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Old 09-27-2015, 08:16 AM
 
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Back when I lived in Illinois, I remember that beginning in 04-05, some Ghanians began moving into a neighborhood across the highway from where I lived. Within three years, there were probably a dozen families in that neighborhood.

I have family down in Houston, and I know there's tons of Nigerians and Angolans down there. What US cities have the largest sub-saharan African populations? (Minus Somalis, I know about Minnesota and all that.) Sort of seems like one of the last meta-groups of immigrants that hasn't come here (willingly) in big numbers at any point in our history.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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NYC by far has the highest numbers of West Africans (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali etc) with over 70,000 in residence. It falls off to around 10K with cities like Boston, Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago...and surprisingly not too far behind at 9,000 Columbus OH. Top US Cities at Risk For Ebola From Travel With West Africa
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Old 09-27-2015, 02:13 PM
 
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Washington DC comes to mind as well.
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Old 09-27-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NYC by far has the highest numbers of West Africans (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali etc) with over 70,000 in residence. It falls off to around 10K with cities like Boston, Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago...and surprisingly not too far behind at 9,000 Columbus OH. Top US Cities at Risk For Ebola From Travel With West Africa
Dumbest thread I have ever seen on here. That list is city limits only. Does not even come close of a true rep for most cities, especially Atlanta.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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For Houston it is off, and how is that even accurate as, Nigeria along with several West African countries got rid of Ebola before it could affect even more than 1% of the population. Also most of the Africans living in the U.S aren't just going to suddenly have ebola, looking at number of immigrants per year would have been more accurate.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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NYC and DC are number one and two by a long shot.

After them Atlanta, Minneapolis, Dallas, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, and LA are going to have massive African communities.

In 2013, these were the top immigration points from Africa:

New York: 13,983
Washington/Baltimore: 12,851
Dallas: 3,968
Atlanta: 3,893
Boston: 3,807
Los Angeles/Riverside: 3,710
Minneapolis: 3,685
Houston: 3,345
Philadelphia: 3,180
Seattle: 2,685
Chicago: 2,302
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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The Washington DC area has the nation's largest Ethiopian population. They comprise most of the local taxicab drivers, parking garage attendants, airport baggage handlers, convenience store clerks, and food truck vendors downtown. There are countless Ethiopian restaurants. They live especially in northern D.C., Silver Spring, and western Alexandria.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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NYC by far has the highest numbers of West Africans (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali etc) with over 70,000 in residence. It falls off to around 10K with cities like Boston, Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago...and surprisingly not too far behind at 9,000 Columbus OH. Top US Cities at Risk For Ebola From Travel With West Africa
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Dumbest thread I have ever seen on here. That list is city limits only. Does not even come close of a true rep for most cities, especially Atlanta.
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For Houston it is off, and how is that even accurate as, Nigeria along with several West African countries got rid of Ebola before it could affect even more than 1% of the population. Also most of the Africans living in the U.S aren't just going to suddenly have ebola, looking at number of immigrants per year would have been more accurate.
Since the thread we're in is discussing the "US Cities with the most Sub-Saharan Africans" please enlighten me how about dumb it is to call into reference population numbers for actual cities.

And also how are Houston's numbers "off"? Are you somehow plugged into information that tracks that beyond the numbers already presented, or operating off of your superior perception skills perhaps? The numbers presented also have nothing to do with Ebola in this particular conversation, only with population counts of immigrants from varying African countries within the US.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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NYC by far has the highest numbers of West Africans (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Mali etc) with over 70,000 in residence. It falls off to around 10K with cities like Boston, Houston, Philadelphia and Chicago...and surprisingly not too far behind at 9,000 Columbus OH. Top US Cities at Risk For Ebola From Travel With West Africa
I've heard the Twin Cities has at least 30,000 Liberians, if not more. Does NYC have populations in excess of 70K for each country or did you mean altogether?

I've also heard that as many Africans choose to migrate directly to MN, there are just as many that relocate there from other magnet cities. I'm sure that's probably true for several other cities as well. I honestly have no clue what the true population counts are these days.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:00 AM
 
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I've heard the Twin Cities has at least 30,000 Liberians, if not more. Does NYC have populations in excess of 70K for each country or did you mean altogether?
Sometimes what we hear is more "urban legend". NYC has a population of around 70K from West Africa which would include the countries of Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo. According to the link if you scroll through the Minneapolis-St Paul area communities it totals up to 8,500 or so which makes a heck of a lot more sense in a metro area with 2.8 million people versus NYC which stands at 20 million.

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