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Old June 24th, 2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Most Diverse Cities in the US

Rank/City Name/Percentage of largest majority group/City population

1.Waipio Acres, Hawaii (17.2%, pop. 5,298)
2.Halawa, Hawaii (20.2%, pop. 13,891)
3.Wahiawa, Hawaii (20.7%, pop. 16,151)
4.Ahuimanu, Hawaii (20.7%, pop. 8,506)
5.Cerritos, California (21.4%, pop. 51,488)
6..Makaha, Hawaii (21.9%, pop. 7,753)
7.Makakilo City, Hawaii (22.7%, pop. 13,156)
8.Wailuku, Hawaii (22.8%, pop. 12,296)
9.Honolulu, Hawaii (23.3%, pop. 371,657)
10.Waipio, Hawaii (23.4%, pop. 11,672)
11.Kaneohe, Hawaii (23.6%, pop. 34,970)
12.Milpitas, California (23.8%, pop. 62,698)
13. Maili, Hawaii (23.9%, pop. 5,943)
14.Union City, California (24.0%, pop. 66,869)
15.Mililani Town, Hawaii (24.9%, pop. 28,608)
16.Hercules, California (25.0%, pop. 19,488)
17.Kapaa, Hawaii (26.1%, pop. 9,472)
18.Hilo, Hawaii (26.7%, pop. 40,759)
19.Waianae, Hawaii (27.3%, pop. 10,506)
20.Lihue, Hawaii (28.2%, pop. 5,674)
21.Jersey City, New Jersey (28.3%, pop. 240,055)
22.Walnut, California (28.6%, pop. 30,004)
23.Waimea, Hawaii (28.8%, pop. 7,028)
24.Waimalu, Hawaii (28.8%, pop. 29,371)
25.Rowland Heights, California (29.0%, pop. 48,553)
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Old June 24th, 2005, 10:15 PM   #2
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Yes, we get it, Hawaii is the most diverse state. lol They should do it by teirs/size of cities such as the small, middle, and largest diverse cities.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 12:29 AM   #3
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hawaii is diverse, whoopy!!
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Old June 25th, 2005, 12:53 AM   #4
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Well, it's diverse in the sense that it has a very large Asian/Pacific Island population. To me, it takes more than one prominent minority group to make something 'diverse.' For instance, by these calculations, Detroit is supposedly diverse, when it's obvious it isn't.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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For instance, by these calculations, Detroit is supposedly diverse, when it's obvious it isn't.
No, using these calculations, Detroit is not diverse.

The logic used here is that places where the percentage of largest majority group is low equals diversity. The percentage of the largest majority group in Detroit is around 80%. The highest in this list is 29%.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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So, uh...I guess this only means racial-ethnic diversity? Is that the only kind that was measured? How about age, gender identity, income, country of birth, political affilations, etc etc?
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Old June 25th, 2005, 07:53 AM   #7
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I guess unfortunetly, race is still an issue since relations have only recently (within the past 40-50 years) legally gotten better. All Americans weren't treated equally under the law for hundreds of years, so it's probably going to take that long for those that were left out of America to heal.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 04:03 AM   #8
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I see there are a few smaller California cities on that list, some of which I recognize as suburbs of LA or San Francisco.

Hawaii is sort of a special case...for the mainland US I think California cities are probably the most diverse Ive been too.

I recall a buisness trip to the LA area and they had Armenian language TV on cable. So you see all sorts of ethnic and ancestry groups there, all sorts of languages.

You find this even in the more provincial areas like Sacramento, which had a Portugese and Russian commmunity, Greeks, Italians, and an Asian community (Filipino, Japanese, Chinese), and Sikh rice farmers north of town, as well as the usual latinos, whites (+ an "Okie/Arkie" overlay) and blacks.
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Old June 27th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #9
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LA has Persian, Armenian, Indian, Mexican, Mandarin (from China), Mandarin (from Taiwan), Mandarin (local), Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese TV programming. LA also has Latin-American and Asian-American entertainment programming targeted at the lifestyles of young second-generation angelinos.
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Old June 28th, 2005, 02:03 AM   #10
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Omaha has more Sudanese refugees than any other city in America. It's amzing there still here after the winter.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 11:33 AM   #11
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Is this basing diversity solely on not being white or actually on a large ratio of many different ethnic groups living in one region?
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21.Jersey City, New Jersey (28.3%, pop. 240,055)

The only city not in Hawaii or California and its the largest city on the list. Jersey City should be honored...

Is there any list for cities that are large?
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Old July 5th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #13
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Jersey City, NJ is practically New York City. It is just across the river. New York City is the most diverse city in the United States. I live in a district where there are over 90 ethnicities represented and over 100 languages spoken.

(From NY Times)
New York City is so big that convening the region's largest American Indian gathering in Brooklyn, of all places, this weekend was not as incongruous as it might seem. The 11th annual Gateway to Nations powwow is being celebrated in the original homeland of the Canarsie Indians at Gateway National Recreation Area in a metropolis that, modern census takers estimate, is home to more American Indians than any other city with a population of more than 100,000 in the United States.

So big that New York has more Yiddish speakers (they outnumber the American Indians) and more who speak Spanish, Urdu, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and English, and more people who identify their heritage as Italian, German, Scottish, Nigerian or Swiss than in any big American city. It has more who claim Irish ancestry than any city in the world except Dublin.

More people born in Pakistan, France, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Ghana, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and almost every other country (except, primarily, Cuba and Mexico), live in New York than in any other city in the country.

New York even ranks first in the number of people who describe themselves as having been born at sea.

With so many superlatives, no group categorized by ancestry or age or birthplace abroad or occupation or degree of education dominates, because, as Theodore Dreiser once wrote, New York "is so preponderantly large."

New York has more than twice as many people as the nation's second biggest city, Los Angeles. New York is home to more people than the next four top-ranked cities in population: Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix, combined.

Which means that in every category including diversity, each separate New York superlative is subsumed by the biggest superlative of them all: The Eight Million
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Old July 5th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #14
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21.Jersey City, New Jersey (28.3%, pop. 240,055)

The only city not in Hawaii or California and its the largest city on the list. Jersey City should be honored...
Honolulu is larger and is #9, props to Jersey City though.
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LA or NY are the most diverse.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #16
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LA, HUGE azn populations along with the hispanic and african american pop. is only getting more diverse.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:43 AM   #17
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I would say in terms of city rankings New York is the most diverse. It has a more varied ethnic and racial mix -about 30% Hispanic, 30% Black, 10% Asian, and the rest Caucasian. Los Angeles's Hispanic population is overwhemling (Approaching 50% in the city). This in my opinion might undermine the overall diversity of the city of L.A.

As far as metropolitan rankings are concerned, it's either New York or Los Angeles (I'm leaning towards New York).

Next in line would most likely be the Bay Area, Greater Chicago, and Washington/Baltimore. Houston, and Miami are also known to be diverse.
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The Roman Antiquities of Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...assus/1B*.html

Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece". Strabo, VII, Frg. 9
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/...ragments*.html

But north of the gulf, the first inhabitants are Greeks called Epirotes....
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #18
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New York, LA, Chicago, and Houston are probably without question the most diverse cities in the nation overall. They are the only metros that fall in the top 10 in every category from white, hispanic, black, asian, foreign born citizen, etc.

Miami and San Fran come close too. The only thing is in the Bay Area metro most of the blacks are located in one city........Oakland.
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