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Old 01-27-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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this greek discussion facinated me, so i did a little digging (not wikipedia, but CENSUS.GOV)

in raw numbers - cook county has more greeks than queens county (borough) (56K to 45K)

in percentage per capita - tarpon springs has a higher percentage (11.768%) of greeks than queens (2.03%) - basically the list from wikipedia with % is correct.

now, i tried to make this more granular by just using zip codes (to just get astoria), but the factfinder site does not allow searching nationality by that level (only city/county and above). so it's really hard to prove if a section within a borough within a county within a city has the most if the foremost site for population statistics cannot provide it to you.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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this greek discussion facinated me, so i did a little digging (not wikipedia, but CENSUS.GOV)

in raw numbers - cook county has more greeks than queens county (borough) (56K to 45K)

in percentage per capita - tarpon springs has a higher percentage (11.768%) of greeks than queens (2.03%) - basically the list from wikipedia with % is correct.

now, i tried to make this more granular by just using zip codes (to just get astoria), but the factfinder site does not allow searching nationality by that level (only city/county and above). so it's really hard to prove if a section within a borough within a county within a city has the most if the foremost site for population statistics cannot provide it to you.
But I'm talking about just Astoria. The rest of Queens doesn't have all that much of a greek population. It's mostly concentrated in my town, which is just about 2 miles.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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But I'm talking about just Astoria. The rest of Queens doesn't have all that much of a greek population. It's mostly concentrated in my town, which is just about 2 miles.
i know that and thought made that clear in my post. what I am saying is the census (the pre-eminent authority) cannot confirm your assertion, as you can't search that granularly.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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i know that and thought made that clear in my post. what I am saying is the census (the pre-eminent authority) cannot confirm your assertion, as you can't search that granularly.
I know. It's hard to look up individual towns/zipcodes in Queens. I was kind of aiming what I said at the rest of the posters, lol. I agree.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^All the same, I find all of this interesting. Thanks for the digging, tahiti.

I have never seen this Greek area of Astoria, but it is certainly on my list for future visits. I have seen the Greek area of Toronto, and was totally blown away by the size/population. I also am very familiar with Tarpon Springs, which is very Greek (another place with amazing Greek food, primarily seafood of course).

Anyway Rachel, I don't doubt you. I just wish there was a better way to get at true population numbers.
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Here's a thread you might be interested in Rachel. http://www.city-data.com/forum/gener...ation-u-s.html I wasn't trying to argue w/you, just trying to show percentages.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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I'm going to respond to that other thread.
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Old 01-27-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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This zip code of Astoria was just under 18% Greek in 2000:11105 5-Digit ZCTA, 111 3-Digit ZCTA - QT-P13. Ancestry:**2000 and a couple of other zip codes were around 9% and the other one was around 5% that same year.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Good find...Italians are just minimally behind Greeks in this area, not surprised.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This zip code of Astoria was just under 18% Greek in 2000:11105 5-Digit ZCTA, 111 3-Digit ZCTA - QT-P13. Ancestry:**2000 and a couple of other zip codes were around 9% and the other one was around 5% that same year.
very cool - why couldn't I do this? i got a message saying "can't do by zip". anyway...thanks!
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