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Old 08-11-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Where would they be in Los Angeles, If there is any?
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:23 AM
 
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By 'Hispanic" do you mean Castillian?
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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My hispanic friends that I know and work with, live everywhere that they can afford. Much as everyone else does.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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Upper Middle Class is the US is usually defined as household income of 100K+ and high percentages of post-secondary education. Threshold income may need to be adjusted upward for LA. Once you decide what the income level should be, use the information from the 2010 Census ( Mapping America ? Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey - NYTimes.com (enter Los Angeles, CA)) to narrow your search to predominantly Hispanic areas. Check these areas' demographics listed by neighborhood at the LA Times Mapping LA project. ( Mapping L.A. - Los Angeles Times ) My guess is that UMC Hispanics will be found to live side-by-side with UMC Anglos.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Upper Middle Class is the US is usually defined as household income of 100K+ and high percentages of post-secondary education.
$100k sounds pretty low for "upper" middle class.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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It depends, on a lot of factors in raising and others. I know plenty of people who live in South Central who make more than 100K My grandfather is retired and has about 2 Mil, house paid and all, as well as my aunt who pulls in 500k and they wont move, these old timers came to the states when they were passing out social security numbers like baseball cards and dont trust white people, the next generation were bought up during the riots and my generation went through the 92 riots so it takes a lot of forgiveness and acceptance to trust whites and thus move to their areas. My grandfather says hes too old to move and all his friends are here and all his friends and him hang around at the corner of the street drinking all day on milk crates. My aunt just moved to Downey but said she just didnt trust whites enough in her earlier days. In East L.A. there are a lot of hispanics who are city workers pulling in 50k which means they can move to better locations but they got an Ego problem that is either, " I'm too gangsta" or the Viva the La Raza mentality that says, " I cant leave my people behind, I have to make this place better" But for the sake of this arguement I'll bite and tell you of a few places I personally know Hispanics live, my rich aunt's daughters moved to Whitter (by friendly hills) and signal hill ( long beach) both are higher class places to live and have lots of hispanics however they are no longer hispanics by culture, just blood, they dont speak spanish ( lots of hispanics and "homies" in east LA dont either). Downey is considered the beverly hills for the hispanic community. Bellflower and Bell both have mansions pockets. It just depends what you mean in the end, hispanics are everywhere but they just carry the blood to find culture hispanics are hard.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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It depends, on a lot of factors in raising and others. I know plenty of people who live in South Central who make more than 100K My grandfather is retired and has about 2 Mil, house paid and all, as well as my aunt who pulls in 500k and they wont move, these old timers came to the states when they were passing out social security numbers like baseball cards and dont trust white people, the next generation were bought up during the riots and my generation went through the 92 riots so it takes a lot of forgiveness and acceptance to trust whites and thus move to their areas. My grandfather says hes too old to move and all his friends are here and all his friends and him hang around at the corner of the street drinking all day on milk crates. My aunt just moved to Downey but said she just didnt trust whites enough in her earlier days. In East L.A. there are a lot of hispanics who are city workers pulling in 50k which means they can move to better locations but they got an Ego problem that is either, " I'm too gangsta" or the Viva the La Raza mentality that says, " I cant leave my people behind, I have to make this place better" But for the sake of this arguement I'll bite and tell you of a few places I personally know Hispanics live, my rich aunt's daughters moved to Whitter (by friendly hills) and signal hill ( long beach) both are higher class places to live and have lots of hispanics however they are no longer hispanics by culture, just blood, they dont speak spanish ( lots of hispanics and "homies" in east LA dont either). Downey is considered the beverly hills for the hispanic community. Bellflower and Bell both have mansions pockets. It just depends what you mean in the end, hispanics are everywhere but they just carry the blood to find culture hispanics are hard.
I'm Hispanic, born and raised in Chile, I own a small business, I have a master's degree, I speak Spanish all day and have not given up on my "roots"... I live in West Hollywood and as of next month I'll
be moving to Pasadena.

So yeah, I blend in well with the white crowd I guess...
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies.

@gs70119 Those census maps by the NY & LA times, are pretty cool, thanks. Though I have to say, the education levels among hispanics are pretty low, makes me sad...Education makes a world of difference, its 2011 can't be left behind! Its not just about money, its also about making the right choices in life.


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It depends, on a lot of factors in raising and others. I know plenty of people who live in South Central who make more than 100K My grandfather is retired and has about 2 Mil, house paid and all, as well as my aunt who pulls in 500k and they wont move, these old timers came to the states when they were passing out social security numbers like baseball cards and dont trust white people, the next generation were bought up during the riots and my generation went through the 92 riots so it takes a lot of forgiveness and acceptance to trust whites and thus move to their areas. My grandfather says hes too old to move and all his friends are here and all his friends and him hang around at the corner of the street drinking all day on milk crates. My aunt just moved to Downey but said she just didnt trust whites enough in her earlier days. In East L.A. there are a lot of hispanics who are city workers pulling in 50k which means they can move to better locations but they got an Ego problem that is either, " I'm too gangsta" or the Viva the La Raza mentality that says, " I cant leave my people behind, I have to make this place better" But for the sake of this arguement I'll bite and tell you of a few places I personally know Hispanics live, my rich aunt's daughters moved to Whitter (by friendly hills) and signal hill ( long beach) both are higher class places to live and have lots of hispanics however they are no longer hispanics by culture, just blood, they dont speak spanish ( lots of hispanics and "homies" in east LA dont either). Downey is considered the beverly hills for the hispanic community. Bellflower and Bell both have mansions pockets. It just depends what you mean in the end, hispanics are everywhere but they just carry the blood to find culture hispanics are hard.
Interesting point of view. I also know some families that are really well of financially and live in the hood. I know a Salvadorean family that owns several restaurants they got money but chose to stay right in the hood. Ive been to downey seems like everyone ive met from there is Cuban....How many of the latinos there would be Mexican American? Personally I would never move there, Downey seemed so boring and depressing.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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parts of downey, whittier, and montebello all come to mind. you can also find alot in the suburbs, like rancho cucamonga, west covina, and santa clarita.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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everyone who's upper middle-class with kids has fled to the suburbs, whether white, latino or asian. I know a few hispanic attorney's, CPA's and CFA's who've gotten married & moved way out to Chino Hills and also Simi Valley/Moorpark in the other direction. Also my friend married a Costa Rican and they recently bought a home in Porter Ranch, which they say is much more diverse than you would think.
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