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Old 09-22-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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What are some Major US Cities that have high numbers of Blacks, Hispanics, and Foreign born or Immigrant Populations/ High level diversity that you would never expect? We all expect our New York's, Chicago's and Miami's to run high numbers. What are some US cities over 100,000 that would provide this Culture Shock, "Diversity" that you would least expect?
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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Though it falls well short of the 100k threshold, York, Pennsylvania (pop 44k) is surprisingly urban and diverse for city of it size, so far removed from a major metro.

York is 40% white, 25% Black and 32% Latino.

It looks like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811

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Old 09-22-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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To be honest, just about any city in the Northeast that fits the population criteria and some under the criteria would fit.

I'll say the Upstate NY cities that fit the criteria have the added dimension of getting quite a few refugees in recent years. Some other cities may get immigrants from Latin America or say the Cape Verde Islands, among other places.

Specific cities like Springfield MA, Providence RI, the bigger Connecticut cities and Allentown PA are some others in the region that would fit.

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Old 09-22-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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Nashville, TN.. and Louisville, Ky. definitely fit the bill. Remember when I first visited the two cities years back, had no idea they both had such high black populations. Nashville especially surprise me how big the Hispanic and Foreign population. Lots of West Indians, Africans, and Kurds in Nashville as well.. Nashville includes the largest Kurdish population in the US.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Some small towns in Kansas (like Garden City) and Idaho are over 60% Mexican, due to the farm workers.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Some small towns in Kansas (like Garden City) and Idaho are over 60% Mexican, due to the farm workers.
Same for places in Iowa like Marahalltown and Mason City. I believe Grand Island NE is another one.

Meat packing is another industry that plays a part in this.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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I believe Grand Island NE is another one.
Indeed it is.

Central and SE Washington is like this as well, Wenatchee, Yakima, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Nashville, TN.. and Louisville, Ky. definitely fit the bill. Remember when I first visited the two cities years back, had no idea they both had such high black populations. Nashville especially surprise me how big the Hispanic and Foreign population. Lots of West Indians, Africans, and Kurds in Nashville as well.. Nashville includes the largest Kurdish population in the US.
All southern cities have a high black population. Or to more precise, all former slave states.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:17 AM
 
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Though it falls well short of the 100k threshold, York, Pennsylvania (pop 44k) is surprisingly urban and diverse for city of it size, so far removed from a major metro.

York is 40% white, 25% Black and 32% Latino.

It looks like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811
Another city not too far away that is similar Harrisburg PA, which is 49.4% Black(53.3% inc. in combo) and is 19.1% Hispanic out of just over 49,000 people according to 2015 information. It also has suburbs with substantial to high Black percentages in Steelton and Susquehanna Township, as well as a few others. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2604...7i13312!8i6656


Steelton: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2346...7i13312!8i6656


Lancaster is another similar city nearby, but is about 39% Hispanic and about 17% Black(20% inc. combo). https://www.google.com/maps/@40.0378...7i13312!8i6656


All of these areas are next to each other and aren't too far away from Baltimore, DC or even Philly.


In the Midwest, Grand Rapids MI may surprise some people as it is 20.4% Black(23.4% inc. combo) and 15.6% Hispanic. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9656...7i13312!8i6656


Lansing MI is another one, as it is 21.8% Black(27.6% inc. in combo) and 12.3% Hispanic. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7337...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 09-23-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Though it falls well short of the 100k threshold, York, Pennsylvania (pop 44k) is surprisingly urban and diverse for city of it size, so far removed from a major metro.

York is 40% white, 25% Black and 32% Latino.

It looks like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811

https://www.google.com/maps/place/50...!4d-76.7290811

York has seem to become a exurb of Baltimore over the last couple of decades due to housing being cheaper in south central PA.
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