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Old 02-17-2009, 08:26 PM
 
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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Those are some poor folks. Pretty interesting that none of those places are Mississippi Delta. I would have expected at least one...I could have missed it. I was equally surprised about the jewish communities being on the list. I would have expected native american, amish, etc, communities on the list...groups of people who usually have their own way of doing things that goes against the norm.
I wonder if you got a list of the places with the highest crime and put them side by side what it would look like. All these places are pretty small...
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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Those are some poor folks. Pretty interesting that none of those places are Mississippi Delta. I would have expected at least one...I could have missed it. I was equally surprised about the jewish communities being on the list. I would have expected native american, amish, etc, communities on the list...groups of people who usually have their own way of doing things that goes against the norm.
I wonder if you got a list of the places with the highest crime and put them side by side what it would look like. All these places are pretty small...
That surprised me that there weren't any delta towns listed on there either. I wonder if that is due to a disparity in those Delta towns as to who has money and who doesn't?
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Wow, Nothing in Wisconsin.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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amish are actually quite wealthy, at least in south central pennsylvania they are.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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I learned something today. I do not know much about NY, but I had no idea they had towns like Kiryas Joel.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:42 AM
 
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I learned something today. I do not know much about NY, but I had no idea they had towns like Kiryas Joel.
Yeah, it is a Jewish compound community in Orange County. There are others in that area of the state too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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Yeah, it is a Jewish compound community in Orange County. There are others in that area of the state too.

Ther's an orthodox Jewish community (Lubavitcher) here in the Twin Cities, but it is located in the city of St Paul, so it wouldn't show up on a list like this. There's another religious community, a compound located in central St Paul that is Protestant. I'm also aware of a small religious compound that used to be located in Rochester, NY, but not sure it it is still there.

When small pockets of low income are incorporated, they pop out, but when they are part of a larger wealthier community, they are hidden.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Ther's an orthodox Jewish community (Lubavitcher) here in the Twin Cities, but it is located in the city of St Paul, so it wouldn't show up on a list like this. There's another religious community, a compound located in central St Paul that is Protestant. I'm also aware of a small religious compound that used to be located in Rochester, NY, but not sure it it is still there.

When small pockets of low income are incorporated, they pop out, but when they are part of a larger wealthier community, they are hidden.
Pretty much, man. that is even more so when it involves certain types of people due to the general perception and even reality to such a situation.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am suprised there aren't more Kntucky places there.Here's the poorest counties:

Number of counties by state in the 100 poorest counties: Texas, 17; Kentucky, 16; Mississippi, 14; South Dakota, 10; Louisiana, 5; Alabama, 4; Georgia, 4; Montana, 4; New Mexico, 4; North Dakota, 3; Arizona, 2; Idaho, 2; Nebraska, 2; Tennessee, 2; West Virginia, 2; Alaska, 1; Arkansas, 1; Colorado, 1; Florida, 1; Missouri, 1; Oklahoma, 1; South Carolina, 1; Utah, 1; Wisconsin, 1. Twenty-six states do not have any counties in the 100 poorest counties.
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