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Old 09-29-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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Not which has the most diversity. Most ethnic restaurants. Is there a list anywhere?

City with most Americans from other states/regions. Not foreign immigrants.

I'm going to take a wild guess and assume NY & LA both make this list, followed by the major sunbelt cities.

Also, wouldn't surprise me if Tampa was ahead of Chicago in percentage of out-of-staters who moved there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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1 word: TEXAS.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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I'm thinking sunbelt

Florida cities like...
Tampa
Orlando
Miami
Naples
Boca Raton
Sarasota

Then maybe...
Phoenix
Las Vegas,NV

Or maybe "rich" places...
Beverly Hills
Palm Springs
Palm Beach
Malibu
Scottsdale
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Las Vegas probably more than anywhere. Not too many natives there and people always come and go.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Yeah, Vegas probably takes it. Phoenix and San Francisco also have a high percentage.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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yup..plus the other ones
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Cities that come to mind when people say "Transplant City"
Vegas
Orlando
Phoenix
Houston
San Fran
San Diego

Second Teir. I put NYC here, because it probably has the highest number of transplants but a much lower percentage of the whole of the city. Basically a victim of its own size.
LA
NYC
DC
Denver
Pittsburgh

Wildcard
Philadelphia - wildcard because no one expects it, but I'm amazed at the number of people looking to and have already relocated to the city, after so many years of people running screaming from it.

This list is unscientific and I have not one single stat to back up anything I said above, this is just what comes to my mind.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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It's interesting, because such a list doesn't seem to exist. At least not a recent one.

I also think it's an overlooked factor of diversity.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:03 AM
 
Location: classified
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Cities that come to mind when people say "Transplant City"
Vegas
Orlando
Phoenix
Houston
San Fran
San Diego

Second Teir. I put NYC here, because it probably has the highest number of transplants but a much lower percentage of the whole of the city. Basically a victim of its own size.
LA
NYC
DC
Denver
Pittsburgh

Wildcard
Philadelphia - wildcard because no one expects it, but I'm amazed at the number of people looking to and have already relocated to the city, after so many years of people running screaming from it.

This list is unscientific and I have not one single stat to back up anything I said above, this is just what comes to my mind.
DC should belong in the first tier since very few people in DC (note I am including the surounding suburbs in Maryland/N. Virginia as well) are originally from there. The metro area as a whole is extremely transient as a whole thanks to the huge federal government presence, although not to the same extent that Las Vegas, Phoenix, or Orlando are for example.

As far as second tier cities go I would include Chicago as well since that city attracts many people from other Midwestern states (esp Michigan) in addition to other regions. Also Pittsburgh has very few transients relative to other cities.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Anchorage has a huge percentage of transplants. Alaska in general has a large proportion of current and former military members, which contributes to that, plus Anchorage's population increased 263% when the TransAlaska Oil Pipeline was built in the late 70s and has kept growing since then.
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