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Old 12-07-2009, 12:57 PM
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Here are the most recent estimates for CSAs with an Asian Indian population (place of birth) of 10,000+. Note that some numbers represent MSAs.
New York 305,020
San Francisco – San Jose – Oakland 148,531
Chicago 116,395
Los Angeles 83,803
Washington D.C. – Baltimore 83,092
Philadelphia 56,582
Dallas 53,700
Boston 53,166
Houston 49,319
Atlanta 45,228
Detroit 39,376
Seattle 31,532
Sacramento 23,568
Miami MSA 19,101
Minneapolis 16,463
Raleigh 14,396
Columbus 13,464
Tampa MSA 12,177
Denver 12,013
San Diego MSA 11,696
Cleveland 11,366
Charlotte 11,353
Orlando 10,082

Total Asian Indian population (Asian alone)

New York City 547,539
San Francisco – San Jose – Oakland 211,232
Chicago 162,882
Los Angeles 136,551
Washington D.C. – Baltimore 136,498
Dallas 81,376
Philadelphia 77,427
Houston 77,220
Boston 75,190
Atlanta 69,651
Detroit 61,444
Sacramento 41,294
Seattle 41,277
Miami MSA 40,851
Minneapolis 26,332
Orlando 21,774
Tampa MSA 20,686
Raleigh 20,020
Columbus 19,299
Denver 16,597
Hartford 15,862
Cleveland 15,359
San Diego MSA 14,948
Charlotte 14,852
Pittsburgh 13,425
St. Louis 13,116
Austin MSA 12,567
Kansas City 12,010
Indianapolis 10,767
Cincinnati 10,599
Phoenix MSA 10,193

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BPerone201 View Post
Edison, NJ

It has the highest percentage of Asian Indians than any other city in the nation. (17%)
It also has good schools and low crime if that counts as a plus.
A lot of Central/Northern NJ however is suburban. Great perhaps for Indian families, but not so diverse for the interracial couples scene, esp. those that are starting off w/o kids. I'd suggest a cosmopolitan city over a suburb.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jayp1188 View Post
I'm Indian myself, and I would say the best cities for what you are looking for are New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Houston in that order. There are lots of Indian communities in those cities. Indians are very visible in every big city here, and there are plenty of interracial Indian couples everywhere as it is becoming more and more common. Although NY, Chicago, SF, LA, and Houston have the most, you would find what you are looking for in places like Philadelphia, DC, Boston, Dallas, Charlotte, Atlanta, Seattle, San Diego, Austin, Tampa, etc. The Indian community is growing fast in every major city in America, and as that happens, there are more and more interracial couples and people who are open to that.
Re: Philadelphia. Philly is fine for students (perhaps ok for the OP in the med school/residency phase of life) but maybe not cosmopolitan enough except for the student population. My experience with Baltimore is its even more oreo, unless ones ties Baltimore to DC, but I wouldn't in regards to this.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:17 PM
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Interesting answers So I guess, I should just choose a cosmopolitan city over a suburb as one of the posters mentioned.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:18 PM
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Rather high handed and presumptuous to say that "ethnic" Indian immigrants are "less" Well-educated-Let me draw your attention to the fact that most Indian immigrants who come to the states infact have at least 1 advanced degree!
Far more qualified than some of the local population I daresay!
Many Indians in Edison are very well placed socio economically as well!
Originally Posted by hsw View Post
Socio-economically driven

Have many colleagues who are Indian-Americans in their 20s-30s who are Harvard/Stanford alums and whose fathers came to US in '60s-'70s for engineering grad school at Stanford or Berkeley or MIT (and many of these early immigrants married non-Indians way back then).....a culturally, socio-economically very different crowd than less well-educated, often more recent, more "ethnic" Indian immigrants (and their kids) in places like Fremont or Edison or LI or OakBrook or Houston
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Location: La Jolla, California
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Im half Indian and White. In the North Chicago Suburbs many of the towns have a sizable minority of Indians/Pakistani's(my high school has Indo-PaK Club). Also Much of my Indian Family is located in the Seattle and Vancouver Metro Areas (most are tech people)
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:14 AM
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Houston has a large Indian population and a great selection of jobs. As well as an Indian neighborhood "Little India/Mahatma Gandhi District". I think having the neighborhood is important because not only do you know that there is a large Indian population, but you also know where it is. As well as a small feeling of home.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:16 AM
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The suburbs North of Dallas have the largest concentration of Indians in the South. Also, a diverse economy and great jobs.
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