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Old 04-19-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Blacks
Chicago 36%
Houston 25%

Whites
Chicago 41%
Houston 49%

Hispanics
Chicago 26%
Houston 37%

Asians
Chicago 4%
Houston 5%

Not that much of a difference in percentages as well. Chicago does have the larger ethnic diversity, but Houston is no slouch compared to that city in that department as well and this is to kingofthehill. Houston isn't far behind Chicago in Indians and Chinese and while Chicago has more Puerto Ricans, Houston has more of the other Hispanics groups.

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Old 04-19-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Blacks
Chicago 36%
Houston 25%

Whites
Chicago 41%
Houston 49%

Hispanics
Chicago 26%
Houston 37%

Asians
Chicago 4%
Houston 5%

Not that much of a difference in percentages as well. Chicago does have the larger ethnic diversity, but Houston is no slouch compared to that city in that department as well and this is to kingofthehill. Houston isn't far behind Chicago in Indians and Chinese and while Chicago has more Puerto Ricans, Houston has more of the other Hispanics groups.
I guess what Im trying to say is that there are many more ethnic groups in present in Chicago than Houston and that your statistics shouldnt just be confined to the city limits because that could be somewhat misleading of the metro area as a whole

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Old 04-19-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I guess what Im trying to say is that there are many more ethnic groups in present in Chicago than Houston and that your statistics shouldnt just be confined to the city limits because that could be somewhat misleading of the metro area as a whole
Yeah, if it's the ethnic group in what you are talking about. I agree somewhat. As the statistics prove on those sites, Chicago excels in some groups, Houston excels in some groups, and they are roughly equal in others . For example, regarding the Hispanic population. Chicago has more Puerto Ricans but Houston has more Salvadorans. But both cities are roughly equal in Chinese and Asian Indian. I still do lean slightly towards Chicago on ethnic diversity but it's not overwhelming like if you compare both cities to New York.

I'll try to find metro statistics. I would think both cities would have majority white population because now you're getting the suburbs involved.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i'm thinkin ny, dc, la ,chicago
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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For example, regarding the Hispanic population. Chicago has more Puerto Ricans but Houston has more Salvadorans.
Regarding Puerto Rico, I would be very surprised if Chicago didnt have more Carribean immigrants than Houston. I know Chicago has a pretty sizeable Jamaican community and Im sure other carribean islands are represented as well. Also, Chicago has the second highest Mexican population in the country, behind only LA
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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From what i've read so far, it seems people think the best cities for African Americans are ones with more African Americans. I just don't see that as logical. Thats like saying the best cities for White Americans are cities with more White Americans, which also isn't true. It seems that cities that would be best for African Americans(as well as any other race) are those that have higher quality of life, opportunities, safety, and meets one's own personal interests.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Regarding Puerto Rico, I would be very surprised if Chicago didnt have more Carribean immigrants than Houston. I know Chicago has a pretty sizeable Jamaican community and Im sure other carribean islands are represented as well. Also, Chicago has the second highest Mexican population in the country, behind only LA
I wouldn't doubt that. But I would say Houston has the higher West African population than Chicago and that's probably mostly to do with the business level and how Houston has put it's name out there in that area. It has the largest Nigerian population in the US.

As far as Mexicans, many people actually do not know that about Chicago. Even though there are 150,000 Puerto Ricans in Chicago, Mexicans are still the dominate hispanic group in Chicago. But that was as of 2000. I'm not so sure Chicago still has more Mexicans than Houston now. Won't know until 2010.

One thing Chicago also has that Houston doesn't have alot of is a large Italian population. Love the Italian beef up there or is that even considering Italian.
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:01 PM
 
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According to Black Enterprise Mag. Houston ranks 4th for 2007 as Best Cities for African Americans. Chicago is not on the radar.
2001 and 2004 lists- Five cities found on both lists remain: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Houston. Chicago is not on the radar.
blackenterprise.com

Top cities for African Americans: the results are in. Here are readers' and editors' picks for the best places to work, live, and play.
TOP 10 CITIES * RANKING

Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
Dallas, TX
Nashville, TN
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Memphis, TN
Columbus, OH
Baltimore, MD Chicago not found!!!!!
Top cities for African Americans: the results are in. Here are readers' and editors' picks for the best places to work, live, and play. - Free Online Library
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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According to Black Enterprise Mag. Houston ranks 4th for 2007 as Best Cities for African Americans. Chicago is not on the radar.
2001 and 2004 lists- Five cities found on both lists remain: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Dallas; Houston. Chicago is not on the radar.
blackenterprise.com

Top cities for African Americans: the results are in. Here are readers' and editors' picks for the best places to work, live, and play.
TOP 10 CITIES * RANKING

Atlanta, GA
Washington, DC
Dallas, TX
Nashville, TN
Houston, TX
Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Memphis, TN
Columbus, OH
Baltimore, MD Chicago not found!!!!!
Top cities for African Americans: the results are in. Here are readers' and editors' picks for the best places to work, live, and play. - Free Online Library
Los Angeles, Seattle, SF and SD are not on the list either!
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Luckily, most people in the world do not look at lists to choose which city is for them or not. Blacks have prospered greatly in New York and Chicago for decades and for decades to come. I love the city of Chicago and could easily find myself living there over Washington DC, a city that's on that list, because of the cost of living.
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