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Old 10-16-2007, 05:29 AM
 
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I am seeking information about the Clarke County Nevada Area. I have been told Henderson, NV is one of the largest growing communities for middle to upper middle class people of African descent. Is this accurate if not ~ is there a growing middle class African American presence is Nevada?
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:41 PM
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There isn't any one section with just african american people. Unless you want to live in the older section of northtown. That's about it.
And it's not a great place to live at all.
People of all races just live in every area. That's the way it's always been.
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I am seeking information about the Clarke County Nevada Area. I have been told Henderson, NV is one of the largest growing communities for middle to upper middle class people of African descent. Is this accurate if not ~ is there a growing middle class African American presence is Nevada?
I have not heard of (nor witnessed) any increase in the African American population in LV. In fact, the following demographic make up of Clark County, shows the AA population at 9% (since 1970) and projections to hold steady into 2020:

http://www.co.clark.nv.us/comprehens...eEthnicity.pdf


The racial make-up of Las Vegas (from this site's own data) is as follows:
Races in Las Vegas:
• White Non-Hispanic (58.0%)
• Hispanic (23.6%)
• Black (10.4%)
• Other race (9.7%)
• Two or more races (4.1%)
• Filipino (2.3%)
• American Indian (1.5%)
• Chinese (0.6%)
• Other Asian (0.6%)
• Japanese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
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Old 10-17-2007, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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There is no African American neighborhood / community in Las Vegas

African Americans, like all other ethnic and racial groups, are found throughout the entire area of Clark County - in every neighborhood
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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I think a great location for you would be the area north of Craig along MLK. It is a newer middle class area, with close proximity to many of the black businesses, communities and churches of the Westside, the area south of Lake Mead - which is a poorer area, but rich in terms of African American culture. Several of my black friends live around there, because they can get soul food, go to a church that they feel comfortable in, etc, while still living in a safer, middle class community.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:12 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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The Silverado Ranch area has many African American businesses as well...
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Hooterville, NV
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I am seeking information about the Clarke County Nevada Area. I have been told Henderson, NV is one of the largest growing communities for middle to upper middle class people of African descent. Is this accurate if not ~ is there a growing middle class African American presence is Nevada?
Hi,

I live in Henderson. It's a very mixed area...and unlike other parts of the country, in Henderson or Las Vegas there are no outsiders and everyone is welcome as long as you are a decent Human Being - skin color, ethnicity, etc. is not an issue
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Hi,

I live in Henderson. It's a very mixed area...and unlike other parts of the country, in Henderson or Las Vegas there are no outsiders and everyone is welcome as long as you are a decent Human Being - skin color, ethnicity, etc. is not an issue
Correct, and as long as you keep your loud music, crowds and yelling under control there is no problem anywhere.
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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That is one of the best things in Las Vegas and Henderson, I moved down south for a year and I forgot how odd it was to be in segregated areas. I liked the variety, my apartment complex was a virtual UN and we had a great time.
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Old 10-27-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Except for Westside, a very old, very dangerous, area of town where back in the days of segregation black people were forced to live, all of the above replies are true. The black population, percentage wise, hasn't changed in years. Numbers wise it is growing along with all other groups. The Hispanic population is the one that seems to be increasing. That population went from about 8% to something like 26% almost overnight.
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