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View Poll Results: Which city is experiencing the biggest demographic shift??
Chicago 8 9.76%
Atlanta 26 31.71%
Washington, D.C. 14 17.07%
New York City 9 10.98%
Boston 1 1.22%
Houston 13 15.85%
St. Louis 2 2.44%
Los Angeles 22 26.83%
Detroit 4 4.88%
San Francisco 8 9.76%
Philadelphia 1 1.22%
Baltimore 1 1.22%
Cleveland 0 0%
Seattle 2 2.44%
Other 11 13.41%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Which city is experiencing the biggest demographic shift??
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I said boston. I think boston is having an incline in minority population. Mostly hispanics.
heres a look at one of the schools in boston.. look at the hispanic population dramatically grow and the white population drop. The black population is steady
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MA/sc...17/school.aspx

I dont think LA or NYC should be on the list because those cities are always growning and lessining so quick that you can't really tell whos doin what.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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DC. Poor and middle class blacks are being squeezed out by rich white folks.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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I voted Chicago because I recently read a report in the Chicago Tribune that said the city's ethnic makeup is now 28 percent White, 35 percent Black, and 30 percent Hispanic.

It means that for the first time, Hispanics outnumber non-Hispanic whites in the city. I think that's a significant shift.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The South
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Atlanta. The "Black Mecca" is experiencing a large white movement into the city, BIG change.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I voted San Francisco because I have read that it has a very fast declining black population and right now the black population there is only about 7.5%. Other cities like Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, and LA are also seeing large numbers of black residents moving out of the cities. Cities like Detroit and Cleveland are seeing both black and white residents leave there cities although the white populations are declining at a faster rate so the black population percentage is actually increasing. Right now it seems like the black population is decreasing in most major cities right now, but there is an increasing black population in the suburbs. The Hispanic population is going up basically everywhere right now. Also alot of white people seem to be moving back into cities such as Washington DC and Atlanta.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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DC. Poor and middle class blacks are being squeezed out by rich white folks.
and they are mainly moving to Prince George's County in Maryland. I had two sisters live there for a while and you can see how that is occurring. Some communities are better than others too.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I voted San Francisco because I have read that it has a very fast declining black population and right now the black population there is only about 7.5%. Other cities like Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, and LA are also seeing large numbers of black residents moving out of the cities. Cities like Detroit and Cleveland are seeing both black and white residents leave there cities although the white populations are declining at a faster rate so the black population percentage is actually increasing. Right now it seems like the black population is decreasing in most major cities right now, but there is an increasing black population in the suburbs. The Hispanic population is going up basically everywhere right now. Also alot of white people seem to be moving back into cities such as Washington DC and Atlanta.
and Whites are moving into NYC too. Many Black people are moving back to the South as well. If they do stay in the North it is either the suburbs or to smaller cities in that state or region. For instance, you see more and more Black people in cities in Upstate NY like Binghamton, Plattsburgh, Oswego, Cortland, Ithaca, Auburn, Watertown, etc. Many of these small cities have state colleges and universities that are growing a bit too. In the case of Watertown, Fort Drum Army Base brings a lot of Black people to the area and that county(Jefferson County) is one of the fastest growing counties in NY state. Many are going to Orange County, the fastest growing county in NY state.

Hispanic communities are growing in Upstate NY too in cities and even towns big and small. We have small cities like Dunkirk and Amsterdam with pretty large Hispanic(mainly Puerto Rican) communities. Same with some communities in Orange and Ulster Counties too.

In some large cities like LA, Hispanics are replacing Blacks too. Inglewood and Lynwood are two examples of this. Same with parts of South Central too. Many of these blacks are moving either to the South, to other Western cities like Las Vegas or to surrounding counties like Orange County, Riverside County or San Bernadino County.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:05 PM
 
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LA is headed down the all-Hispanic route.

It's DEFINITELY surpassed 50% now. Hell, I'd say it's hovering around 60%.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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Atlanta- White population is increasing rapidly while the black one is declining as lower-income blacks are forced to move to the suburbs as city life becomes increasing popular especially with higher gas prices

D.C- See Atlanta but also throw in a growing Latino population as well as the white one

Los Angeles County- Latinos are taking over South Central and are literally ridding the areas of blacks.

Harlem, NYC- Has seen white population triple in the past years

Palm Beach County- Huge decrease in white population as blacks and latino population grows

Overall I'd expect most cities to see a huge increase in Hispanics.
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