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Old 12-19-2018, 06:31 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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What are some American cities that have large immigrant populations that you would never expect. I know for me it has been Nashville that has topped my list but I'm sure there are others. I don't think anyone would have ever thought the Music City would have such a high population of immigrants. Great to see Nashville so diverse.


https://www.newamericaneconomy.org/n...les-diversity/
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Lewiston, Maine. A lot of Somali refugee's are there. The city only has like 30,000 people.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Utica, New York. It’s a city that was hard hit by relocation and automation of manufacturing jobs, but since the 90s has been taking in refugees from all over the world. It essentially staunched the steep slide the city was going on and has done so with relative ease. Also probably one of the most interesting collection of restaurants for a small city in the US.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demo...and_immigrants

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Old 12-19-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Wausau, WI has a large Hmong community.

Salem, Oregon has a large Pacific Islander community.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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What are some American cities that have large immigrant populations that you would never expect. I know for me it has been Nashville that has topped my list but I'm sure there are others. I don't think anyone would have ever thought the Music City would have such a high population of immigrants. Great to see Nashville so diverse.
I have to be honest, I don't think most people would be surprised about that.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:39 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I have to be honest, I don't think most people would be surprised about that.

I guess at it's population growth rate, it makes perfect sense.. I was fooled by Nashville all the way around though
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:08 PM
 
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Akron, Ohio, has been a resettlement city for Southeast Asians (largely from Bhutan) for about the past 20 years and now has a sizable population. The Akron Public Schools went from maybe 1-2 percent Asian in 2000 to now around 10 percent, and within the next couple of years, North HS will likely become the first high school in Ohio to be majority Asian (it was around 42 percent last year).

Akron (and Cleveland) have also have recently been taking in refugees from the Congo, but not in the same numbers as Southeast Asians. Overall, Akron hasn't experienced as great of a population decline as some of the other industrial Midwestern cities (peak population of 290,000 to now 199,000), but the refugee resettlements are the biggest reason it may climb back over 200,000 in the 2020 census. The children who came over in the early 2000s are now reaching adult age, so on top of continuing to gain in international migration, the city should start seeing a boost in native births in the coming years, since they tend to have large families.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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There are Mexican immigrant communities all over the South and Midwest now
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:43 PM
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Louisville KY has thousands of immigrants from Vietnam, Syria, Iraq, Nepal, Cuba, etc. I have co workers from Vietnam, Bosnia, Philippines, and Cuba.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The 40,000 Bosnians fit in pretty well in St. Louis. That's the largest Bosnian community outside of Bosnia. There are clusters of immigrants in most large cities and some rural communities.
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