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Old 04-24-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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What are some ethnic/racial and social class (rich, middle class, poor) migration trends in your metropolitan area?
I'll do mine

Philadelphia metropolitan area
Whites: Ethnic whites are leaving the Northeast/Riverwards, Northwest, and Southwest, basically the sections of Philly further away from downtown, they are leaving these areas in droves. Also the inner ring suburbs in southeast Delaware County PA, southeast Montgomery County PA, northern Camden County NJ, and eastern New Castle County DE are seeing Huge decreases in whites, these areas are seeing white flight and increases in minorities. The outermost suburbs and exurbs remain very predominately white. Many Hipster whites especially from NYC see Philly as a cheaper and grittier option, and there has been an uptick. Gentrification is occurring in the easternmost portion of West Philly (around U Penn) and the southernmost portion of North Philly (and around Temple), as well as Point Breeze, despite gentrification and increase in whites North and West Philly does not have a Brooklyn/Harlem feel to it, still the hood. Overall white population growth is stagnant and heavily outpaced by minorities.

Blacks: American Blacks have been steadily leaving the inner hoods in North Philly and West Philly for neighborhoods further out, like Northeast, Southwest, Uptown (far north/northwest section of Philly), and to a much lesser extant the River wards. Many American blacks are also leaving the city altogether in favor of the inner ring suburbs, especially in Delaware County PA, New Castle County DE, and Camden County NJ. Blacks with ancestry from the Caribbean and Africa (Jamaicans, Haitians, Nigerians) have been growing in Philly, both from the NYC/NJ area and directly from their home countries, many of them go to West Philly, and to a lesser degree the Northeast and Southwest sections. American blacks are still the vast majority of blacks in the city unlike nearby NYC. Philly is one of the few metros outside the South with Positive growth among American blacks. Overall even tho, black population growth is positive, it is still outpaced by that of Latinos and Asians.

Latinos: Puerto Ricans (who are the majority of Philly Latinos) are already heavily concentrated in eastern North Philly, however growth directly from the island is stronger in areas further north and east, in Riverwards (Port Richmond/Harrowgate), Northeast, and Uptown (far north Philly, basically Olney/Lawncrest). The almost exclusively Puerto Rican neighborhood of Fairhill is multi generational, and is no longer seeing much growth among Puerto Ricans, nor is the much decline either. Puerto Ricans are also heavy in Camden County NJ especially in Camden itself but neighboring Pennsauken has a faster growing PR population. Puerto Ricans in Camden/North Philly tend to be poorer and more "clickish" than Puerto Ricans in other parts of the metro area. Slowly the PR community growth is starting to scatter and no longer solely focused on North Philly alone, many are also goin to other parts of the city, and many inner ring suburbs are seeing tremendous growth, especially Camden County NJ but also New Castle County DE and Montgomery County PA. Mexicans have been continued to grow in South Philly, and we'll as scattered areas in Northeast, as well as scattered throughout many suburbs and far out exurbs. Dominicans tend to follow Puerto Ricans and move into predominately Puerto Rican neighborhoods, however Dominicans are much more likely to be seen in the better-off slightly more diverse Puerto Rican neighborhoods in upper North Philly/Uptown and Northeast, Puerto Rican neighborhoods further south deeper into the North Philly Badlands tend to be poorer and have less Dominicans (these areas are almost exclusively PR) but many poor Dominicans are starting to pop up in the area. Dominican growth is strongest in Northeast Philly. And some are scattering in West Philly, South Philly, and Camden/Pennsauken. Overall growth is very positive.

Asians: They are heavily moving into areas in diversifying neighborhoods in South Philly and the Northeast, as well as lower Montgomery County PA. Many come from China, India, and South Korea. And aside from their home countries, growth can also be seen coming from the NYC/NJ and DC areas. Overall growth is positive.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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Greater Boston

White/European Americans: Almost 70% of Metro Boston is white/European so this obviously is the largest group of people. Irish Americans have the strongest routes, culture and dominance in Greater Boston. The South Shore is dubbed the irish riveria, and contains towns like Scituate, Milton, Duxbury, Hingham, Braintree, Cohasset, Marshfield and Pembroke above or almost near 50% Irish. Dorchester, Charlestown and Southie or South Boston, was once a stronghold for the Irish Americans in Boston propper but a few events lead to the white flight out to the suburbs in the 70s-90s. Italian Amerians have a great established history right around Boston. The North End district in Boston is significantly Italian, and quite possibly could be one of the most Italian neighborhoods in America. The surrounding East Boston, Revere, Everrett and a few others.Due to the overwhemlingly affluent suburbs arund Boston, some towns have gained the WASP stereotype (*Cough* Wellesley, Weston, Dover, etc *cough*) and have the established themselves as being "elite" and "entitled". The Metrowest has also been called out for being 'unwelcoming' to different races moving into the area. Jewish Americans also have a great hisotry in Boston. The towns of Sharon, Brookline and Newton MA have a significant Jewish population today of nearly 35% each! In the past the town of Randolph, MA once had nearly 10,000 Jews (40% at one time), but hence has significantly declined as the Jewish population moved to other areas. Boston proper also has a decent amount of Jews. Portuguese Americans also have a significant role down by New Bedford, Fall River and Providence. The closer you get to the old fishing ports, the more Portuguese the areas get. Closer to Boston, Stoughton, MA use to be extremely Portuguese back in the 40s-50s at almost 10% (Which is a lot for Portuguese Americans). Boston also has a well established Polish American, English American and French populations.
Overall Significant Populations: Most areas, different typers vary by town/city.
Future Growth: Slight Increase (Fast Growth in <40s, Fast Decine in >40 Growth)

Blacks/African Americans: This is really easy for Boston, since its such a segregated metro. Boston proper has a large African American population (150,000) mostly confined to the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and Mission Hill areas. Outside of Boston, only a handful of cities have significant African American populations. Randolph (45%), Brockton (37%) and Lynn (15%) are the only ones who stand out. There is a fast growing Black population (Mostly from Haiti, Cape Verde, etc) in Canton where it went from 1% to 8% Black in just a few years, alongside most of the boston side of the south shore. The Haitian American population is very large in Boston and has been increasing dramatically recently.
Overall Significant Populations: Boston, Randolph, Brockton
Future Growth: Fast Growth

Hispanic/Latinos: Once again this group is highly concentrated just Northeast of the downtown area in Boston, in the neighborhoods of East Boston and Revere. There is a significant population of Hispanics/Latinos in Revere, Lynn and the Boton neighborhoods of East Boston, Dorchester, parts of Roxbury, Hyde Park and increasingly South End-Longwood area. Smaller hispanic populations in the Boston area are concentrated in Central Brockton, Framingham (Mostly Brazilians), Somerville, Cambridge (younger latinos) and Waltham. If you look just outside the Boston Metro, the Rhode Island cities of Providence and pawtucket have very defined Dominican and Puerto Rican neighborhoods. Lawrence, MA whih is a bit north of Boston is about 70% Hispanic and is a very large city. Overall though, MA's hispanic population is exploding and all cities and towns saw a massive increase in their hispanic population. I think I read an article once that said one CPD in Boston went from having 22 to 1,000 Hispanics in just 10 years. Most Hispanic families are of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Salvadoran ancestry I believe. The Brazilian population is a lot larger in the Boston area due to a larger lusso population (portuguese). I would not be surprised if the Boston metro went from 12% to 20% Hispanic in the next 20 years.
Overall Significant Populations: Boston, Lynn, Lawrence, Revere, Providence
Future Growth: Extremely Fast Growth

Asian Americans: Asian Americans seem to be JUST outisde of Boston, in dense communities. The South Bay/Chinatown area in Boston is definetly the most Asian part of the metro, being >50% Asian, however this might get surpased soon. The local cities and towns of Quincy, Malden, Cambridge and Lexington MA. Quincy is nearly 25% Asian with significant Chinese and Indian American populations with an Oriental market now. Throughout the Mero West (Wellesley-Lexington-Concord-Acton-Weston-Newton-Burlington-Wayland, etc) contain a stable 7-15% Asian population, depending by population. These suburbs are among America's wealthiest and educationally advanced, which contain a growing Asian population as they plant routes in nice suburbs west of the city. If we mark are way North a little more, the facotry town of Lowell, MA has a HUGE Cambodian population and it represents more than 50% of the population in some spots of the city. The South Shore is the least Asian part of the Metro, with being only 1-3% Asian, even though the towns of Braintree and Weymouth are about 5-8% Asian. If trends continue, Massachusetts will add a lot of more Asians to the state! Indian American populations increased by 75% from 2000-2010, which is pretty crazy Hopefully some towns and cities gain more of an Asian influence in Greater Boston, but for now Malden, Quincy and Lowell are the best bets. With the colleges and universities attracting more Asian students, its bound to grow more.
Overall Significant Populations: Lowell, Malden, Quincy, Chinatown/South Bay/Allston Boston, Evenly Distrubuted Throughout the Metro West.
Future Growth: Extremely Fast Growth

Social Trends: Boston can pride itself as being the most educated metro, but it does come with some risk. With the surge of intellectuals in Boston, prices have shot up in the last 20 years to prices that put it a one of the most expensive in the nation. Until the 1970s, Boston was a well known established Blue Collar Metro, but since the rush of Reearch facilities along the 128 and Kendal Square areas, the metro has made a complete 180 to white collared workers. It is now the leading city for Bio/Pharm and an innovator in Tech, Startups and increasingly Finance/Business. The population growth is the highest in the Northeast (Metro Wise, Not Including DC) and this will effect the prices dramatically.
Future Growth: High Growth In Rich, Low Growth in Middle Class, Low Growth in Lower Class
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:11 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I thought that this thread was going to have links to actual data, charts, etc.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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I thought that this thread was going to have links to actual data, charts, etc.
:-(
Feel free to link any charts/data you want!
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in the middle of nowhere - northeast Tennessee. It is 95%+ white and remains so. Little change in 20+ years.
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:50 AM
 
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Cincinnati (all personal estimates):

White: Still one of the whitest major metro areas in the US. No major migration occurring.

Black: Slight migration out of Cincinnati/Hamilton County for suburban counties (particularly Butler county to the north) but not in great numbers.

Hispanic: Largest growing group but still makes up a small portion of the metro population. Most newcomers are from Mexico and Central America but lots of other hispanic groups have solid representations. Two counties (Butler and Boone) will definitely have a hispanic population above 5% for the next census. Several other counties (Hamilton, Warren, Kenton) will be close.

Asian: Most growth is in Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati, which will likely see it's Asian population swell to just under 10% by 2020. Other areas that will see healthy growth are in northeastern Hamilton County and northwestern Butler County.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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According to this study, New York City will basically have smaller numbers of black residents and white residents, a mild decline in Hispanic residents. and a larger share of Asian and mixed-race residents. (Presumably they are included in the 'other' you see in in the charts in this study, where you can play with the dropdowns to access projections about ethnic changes in any state or big city. )

Mapping America?s Futures

Those trends have been pretty obvious to us for a while, as new Chinatowns sprouted outside of Manhattan, many African-American black people began returning to the South or also moving to the 'burbs -- to be replaced to a lesser degree by West Indians and Africans in the black population. White families will continue to leave for the 'burbs or retiring outside the city (with the older ones dying off in the city) and many Puerto Ricans have also left for greener pastures, replaced by incoming Mexicans and Dominicans. My guess is that the number of whites will also decline because even among the "transplants", many will have small families, and many of those small families will leave. (Although I do wonder whether the huge Hasidic population will grow in Brooklyn or move to upstate cities.)

Yet we're an immigrant city more than most others, and I wonder how these projections will change if Trump manages to shut down immigration, both legal and illegal, as he wants to do.

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Old 04-25-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I think pretty much everywhere in Chicagoland is becoming more Latino, and African-Americans who stay in the metro area are moving out of the South Side and into the south suburbs.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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Greater Boston

White/European Americans: Almost 70% of Metro Boston is white/European so this obviously is the largest group of people. Irish Americans have the strongest routes, culture and dominance in Greater Boston. The South Shore is dubbed the irish riveria, and contains towns like Scituate, Milton, Duxbury, Hingham, Braintree, Cohasset, Marshfield and Pembroke above or almost near 50% Irish. Dorchester, Charlestown and Southie or South Boston, was once a stronghold for the Irish Americans in Boston propper but a few events lead to the white flight out to the suburbs in the 70s-90s. Italian Amerians have a great established history right around Boston. The North End district in Boston is significantly Italian, and quite possibly could be one of the most Italian neighborhoods in America. The surrounding East Boston, Revere, Everrett and a few others.Due to the overwhemlingly affluent suburbs arund Boston, some towns have gained the WASP stereotype (*Cough* Wellesley, Weston, Dover, etc *cough*) and have the established themselves as being "elite" and "entitled". The Metrowest has also been called out for being 'unwelcoming' to different races moving into the area. Jewish Americans also have a great hisotry in Boston. The towns of Sharon, Brookline and Newton MA have a significant Jewish population today of nearly 35% each! In the past the town of Randolph, MA once had nearly 10,000 Jews (40% at one time), but hence has significantly declined as the Jewish population moved to other areas. Boston proper also has a decent amount of Jews. Portuguese Americans also have a significant role down by New Bedford, Fall River and Providence. The closer you get to the old fishing ports, the more Portuguese the areas get. Closer to Boston, Stoughton, MA use to be extremely Portuguese back in the 40s-50s at almost 10% (Which is a lot for Portuguese Americans). Boston also has a well established Polish American, English American and French populations.
Overall Significant Populations: Most areas, different typers vary by town/city.
Future Growth: Slight Increase (Fast Growth in <40s, Fast Decine in >40 Growth)

Blacks/African Americans: This is really easy for Boston, since its such a segregated metro. Boston proper has a large African American population (150,000) mostly confined to the Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and Mission Hill areas. Outside of Boston, only a handful of cities have significant African American populations. Randolph (45%), Brockton (37%) and Lynn (15%) are the only ones who stand out. There is a fast growing Black population (Mostly from Haiti, Cape Verde, etc) in Canton where it went from 1% to 8% Black in just a few years, alongside most of the boston side of the south shore. The Haitian American population is very large in Boston and has been increasing dramatically recently.
Overall Significant Populations: Boston, Randolph, Brockton
Future Growth: Fast Growth

Hispanic/Latinos: Once again this group is highly concentrated just Northeast of the downtown area in Boston, in the neighborhoods of East Boston and Revere. There is a significant population of Hispanics/Latinos in Revere, Lynn and the Boton neighborhoods of East Boston, Dorchester, parts of Roxbury, Hyde Park and increasingly South End-Longwood area. Smaller hispanic populations in the Boston area are concentrated in Central Brockton, Framingham (Mostly Brazilians), Somerville, Cambridge (younger latinos) and Waltham. If you look just outside the Boston Metro, the Rhode Island cities of Providence and pawtucket have very defined Dominican and Puerto Rican neighborhoods. Lawrence, MA whih is a bit north of Boston is about 70% Hispanic and is a very large city. Overall though, MA's hispanic population is exploding and all cities and towns saw a massive increase in their hispanic population. I think I read an article once that said one CPD in Boston went from having 22 to 1,000 Hispanics in just 10 years. Most Hispanic families are of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Salvadoran ancestry I believe. The Brazilian population is a lot larger in the Boston area due to a larger lusso population (portuguese). I would not be surprised if the Boston metro went from 12% to 20% Hispanic in the next 20 years.
Overall Significant Populations: Boston, Lynn, Lawrence, Revere, Providence
Future Growth: Extremely Fast Growth

Asian Americans: Asian Americans seem to be JUST outisde of Boston, in dense communities. The South Bay/Chinatown area in Boston is definetly the most Asian part of the metro, being >50% Asian, however this might get surpased soon. The local cities and towns of Quincy, Malden, Cambridge and Lexington MA. Quincy is nearly 25% Asian with significant Chinese and Indian American populations with an Oriental market now. Throughout the Mero West (Wellesley-Lexington-Concord-Acton-Weston-Newton-Burlington-Wayland, etc) contain a stable 7-15% Asian population, depending by population. These suburbs are among America's wealthiest and educationally advanced, which contain a growing Asian population as they plant routes in nice suburbs west of the city. If we mark are way North a little more, the facotry town of Lowell, MA has a HUGE Cambodian population and it represents more than 50% of the population in some spots of the city. The South Shore is the least Asian part of the Metro, with being only 1-3% Asian, even though the towns of Braintree and Weymouth are about 5-8% Asian. If trends continue, Massachusetts will add a lot of more Asians to the state! Indian American populations increased by 75% from 2000-2010, which is pretty crazy Hopefully some towns and cities gain more of an Asian influence in Greater Boston, but for now Malden, Quincy and Lowell are the best bets. With the colleges and universities attracting more Asian students, its bound to grow more.
Overall Significant Populations: Lowell, Malden, Quincy, Chinatown/South Bay/Allston Boston, Evenly Distrubuted Throughout the Metro West.
Future Growth: Extremely Fast Growth

Social Trends: Boston can pride itself as being the most educated metro, but it does come with some risk. With the surge of intellectuals in Boston, prices have shot up in the last 20 years to prices that put it a one of the most expensive in the nation. Until the 1970s, Boston was a well known established Blue Collar Metro, but since the rush of Reearch facilities along the 128 and Kendal Square areas, the metro has made a complete 180 to white collared workers. It is now the leading city for Bio/Pharm and an innovator in Tech, Startups and increasingly Finance/Business. The population growth is the highest in the Northeast (Metro Wise, Not Including DC) and this will effect the prices dramatically.
Future Growth: High Growth In Rich, Low Growth in Middle Class, Low Growth in Lower Class
For the Black section, I’d add Cambridge, Everett, Malden, Milton and parts of Medford, Holbrook, Salem, Chelsea, Avon, Framingham, Lawrence and Lowell.
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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According to this study, New York City will basically have smaller numbers of black residents and white residents, a mild decline in Hispanic residents. and a larger share of Asian and mixed-race residents. (Presumably they are included in the 'other' you see in in the charts in this study, where you can play with the dropdowns to access projections about ethnic changes in any state or big city. )

Mapping America?s Futures

Those trends have been pretty obvious to us for a while, as new Chinatowns sprouted outside of Manhattan, many African-American black people began returning to the South or also moving to the 'burbs -- to be replaced to a lesser degree by West Indians and Africans in the black population. White families will continue to leave for the 'burbs or retiring outside the city (with the older ones dying off in the city) and many Puerto Ricans have also left for greener pastures, replaced by incoming Mexicans and Dominicans. My guess is that the number of whites will also decline because even among the "transplants", many will have small families, and many of those small families will leave. (Although I do wonder whether the huge Hasidic population will grow in Brooklyn or move to upstate cities.)

Yet we're an immigrant city more than most others, and I wonder how these projections will change if Trump manages to shut down immigration, both legal and illegal, as he wants to do.
The white population seems to be increasing in many NYC neighborhoods.
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