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Old 06-24-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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There is a sizable black population in the Hudson Valley, but neither Dutchess nor Orange counties have a population above the national average...
It was mentioned that they are around the national percentage and this may come down to who you include: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...york/PST045218

With that said, the other aspects would appeal to a lot of people.

Also, percentage isn’t necessarily the “be all, end all” in regards to having a visible rural/small town black population. Even in the South this varies.
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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It was mentioned that they are around the national percentage and this may come down to who you include: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...york/PST045218

With that said, the other aspects would appeal to a lot of people.

Also, percentage isn’t necessarily the “be all, end all” in regards to having a visible rural/small town black population. Even in the South this varies.
Percentage isn't the be all, end all, but unless there is a large physical population, places with populations below the national average tend to have a muted voice and social impact. There are rare exceptions, but this is typically the case...
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Percentage isn't the be all, end all, but unless there is a large physical population, places with populations below the national average tend to have a muted voice and social impact. There are rare exceptions, but this is typically the case...
I know what you are saying and tend to agree. However, Iowa City, Des Moines, Clinton, Burlington and Waterloo IA have or have had black mayors, but Charleston SC has never had one and Columbia SC just got their first one a few years ago. So, this even depends on the community.

In the case of Orange County NY, what makes that county even more potentially appealing is that there are communities with visible to above average black populations that also have higher median household incomes than other groups in said places. http://www.city-data.com/forum/55351629-post12.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/55353364-post13.html

I honestly don’t know many other counties that aren’t “highly” or predominantly black that can say the same thing, along with the other factors mentioned. Maybe Montgomery County MD? Fayetteville County GA?

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Old 06-24-2019, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Also, percentage isn’t necessarily the “be all, end all” in regards to having a visible rural/small town black population. Even in the South this varies.
I want add on this theme , 93% of Rural Blacks are in the South
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:16 AM
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Oh really, the last time I checked it was 53 percent white is still the majority. Boston must be plurality white like in the high 40s in percentage similar to Phily.
Philadelphia is about 33% white I think.
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Old 06-25-2019, 05:20 AM
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Philadelphia is about 33% white I think.
Philadelphia will probably surpass Chicago in black population in just a few years with Chicago's black population declining 5 times faster than Philly's. The cities AA populations are about 50,000 apart.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Philadelphia is about 33% white I think.
White percentages as of 2017

Boston 43.9%
DC 37.0%
Philadelphia 34.5%
New York City 31.6%
Baltimore (rougher estimate) 28%

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Old 06-25-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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I want add on this theme , 93% of Rural Blacks are in the South
Not surprising, if true. According to the US Census, any place with around 2500 people is considered to be urban. So, a community of that population or a little higher wouldn’t be included.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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Not surprising, if true. According to the US Census, any place with around 2500 people is considered to be urban. So, a community of that population or a little higher wouldn’t be included.
Actually, they are included under Rural definitions. Generally, urban areas with a core(s) 10K-50K still get this classification often. That's why when people picture rural a farm / blink town/ countryside county comes to mind. Yet , a small moderate cityscape with similar amenities to a metro city isn't the ideal picture of rural area per say. This is one of the prime reasons i bring Micropolitan areas into Black culture discussions.

Reminds me of the author of The Hate U Give whose from North Jackson. Her personal experience she shared in a interview about people finding out she's from Mississippi and being asked something along the lines " You grew up on a farm?" and she responded with " No. My neighborhood is more like Compton." I smirked and realized people don't realized how urban the Sipp Black community is.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:21 PM
 
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Actually, they are included under Rural definitions. Generally, urban areas with a core(s) 10K-50K still get this classification often. That's why when people picture rural a farm / blink town/ countryside county comes to mind. Yet , a small moderate cityscape with similar amenities to a metro city isn't the ideal picture of rural area per say. This is one of the prime reasons i bring Micropolitan areas into Black culture discussions.

Reminds me of the author of The Hate U Give whose from North Jackson. Her personal experience she shared in a interview about people finding out she's from Mississippi and being asked something along the lines " You grew up on a farm?" and she responded with " No. My neighborhood is more like Compton." I smirked and realized people don't realized how urban the Sipp Black community is.
Compton is suburban though.
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