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Old 06-27-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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Hi all.

Are there any distinct communities of Spanish-Americans in the US? If so, where are they? By Spanish American I mean from Spain, not Latinos.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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Very few. Spaniards typically immigrated to spanish speaking countries.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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There's small networks of Spanish ex-pats in some larger cities. There's also Basque Americans throughout the west. Though there's a lot more people who are of specific Spanish descent or heritage though their families that came from Latin America. I know people who came from Cuba or Uruguay or Mexico to the US who are still close to their relatives in Spain or only a couple generations removed from someone who came from Spain. But in the US they just get lumped into Latino(or as white), even if they have family in the Canary Islands or Catalonia or wherever.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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I meet some Spaniards in Miami from time to time and they are always very clear to point out that they are from Spain and not the Americas.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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There's a bit of a "Little Spain" remaining in NYC.

Little Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-28-2014, 04:41 AM
 
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There is a large number of Spanish Americans in New Mexico (9.4 % of the state's population). Historically, Spanish was always the largest ancestry in New Mexico until recent Mexican immigration that surpassed them.

Nuevo Mexicano


There is also a Spanish presence in Colorado and California.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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Check out the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey (a few miles outside of New York City). It's a safe and diverse historic neighborhood with lots of descendants and immigrants of Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and a few other Latin American and European countries.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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Question Are there no communities of SPANIARDS in America?

I went to a Spanish restaurant in Valpo, IN last night. Great food, btw. Anyway, I got to wondering something. Why is it that Spaniards don't have a significant cultural presence in the US?

Now, I know that many Latin Americans have Spaniard descent but thanks to the modern classification lumping all "Hispanics" together, few of them identify as having this culture and instead put themselves in a general "Latino" category. I already made a thread about that and don't wish to discuss it here.

But when it comes to people with actual Spaniard culture and customs, are there any well-known communities in the US? I've read of a Basque (who are technically not Spaniards) community in Boise, Idaho. Never been there, though. The Wikipedia page on Spanish-Americans places most of them as having a strong presence in the Southwest. Again, though, I am sure that in this day and age few identify as Spaniards and probably identify as Tejanos or Mexican-Americans. Or maybe I'm totally off about that.

Have you seen any Spanish communities in the US that are proud of their heritage in Spain and celebrate it?
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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Santa Fe and northern New Mexico has remnants of a Spaniard colonial past and carry on some of the cultural traditions like Flamenco and a few restaurants where you can get served tapas and paella. There are families in the area that carry on old Spaniard bloodlines.
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I went to a Spanish restaurant in Valpo, IN last night. Great food, btw. Anyway, I got to wondering something. Why is it that Spaniards don't have a significant cultural presence in the US?
Because most immigrant to Latin America in the period of Europe emigration. From 1850 to 1970:

1.3 million Spanish moved to Argentina
825,000 to Mexico
240,000 to USA

harder to find numbers on other countries, but it was probably large in other Latin American countries.
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