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Old 05-09-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I've cycled a couple of times through Keenet Square. There are many Mexicans, rather than Puerto Ricans. And I believe they mostly work in the mushroom farms. I stand to be corrected
Mexicans have become business owners, they've been there since the 50's I think.

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Yeah, I'm not sure exactly. I have worked with and for many local Mexicans (at a bar/rental hall) and maybe it is just word of mouth? I have heard many or even most Mexicans in Norristown come from a city/area called La Puebla near Mexico D.F. which is interesting.

For the OP-Upper Darby, Cheltenham could also be options. In New Jersey-Willingsboro is one.
it's relatively inexpensive, has good transit, and good access to employment.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Philly
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What Philly suburbs and smaller SE PA cities have significant numbers of blacks and hispanics/Puerto Ricans? I'm specifically asking about Montgomery and Delaware counties. But I'm also open to Chester and Bucks. I'm black and my husband is Rican, were leaving North Jersey for the Philly area but rather the suburbs over city life. so what suburbs and small cities in SE PA have large numbers of blacks and Ricans?
Allentown, though not in the philly area, might be worth a look. that said, since you want suburbs I'm assuming schools matter to you. I will go with Phoenixville. good schools, a little shy of what you want on diversity but not significantly
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:33 PM
 
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Eh, Phoenixville is about 90% white these days, with most of the rest being black. I don't think there are many Puerto Ricans, most Hispanics people in Phoenixville are Guatamalan. Source: from Phoenixville.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:15 AM
 
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It has traditionally been a PR community for YEARS. Of course being new you wouldn't know that. Any transition to a Mexican workforce is recent. There were barely any Mexicans in Phila. 10 years ago.
He is talking about Kennett Square..Not Philly
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:48 PM
 
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Eh, Phoenixville is about 90% white these days, with most of the rest being black. I don't think there are many Puerto Ricans, most Hispanics people in Phoenixville are Guatamalan. Source: from Phoenixville.
Here's the data
//www.city-data.com/city/Phoeni...nsylvania.html

do you think blacks and puerto Ricans are uncomfortable with Guatamalans?
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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I was referring to the larger Phoenixville area not just the borough itself, which as you've pointed out is 78% white. But even that was in 2010 and the home values have risen like crazy in the borough the last five years so I tend to imagine that % has risen a few points. And no I don't think Puerto Ricans or blacks have a problem with Guatamalans, but OP is specifically looking for Puerto Ricans so the "Hispanic" percentage indicated would not contain many ricans. I'm just providing my own anecdotal evidence, I'm very familiar with the town and its demographics.
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Old 05-11-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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I was referring to the larger Phoenixville area not just the borough itself, which as you've pointed out is 78% white. But even that was in 2010 and the home values have risen like crazy in the borough the last five years so I tend to imagine that % has risen a few points. And no I don't think Puerto Ricans or blacks have a problem with Guatamalans, but OP is specifically looking for Puerto Ricans so the "Hispanic" percentage indicated would not contain many ricans. I'm just providing my own anecdotal evidence, I'm very familiar with the town and its demographics.
So then it is accurate. Seems to fit the bill pretty well actually
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:46 AM
 
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So then it is accurate. Seems to fit the bill pretty well actually
I'm not sure we're on the same page, I mean that the Phoenixville area (East Pikeland Township, Phoenixville Borough, and Schuylkill Township) is, if I had to guess, at least 90% white, with very, very few Puerto Ricans.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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Camden County NJ has a large number of middle class and working class hispanic/Puerto rican and black households. Thoughout the county, especially in Pennsuaken, with many residents from improverished areas of North Philadelphia and the city of Camden who can afford to move.

Delaware County PA has large number of middle class blacks, especially in the eastern part of the county, closest to West Philadelphia, like Upper Darby and Lansdowne. Many who can afford to leave "the hood" of West Philly and Chester, come to these areas.

New Castle County DE has a siginificant number of middle class blacks and Hispanics throughout the county, especially in areas bordering Wilmington.

Other areas i can think of:
Levittown, Norristown, Pottstown, West Chester, Coatesville, parts of Lancaster, York (especially West York and North York right outside the city). Millville/Vineland (especially East Vineland), Pleasantville, Ventnor City in South Jersey
And Dover, Delaware.
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