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Old 08-28-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
I wouldn't be surprised at all if California got annexed by Mexico, or if parts of California got claimed by some Asian country. It's practically there already.
Texas has the same % of Hispanics (and an even higher percentage of Mexicans) in its population than California does. So whatever applies to California here would equally apply to Texas in that regard.

American FactFinder (its hard to direct link to specific data sets in Factfinder 2, so I took the liberty of print screening it and converting it into an image file)

(Left is Texas, Middle is California, Right is Florida..couldn't get the state name to fit screen)


Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

Texas Hispanics: 32.7% foreign born (Texas Mexicans are 31.9% foreign born)
California Hispanics: 40.1% foreign born (California Mexicans are 39.0% foreign born)
Florida Hispanics: 67.0% foreign born

Less of a percentage of TX's Hispanics are foreign born than CA's, meaning that CA's Hispanics are somewhat more immigrant dominated than TX's, but not to nearly the same extent that Florida's Hispanics are to that state (and a huge chunk of the Hispanic population was born in Puerto Rico, which isn't reflected in the FB statistics)
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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Texas has the same % of Hispanics (and an even higher percentage of Mexicans) in its population than California does. So whatever applies to California here would equally apply to Texas in that regard.

American FactFinder (its hard to direct link to specific data sets in Factfinder 2, so I took the liberty of print screening it and converting it into an image file)

(Left is Texas, Middle is California, Right is Florida..couldn't get the state name to fit screen)


Detailed Tables - American FactFinder

Texas Hispanics: 32.7% foreign born (Texas Mexicans are 31.9% foreign born)
California Hispanics: 40.1% foreign born (California Mexicans are 39.0% foreign born)
Florida Hispanics: 67.0% foreign born

Less of a percentage of TX's Hispanics are foreign born than CA's, meaning that CA's Hispanics are somewhat more immigrant dominated than TX's, but not to nearly the same extent that Florida's Hispanics are to that state (and a huge chunk of the Hispanic population was born in Puerto Rico, which isn't reflected in the FB statistics)
Yep, Florida is pretty much part of Latin-America. It has the most diverse Latino population of the 3, and most of them are foreign born.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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Florida owned by Cuba LOL
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Nothing unique about Texas? Except the fact that it was it's own country. Yep nothing unique about Texas, even the German/Mexican hybrid Tejano culture in Central and South Texas. And there's NOTHING unique about Florida, riiight? Miami looks like ANYWHERE USA. 1 day Florida's NOT part of the South, the next day it's just like EVERYYYYWHERE else in the US, tomorrow in another thread, it'll be a 3rd world country again.
Good point if anything Hawaii is the most unique and "un American", these California posters are really full of themselves LOL, Florida can never get a break.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:21 PM
 
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Nothing unique about Texas? Except the fact that it was it's own country.
160+ years back and it was exactly like the American South. Yeah... very unique lol

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Yep nothing unique about Texas, even the German/Mexican hybrid Tejano culture in Central and South Texas.
Yes there's plenty of Mexican culture I agree, but German??? Are you talking about rednecks in central Texas with German roots? Considering that the entire Midwest is filled with people of German ancestry I don't see what makes Texas so unique in this case.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:24 PM
 
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I wouldn't be surprised at all if California got annexed by Mexico, or if parts of California got claimed by some Asian country.
Even if that would happen how does that change the fact that it is the most unique state in America?
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:29 PM
 
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160+ years back and it was exactly like the American South. Yeah... very unique lol



Yes there's plenty of Mexican culture I agree, but German??? Are you talking about rednecks in central Texas with German roots? Considering that the entire Midwest is filled with people of German ancestry I don't see what makes Texas so unique in this case.
I said the HYBRID of the German/Mexican culture.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If we go by a state with unique identity it's California hands down. Very diverse place and it is least American (in a good way) than any other state. Texas and Florida are your typical American regions with absolutely nothing unique about them. If they were their own countries, either would most likely be referred to as mini-U.S. Can't say the same about California.
I have to disagree. While geographically; California is the most interesting and diverse; Texas beats California as far as regional/cultural diversity. No other state can you go from feeling like you're in the deep south to Midwest to Mexico.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Yep, Florida is pretty much part of Latin-America. It has the most diverse Latino population of the 3, and most of them are foreign born.
That would only apply to South Florida. Much of Florida is rural America, especially in some of those small towns in the northern part. The Keys are a different world altogether.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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That would only apply to South Florida. Much of Florida is rural America, especially in some of those small towns in the northern part. The Keys are a different world altogether.
99.9% of all US states are mostly rural.
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