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Old 10-25-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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I think that's because places & people can't be set up to reflect the nationwide percantages. That irks me alot ever since I've been lurking on citydata forum. People already understand the dynamics of collective lifestyles along with the flow of in/out migration, growth/decline, and economics. So i can't understand the curiosity of coming across a metro or city that reflects the whole country demographics.

An ethnically ( disagree with racial terminology) " balance" metro/city would be equal portions of all major groups in my opinion.
In this regard, only a handful of cities, let alone metros, fit or come close to this criteria.(Oakland, Jersey City, etc.)
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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In this regard, only a handful of cities, let alone metros, fit or come close to this criteria.(Oakland, Jersey City, etc.)
Precisely. Social dynamics.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:54 AM
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Location: Boston
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It seems hard to find a racially balanced metro, one where 60% are white, 18% Latino, 13% black and 6% Asian.
Just skimming the list, it looks like New Haven might be closest?
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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Just skimming the list, it looks like New Haven might be closest?
That looks about right and it isn't one of those areas in the Northeast where the cultural diversity is city centric. Places in the metro like Hamden, West Haven, Ansonia, Meriden, Waterbury and even some of the other towns to a lesser degree, may surprise some people in that regard.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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I think that's because places & people can't be set up to reflect the nationwide percantages. That irks me alot ever since I've been lurking on citydata forum. People already understand the dynamics of collective lifestyles along with the flow of in/out migration, growth/decline, and economics. So i can't understand the curiosity of coming across a metro or city that reflects the whole country demographics.

An ethnically ( disagree with racial terminology) " balance" metro/city would be equal portions of all major groups in my opinion.

True. I just think such a city would be great place for test marketing products to "America" or the views of "Americans".
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Never thought of it before, but Knoxville and Pittsburgh are demographic twins damn near, and when I really think about it, having been to both it is an easy comparison to make, absolutely...
Knoxville and Pittsburgh are certainly low diversity metro areas, but both include a lot of exurban and semi-rural territory on their outskirts that is almost completely homogeneous. The core urbanized areas are considerably more diverse than the metro averages. It would be interesting to see an 'Urbanized Area' comparison as well, which is available from census data.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I bet if you asked the average American most would not know that america is over 60% white, and has been for hundreds of years. It's crazy that most people perceptions don't equal reality what so ever! knowing demographics helps one paint a more accurate picture of the world around us.
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Old 10-25-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Thank you. Surprised that San Francisco had a higher % of blacks than LA
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Boston numbers include two all white counties of New Hampshire and excludes Rhode Island and a southeastern ma county. Makes the metro whiter than eastern ma really is..
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Old 10-25-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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Thank you. Surprised that San Francisco had a higher % of blacks than LA
They're both very small, in the 6% range. I think it's the sheer numbers that makes the difference between the two. LA/Riverside has over three times as many black residents than San Fran/San Jose.
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