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View Poll Results: Which is the more international- Fairfax County,VA or Manhattan?
Fairfax County, VA 12 24.49%
New York County, NY 37 75.51%
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Which is more international- Fairfax County, VA or Manhattan?

Does it surprise anyone that even though Fairfax county has the higher non-hispanic white share (52.6% for Fairfax County, VA vs 47.1% for Manhattan), Fairfax county also has the higher foreign-born share (30.0% for Fairfax County, VA vs 28.9% for Manhattan)? (percentages are from ACS factfinder 2011-2015 5-yr estimates)

Compare the two counties on the breadth and depth of the foreign born populations. Make amends for the fact that Manhattan (New York County, NY) has approximately 45% more people than Fairfax County, VA.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Having lived in McLean, VA and Brooklyn, NY, I have to say that Fairfax County is probably the most ethnically diverse place I've ever resided.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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Queens is actually the most diverse county in the US. So, even though Manhattan/NY County is what people may identify with NYC, Queens is where you go for the most diverse populace in the city.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I'd go with Manhattan since the percentages are just a bit lower for foreign-born population, but the absolute population is much higher and there is a really large international tourist population at all times as well as areas that serve as community and commercial centers for various immigrant communities in the greater new york area.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:56 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Manhattan.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:04 PM
 
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Manhattan, but Fairfax County is definitely no slouch here.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:21 AM
 
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Manhattan not only has a relatively large immigrant population, but it is also home to the UN, and is a popular tourist destination for people from around the world especially Europe and Asia. Fairfax County itself really can't hold a candle to that even though it is also ethnically diverse.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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Originally Posted by bballniket View Post
Which is more international- Fairfax County, VA or Manhattan?

Does it surprise anyone that even though Fairfax county has the higher non-hispanic white share (52.6% for Fairfax County, VA vs 47.1% for Manhattan), Fairfax county also has the higher foreign-born share (30.0% for Fairfax County, VA vs 28.9% for Manhattan)? (percentages are from ACS factfinder 2011-2015 5-yr estimates)

Compare the two counties on the breadth and depth of the foreign born populations. Make amends for the fact that Manhattan (New York County, NY) has approximately 45% more people than Fairfax County, VA.
Numbers don't lie and given the vast difference in density would say NYC may seem more international, but perception clearly isn't the definitive answer.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Numbers don't lie and given the vast difference in density would say NYC may seem more international, but perception clearly isn't the definitive answer.
Well, Manhattan is not really a "residential" sort of place, since something like 5 out of 6 people in Manhattan actually do not reside there. In real life you would see a lot more diversity on the streets, since you have to account for all the tourists and residents of other more diverse boroughs coming into Manhattan. I would also argue that the downtown areas of other cities are not as diverse as well if your only metric is the residential population of downtown.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:25 AM
 
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Well, Manhattan is not really a "residential" sort of place, since something like 5 out of 6 people in Manhattan actually do not reside there. In real life you would see a lot more diversity on the streets, since you have to account for all the tourists and residents of other more diverse boroughs coming into Manhattan. I would also argue that the downtown areas of other cities are not as diverse as well if your only metric is the residential population of downtown.
Manhattan's visiting population is extremely diverse for sure.
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