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Old 07-01-2011, 03:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Originally Posted by West of Encino View Post
I was referring to the City of Los Angeles actually. Guess I'm too biased for the LA city. Yes, Asians did surpass blacks in California during the 1980s and again in LA County in the 1990s.

Thanks for that link, btw. I'll check that out.

http://www.census.gov/population/www...0076/CAtab.pdf
http://ccsre.stanford.edu/reports/report_9.pdf

Yes, the city would be different than the county. Good link to the census data.
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I don't know but I said "major" American city (meaning large population). As of the 1930 Census, no southern city even cracked the top ten. King cotton and the plantation economy of the south put the southern U.S. economy decades behind the industrial north. The result was a rural backwater with no large cities that could compete with the north.

The Top Ten Largest Cities in the U.S. in 1930:
1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. Philadelphia
4. Detroit
5. Los Angeles
6. Cleveland
7. St. Louis
8. Baltimore
9. Boston
10. Pittsburgh

Los Angeles was the first west coast city to crack the Top 5 and of course circa 1930 was on the verge of hosting its first Olympic Games in 1932.
St. Louis is on that list. Its black population, like that of Baltimore, was sizeable even before the First Great Migration. The percentage of blacks in the overall population of St. Louis would have exceeded that of Los Angeles although St. Louis in 1930 had virtually no Asians.

In 1930 the biggest Southern city was New Orleans, not surprisingly the only Southern city that got large numbers of 19th and early 20th century immigrants - more than Los Angeles did - but I suspect the percentage of nonwhites in the population was probably higher. The percentage of WASP whites in the New Orleans population as a whole or in just the New Orleans white population would've been much lower than the percentages in the L.A. population (either the white population or the overall population).
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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[quote=majoun;19841655]St. Louis is on that list. Its black population, like that of Baltimore, was sizeable even before the First Great Migration. The percentage of blacks in the overall population of St. Louis would have exceeded that of Los Angeles although St. Louis in 1930 had virtually no Asians.

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I missed your reference to St. Louis the first time. In the 1930 Census the non-white population of St. Louis was 11.6% compared to LA's 14.2%.
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