet it's the least diverse state in the United States. Meanwhile, Texas, the favorite punchline among liberals in the last 10 years, is the most diverse state in the United States. Ironic, no?
That doesn't mean a thing. Calirnonia is notoriously liberal and it IS the most diverse state in the country. So I see zero correlation here. I'm sure you'll get lots of responses from political blowhards who love to argue, but you don't have much of a point.
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