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Old 08-16-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I read that Filipino Americans are the second-largest Asian American ethnicity in the United States (Chinese Americans being the first). They are concentrated in California and Hawaii, but they live all across the United States. I'll give an example.
There were two Filipino families who settled in a nearby town (I live in Mississippi) back in the 1960s. They became quite affluent because the family patriarchs are doctors. There are also Filipinas who have worked as contract nurses at the local hospitals. They stay for a couple of years then move on, with new ones taking their place. They usually share an apartment or two. All of them attend my church if their work schedules don't interfere.

Are you aware of communities in your area?

God bless,

CKB
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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There's a lot of Fillipinos in parts of Washington especially Seattle and it's suburbs. There's a number in Oregon as well, though not as many as Washington State.

I've read that Juneau, Alaska has a Fillipino community going back to the early part of the 20th Century.

I grew up with lots of Fillipino-American kids in Santa Cruz, California who I actually never realized were Fillipino until years later. They never talked about their ethnicity and depending on their names, I always assumed they were Hispanic or Chinese.

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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We have Filipino folks living in my town in inland So CA.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Does me and my family count?

I've lived in:

Staten Island, NY
North Hollywood, CA
Berkeley, CA
Phoenix, AZ

I have relatives in

All over Hawaii
Seattle, WA
Riverside, CA
Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL
Valparaiso, IN
Detroit, MI area
Las Vegas, NV
Alexandria, LA
Houston, TX
Killeen, TX
Almost everywhere in CA, including Fresno, Stockton, etc.

Yeah, I don't really think about it.

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Also, I believe Fillipinos might be the largest ethnic group in Hawaii at this point. And of my friends from Hawaii that I went to college with probably close to a third or half of them were Fillipino or part-Fillipino.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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Default filipinos are everywhere

my parents immigrated here from the phillipines in the early 70s our family and extended family extends worldwide in europe, australia, phillipines and usa... in usa i got family in FL, WV, CA, and IL. in chicago, there are many filipino communities in or around niles/skokie, and glendale heights. we tend to come from or have very large families so our locations can vary widely. phillipines is the most westernized of the asian countries, as english is emphasized heavily, usually taught as a second language in elementary. majority religion is christian/ catholicism via jesuit spainiard influence in the 16th century. there are 11 million overseas filipino workers worldwide. i went to la this past spring and went to the filipino mall in glendale. i swear when i entered the parking lot it was like going to the mall "SM" in the phillipines lol. they even had goldilocks bakery and jollibee fast food there.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Every hospital in the U.S. has a large number of Filipino workers, from nurses to technicians, and also some doctors.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Filipinos seem to be overwhelmingly on the West Coast, Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas and San Diego Filipinos are by far the largest group.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Filipinos seem to be overwhelmingly on the West Coast, Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas and San Diego Filipinos are by far the largest group.
Daly City, CA (just south of SF) is known for having a large Filipino population.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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At the HS I attended, we had a few kids that were part Filipino. Usually the mother of the kids was Filipino, as I remember one family had a Greek surname and another had a French surname.
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