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Old 10-30-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Boston
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To be fair, I know at least as many people who live in a city and don’t venture out into the country as I do people who live in the country and avoid cities. Didn’t you say yourself (I think in another thread) that, despite living in New England for years, you’d never visited the northern states? If so, how is that any better than someone who lives in the north and never comes south?
I think it’s better because what practical reason do I have to venture into the country I’m immersed in what’s going on with in the metro the social economic and other general ongoing’s of the city and the metro itself going out To the country is drawn myself away from the metro and I luxury I’ve been to each of the northern states but only once of my own accord Because not only am I genuinely busy and was until recently without a car there is no practical reason for me to go out there and I’m largely disinterested. If you live in the country and don’t live in the city it’s probably a choice and a hard one to make at that.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:05 AM
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Location: Boston
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If you live in the country and don’t live in the city it’s probably a choice and a hard one to make at that.
What makes you think this?
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Boston
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What makes you think this?
Because most of the homes/rentals, jobs and roads are in and around the city.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:02 PM
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Location: Boston
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Because most of the homes/rentals, jobs and roads are in and around the city.
I don’t know...people have been living successfully in and around places like Brattleboro, VT and Farmington, ME for over 200 years without access to the jobs and infrastructure of the country’s big cities.

Where I am now: I don’t think most would consider New London or Norwich to be particularly big cities, but the folks who live there and in neighboring towns like Ledyard, Waterford, Montville, Groton etc. seem to get along fine.

Granted I think the national narrative in the last decade or two has been that the nation’s small towns have been struggling economically, but it’s not like the residents of those towns have all packed up and moved to large cities.

.........

Edit: rereading the comment I first quoted, I guess you’re more annoyed by the people who already live close enough to a major city that they could and should enter and experience it frequently rather than people who just don’t live near a big city?

If that’s the case, then yeah. I agree with you.

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Old 11-03-2018, 09:59 AM
 
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Major cities 2-million plus:

Pittsburgh (whitest); Los Angeles (least white)
San Antonio (most Latino); Pittsburgh (least Latino)
Atlanta (blackest); Portland (least black)
Bay Area (most Asian); Cleveland (least Asian)
Great Job Murk!

Continuing the Most/Least for the Top 5 (2 million plus):

#2 - Cincinnati (whitest); Miami (least white)
#2 - Riverside (most latino); St. Louis (least latino)
#2 - Baltimore (blackest); San Diego (least black)
#2 - Los Angeles (most asian); San Antonio (least asian)

#3 - Minneapolis (most white); Riverside (least white)
#3 - Miami (most latino); Cincinnati (least latino)
#3 - Washington (most black); Phoenix (least black)
#3 - Seattle (most asian); Pittsburgh (least asian)

#4 - St. Louis (most white); Houston (least white)
#4 - Los Angeles (most latin); Detroit (least latino)
#4 - Charlotte (most black); Denver (least black)
#4 - Sacramento (most asian); Miami (feat asian)

#5 - Kansas City (most white); San Francisco (least white)
#5 - Houston (most latin); Cleveland (least latin)
#5 - Detroit (most black); Seattle (least black)
#5 - San Diego (most asian); Kansas City (least asian)
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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California

White National Average 60.6%
Most White - Sacramento - 52.2%
Least White - Fresno - 29.3%


Most Latin - Fresno - 53.2%
Least Latin - Sacramento - 21.7%
Latin National Average 18.1%

Black National Average 12.3%
Most Black - San Francisco-Bay Area - 6.9%
Least Black - Fresno - 4.5%


Most Asian - San Jose - 35.2%
Least Asian - Fresno - 10.1%
Asian National Average 5.5%

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Old 11-03-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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California

White National Average 60.6%
Most White - Sacramento - 52.2%
Least White - Fresno - 29.3%


Most Latin - Fresno - 53.2%
Least Latin - Sacramento - 21.7%
Latin National Average 18.1%

Black National Average 12.3%
Most Black - San Francisco-Bay Area - 6.9%
Least Black - Fresno - 4.5%


Most Asian - San Jose - 35.2%
Least Asian - Fresno - 10.1%
Asian National Average 5.5%
Thanks, Chim!

I added the entire 9-county Bay Area and compared it to Greater LA, the data shakes out like this:

San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco counties
39% white (3,045,015)
26% Asian (2,032,770)
23.9% Latino (1,868,735)
5.7% black (443,547)

Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties)
46.7% Latino (8,372,995)
30.1% white (5,397,195)
13.6% Asian (2,439,818)
6.5% black (1,161,231)
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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Want to give a shoutout to all the people compiling these lists. Very cool and good and strong work.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Thanks, Chim!

I added the entire 9-county Bay Area and compared it to Greater LA, the data shakes out like this:

San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco counties
39% white (3,045,015)
26% Asian (2,032,770)
23.9% Latino (1,868,735)
5.7% black (443,547)

Greater Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties)
46.7% Latino (8,372,995)

30.1% white (5,397,195)
13.6% Asian (2,439,818)
6.5% black (1,161,231)
Interesting, that's how I would have guessed it.....

Bay Area is twice as Asian as LA.
LA is twice as Latin as Bay Area.

LA does feel more Black than Bay Area but not by much.

The Bay does feel Whiter than LA mostly because of the huge amounts of Latinos in LA.

Having said that, we still have to remember that LA Area is nearly twice the population of Bay Area, so think how many more Latinos that actually amounts to and although the Bay has a larger % of Asians, LA probably actually has more Asians in shear numbers.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Interesting, that's how I would have guessed it.....

Bay Area is twice as Asian as LA.
LA is twice as Latin as Bay Area.

LA does feel more Black than Bay Area but not by much.

The Bay does feel Whiter than LA mostly because of the huge amounts of Latinos in LA.

Having said that, we still have to remember that LA Area is nearly twice the population of Bay Area, so think how many more Latinos that actually amounts to and although the Bay has a larger % of Asians, LA probably actually has more Asians in shear numbers.
Yeah LA has more Latinos than the entire Bay has people...

The Bay Area has a population of 7,816,468 in 2017. A more even comparison may be just LA County (population 10,163,507)...

Los Angeles County
48.6% Latino (4,939,605)
26% white (2,644,767)
14.6% Asian (1,482,797)
7.8% black (794,235)

There was an old thread on here going back a few years, asking which area between The Bay or LA feels blacker, I can't find it...

To me, LA feels considerably blacker than The Bay, and it goes outside of the data. The proper way to compare the two is primarily looking at the blackest areas of the two regions/cities--East Bay vs South LA...

I won't get too far off topic so I'll link to something I explained last year:

Which city on the West Coast has the strongest Black presence
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