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Old 01-16-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This is a very interesting thread; I, as a Hispanic/Latino individual, have a LARGE family in Phoenix and can speak to the situation in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale MSA. While many in my family, including myself, are doing quite well there are many more Hispanics in Phoenix that are "solidly middle class." I am actually surprised to see so many Hispanics in Phoenix making over $100k or $200k in comparison to the other much larger metros with many times more population and Hispanic populations as well.

In terms of ratio or per person comparisons, the rate at which Hispanics in Phoenix meet the "affluent/wealth" mark is pretty great. That being said, an income of $100k in Phoenix is considered very well off if not just very comfortable; the cost of living here is much lower than L.A., NYC, or Boston as well as San Fran so that is no surprise. If I remember correctly, more than 65% of Hispanics in Phoenix are middle class making $42k or more per individual per year (Hispanics living in poverty in Phoenix was under 17%, one of the lowest rates in the nation).

There are large neighborhoods with a great mix of well-off Hispanics all over metro Phoenix; from the historic districts to Fountain Hills and Chandler. Also, most of the Hispanics in Phoenix are of "Mestizo" background BUT many of these individuals (including myself) are from families that are a rainbow of mixtures due to our ancestry and Spanish influence in the Southwest that goes back hundreds of years. In my family, I have blond/blue eyed individuals and those with jet black hair and dark brown eyes. I myself am of medium complexion (very olive) with dark brown hair and dark green eyes; I find that in Phoenix skin color for Hispanics isn't as important as in areas of Miami, for example.

This is true. You really can't compare the income of sunbelt cities (excluding LA and SD) because COL is pretty different. A person in LA could be making 100k a year and someone in Texas could be making 100k a year and be living a MUCH better life than the person in LA.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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So a Hispanic person is anyone who comes from a Spanish speaking country right? If that's the case then I don't see why that would hinder anyone from becoming affluent.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Tamiami, Florida looks to have below average poverty and above average household income.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Tamiami-Florida.html

Colombian Americans are the most affluent Hispanic population I find. They mostly seem to have settled in the Northeast and Florida.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So a Hispanic person is anyone who comes from a Spanish speaking country right? If that's the case then I don't see why that would hinder anyone from becoming affluent.
Agreed. Though, to be Hispanic one doesn't need to come from a Spanish-speaking country. One can be Hispanic and be descended from people who came from a Spanish-speaking country.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Florida
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there are many affluent Hispanics in FL. I'm friends with a Colombian who drives a 2008 BMW M3 Coupe and hes still in high school.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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Tamiami, Florida looks to have below average poverty and above average household income.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Tamiami-Florida.html

Colombian Americans are the most affluent Hispanic population I find. They mostly seem to have settled in the Northeast and Florida.

this area isnt to far from my house. its a suburb of miami, part of maimi dade county. has very nice houses.

its next to fountainble, fl( spelling is wrong, which has a average poverty rate)

sweetwater,fl- has a moderate poverty rate

university park, miami dade fl- same as sweetwater

westchester,fl same as the other 3 listed above
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Agreed. Though, to be Hispanic one doesn't need to come from a Spanish-speaking country. One can be Hispanic and be descended from people who came from a Spanish-speaking country.
So basically anybody who's ancestors were raped and/or exploited by Spaniards?
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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So basically anybody who's ancestors were raped and/or exploited by Spaniards?
Sure, if you want to put it that way.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I never seen a hispanic riding in a benz and kind of bothers me..

Time for hispanics to start building wealth where are they already doing this?

Everybody always complaining of immigrants and illegals but where are they doing good?
You need to look at South Florida.

Why are you associating "immigrants and illegals" with hispanics?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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I remember getting the impression that Soledad California was an affluent Hispanic city when I was there. As per CD city info they are about 85% Hispanic and have a median House hold income of $50+ ,000.
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