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Old 04-21-2016, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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each city seems to have had a number of ethnic groups that form(ed) the nature of the city, large in number and in influence and readily identifiable as being such. they seemed to form the bedrock of the city/metro area in which they live(d).

who are those standouts in your city.

I'll give you my list for my home town, Chicago (in no particular order), as an example.

Chicago has always been associated with Germans, irish, Italians, Jews, Poles, Greeks, Blacks....much of those communities have melted down into the main stream, of course, but today i would definitely put Mexicans on the list.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New England
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Boston has always been associated with Irish immigrants. The St. Patrick's day parade is one of the largest in the country and a large proportion of the population claims Irish ancestry. There are also a lot of Italian immigrants in the Boston area as evidenced by the North End which is Americas best Little Italy in my opinion. Many people in the state can claim distant English heritage which makes sense considering the fact that it's in new ENGLAND. There is also a growing population of Hispanic people with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Today, Denver is pretty darn General American. Most whites here are of German/Irish/English descent.

However,
-Mexicans and "Hispanics" (native Coloradans of Spanish or distant Mexican descent) on the NW/W/SW sides,
N/NE suburbs, and W suburbs

-Black Americans in Five Points, NE/E/SE Denver, and in Aurora

-Italians on the NW side/Wheat Ridge

-Jews on the SE and W sides
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:37 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Do we even have to guess what it would be for Miami?
Cuban
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Do we even have to guess what it would be for Miami?
Cuban
there are Cubans in Miami? Who knew! You're not talking about Mark, are you, because I think he is in D/FW.
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Old 04-21-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Boston has always been associated with Irish immigrants. The St. Patrick's day parade is one of the largest in the country and a large proportion of the population claims Irish ancestry. There are also a lot of Italian immigrants in the Boston area as evidenced by the North End which is Americas best Little Italy in my opinion. Many people in the state can claim distant English heritage which makes sense considering the fact that it's in new ENGLAND. There is also a growing population of Hispanic people with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots.
It also has a long time and diverse Black community that has been in neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale. Beacon Hill even had a middle class Black community centuries ago. Cambridge also comes to mind in this regard as well.

Along with African Americans(including those by way of the Canadian Maritimes-Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick), there are many with Caribbean roots(Haitians, Bajans and Jamaicans) and from Africa(Cape Verse, Liberia, etc.).
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads: Filipinos, Puerto Ricans
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Providence = Italians
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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In Houston, the obvious answer is Mexicans, however there are many Hondurans, Salvadorans, Colombians, Guatemalans and Venezuelans here too. Its a pretty Hispanic city.


That said, the one ethnic group that I think impacts Houston more than any other (besides Mexicans) are the Vietnamese. The food and the culture has a huge impact here.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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SF = Chinese
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