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Old 09-23-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Very interested to see white this would go. I am looking to see if there are majority Hispanic (or plurality) cities where the following is true:

Moderate to low crime
Moderate to low obesity levels
Low incidence of gang violence
High incidence of college degree completion

My thoughts on this probably:

San Diego
San Francisco
Tampa
New York
Boston
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:09 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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None of those cities are majority Hispanic. The closest is San Diego at 33%. None of them are a plurality Hispanic either.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Very interested to see white this would go. I am looking to see if there are majority Hispanic (or plurality) cities where the following is true:

Moderate to low crime
Moderate to low obesity levels
Low incidence of gang violence
High incidence of college degree completion

My thoughts on this probably:

San Diego
San Francisco
Tampa
New York
Boston
This thread has some complicated implications, OP, but for the sake of debate, let's discuss. First of all, none of those cities has even a plurality of Latino populations. San Diego comes closest and may have crossed that threshold as of 2015, but the rest definitely do not.

Secondly, I'd say of the majority (or plurality) cities that are Latino, you won't get all of the criteria you're looking for. Miami, for example, is majority Latino and has the highest level of college degree completion among cities, but also has high levels of obesity.

The Five U.S. Cities With the Most Educated Latinos - The Atlantic

1. Miami
2. DC
3. Orlando
4. Boston
5. San Francisco
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Boston
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huh??? San Francisco (15% hispanic), San Diego (29% hispanic), Tampa (24% hispanic), New York (28% Hispanic), and Boston(18% Hispanic) are not hispanic majority or plurality cities.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Very interested to see white this would go. I am looking to see if there are majority Hispanic (or plurality) cities where the following is true:

Moderate to low crime
Moderate to low obesity levels
Low incidence of gang violence
High incidence of college degree completion

My thoughts on this probably:

San Diego
San Francisco
Tampa
New York
Boston
Are you only concerned with large cities? Because there are areas of South Florida that are middle to upper middle class with large Hispanic populations i.e. Weston, Coral Gables, Miami Shores, Palmetto Bay etc.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:21 PM
 
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This thread has some complicated implications, OP, but for the sake of debate, let's discuss. First of all, none of those cities has even a plurality of Latino populations. San Diego comes closest and may have crossed that threshold as of 2015, but the rest definitely do not.

Secondly, I'd say of the majority (or plurality) cities that are Latino, you won't get all of the criteria you're looking for. Miami, for example, is majority Latino and has the highest level of college degree completion among cities, but also has high levels of obesity.

The Five U.S. Cities With the Most Educated Latinos - The Atlantic

1. Miami
2. DC
3. Orlando
4. Boston
5. San Francisco
High levels of obesity? Certainly not by Southern standards or even Northern standards. It's at 22.2% obese. Lower than Minneapolis.

The List: The Most Obese Cities
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I decided to randomly look at some cities in Texas, and Dallas and Houston are both plurality Hispanic. San Antonio and El Paso are both majority Hispanic.

The listed cities in the OP are all plurality white. Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, and Tampa are all more than 40%+ non-Hispanic white. White people also make up the largest group in NYC at 33%. NYC's demographics are actually fairly comparable to Chicago's.

Edit: Los Angeles is a plurality Hispanic. It's nearly the majority at 48.5% in 2010. The Census' site doesn't have 2015 stats up for LA though.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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High levels of obesity? Certainly not by Southern standards or even Northern standards. It's at 22.2% obese. Lower than Minneapolis.

The List: The Most Obese Cities
No, that's the metropolitan area, which includes Broward County, which is significantly less Latino (26%) than Miami-Dade County (65% Latino), which is what people think of when they think "Miami". Miami-Dade County, according to the CDC, has an overweight and obesity rate of over 67%.

CDC - Community Profile - Miami-Dade County, FL - Communities Putting Prevention to Work
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Look to cities in the Southwest that have had a hispanic culture for a LONG time.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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None of the cities listed fit your own criteria.

Almost all the majority Hispanic cities are in California and Texas-except Miami, Paterson (NJ) and Elizabeth (NJ).

Others that come close are Phoenix, Providence, Hartford (CT) Albuquerque, Allentown (PA) and Denver.
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