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Old 03-16-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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I often wonder too, what is meant by diversity. Is it mixed race families? Is it different races living in the same town? Is it only whites and blacks or does that include latinos, asians, foreign borns, etc? I dont find the Pittsburgh area in general a very diverse city.

Mckeesports demographic: http://www.city-data.com/city/McKees...nsylvania.html
Appx. 72%white 25%black 1%hispanic
However, "downtown" mckeesport will have a higher concentration of black people and the whites are found in high concentrations in "outskirts" like White oak and Versailles.

Peters Township demographics:
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...DEC_2000_SF1_U
98.2%white .5%black 1.3%asian
Heres the greatschools report http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/...l=1&tab=ethnic

To 5stones: 6% Indian seems high for any area near Pittsburgh. Also Indians are included as Asians. Middle easterners are not.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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To 5stones: 6% Indian seems high for any area near Pittsburgh. Also Indians are included as Asians. Middle easterners are not.
Not really. There are a number of Hindu temples in the area; apparently the convergence of the three rivers has some significance in the Hindu religion. So there are more Indians in the area than one might think.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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So what if there are temples? I didnt imply there arent any Indians in the area. Theres also a Hindu temple in Alaska.

6% is very high if you think about it. Especially high for anywhere in PA. Where I live now theres a high population of Indians(NJ) and it is still only 8%. Monroeville(where the temples are) is just 2.5% Indian, and that is a lot for the area. In the entire Allegheny Co are .6%.
http://www.city-data.com/city/Munici...nsylvania.html

The temple in PGH is a popular one because it was the first true Hindu temple built in USA. Its also a very common tourist destination for Indians, for this reason.

Drover, have you lived in Pittsburgh ever? Ive seen a lot of your comments and they seem to be made from someone on the outside looking in.
Theres a lot more Indians in Chicago than Pittsburgh, even an entire Indian street, yet its still less than 1% Ind. population.
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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There is definitely a large Indian and Pakistani population in Pittsburgh. No doubt about that, getmeoutofnj!
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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Large depends on how you see it, doesnt it
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Old 03-16-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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Definitely. But there are large concentrations of Indians and Pakistanis in Pittsburgh.

For instance, there's an area called Little Calcutta in Shaler Township.

You won't find them in the demographics because many aren't legally living here.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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According to city-data stats, the Asian Indian population is 0.6% in Pittsburgh, NOT 6%, which is 10X higher.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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5stones wasn't talking about Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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Yes, Drover, you are correct. He was talking about Peters Twp. Here are the stats for that municipality:

Races in Peters township:

White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
Black: 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
Asian: 1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Hispanic or Latino: 0.7%
Two or more races: 0.3%
Some other race: 0.1%

So I guess there aren't 6% Asian-Indian there either.

Last edited by Katarina Witt; 03-16-2007 at 08:11 PM.. Reason: Clarification of who I was responding to
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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Would any of you consider North Versailles diverse?

Races in North Versailles (City-Data):

* White Non-Hispanic (87.6%)
* Black (9.8%)
* Two or more races (1.3%)

According to the OP, this area looks about as racially diverse on paper as Sewickley. Except the median house value is $67,000 with median taxes $1,300. This seems like a bargain for Allegheny County. For sure, shopping is diverse because you can get anything you want on nearby Route 30, similar to Route 19 / McKnight Road in the North Hills. (I said similar to, let's not split atoms.)

I'm surprised to learn that it's only 12 miles to Pgh. That's got to be a very long 12 miles, but a historical, educational, and viewtiful drive whichever way you choose.
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