This Map Shows Which Ethnicities Have The Largest Ancestry In U.S. Cities.
America is supposed to be a melting pot, and this map based on census data shows the diversity of our cities. How do you think the map will change in the coming decades?
We're an incredibly diverse country. Which ethnicity has the largest ancestry in YOUR area?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/26/2013|
I'm confused. Because the type is so small Im having trouble reading it, but it looks like the third ethnicity (the pale yellow) is labeled American. Doesn't that kind of defeat the whole purpose of this map?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/25/2013|
Where I live is mainly German according to this map, but I don't know any Germans, and I don't encounter many German-sounding names that aren't actually Jewish.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/25/2013|
Yeah, I agree with R4.
So all those German counties are non-Americans?
This chart is fucked!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/25/2013|
Very good question, r4. It makes absolutely no sense to me especially since "Native American" is a different category entirely.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/25/2013|
"American" is how a majority of the people in those counties identified their ancestry, no doubt because they don't know what they are or know any better.
[quote]Lots of Germans.
Until World War I, German was the most widely spoken language all throughout what was to become the United States. The language was proscribed because of the war, and descendants of German speakers gradually lost it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/25/2013|
You are playing fast and loose with your "facts," R8.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/25/2013|
Thank you. I thought my eyesight was failing or something. Then again, looking at where that group is concentrated, its possible these are people who are too stupid to know what their ethnicity is or they answered American because Dumb-ass Cracker was not one of the choices.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/25/2013|
The main ethnicity in St. Louis City and St. Louis County is German? I don't think so. Maybe 60 years ago, but not now.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/25/2013|
The dataset is from 2000.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/25/2013|
[quote]"American" is how a majority of the people in those counties identified their ancestry, no doubt because they don't know what they are or know any better.
Some people are insulted if you suggest they are anything but "American." I used to work for a survey research company. Ethnic demographic questions are pretty standard. We did telephone, mail and internet surveys. Inevitably, there would be respondents who would angrily scratch "I'm an American" across this survey question. I've also monitored telephone survey interviews and heard people bark the same thing. My experience was that it was usually older, male respondents who did this (think Rush Limbaugh aficionado).
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/25/2013|
English, Scots and British of Viking ancestry settled Virginia, Maryland and the rest of the South. They moved east into Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas. Since they almost all arrived 1625-1700 they lost their ancestry knowledge 100 years before other immigrants.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/25/2013|
My mom used to work at an OBGYN. When new patients would come in and she filled out whatever form it was, she would check off Asian for their race If they were Indian. The women would get all snippy and declare, "I am not Asian, I am Indian." My mother, who raised snark to an art form would then ask, "You have elephants in India, right? What kind? African or Asian elephants?" The women would then bark back "INDIAN ELEPHANTS!"
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/25/2013|
Mexicans, as far as the eye can see.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/25/2013|
Americans are told not to discuss their ancestry. 'They're just American,' yells DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/25/2013|
With all the Boo people in the South, why are there so damn many republicans elected to office. Mississippi and Alabama are predominately bboo's.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/25/2013|
Your mother's a cunt, R15.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/25/2013|
I was thinking the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/25/2013|
I can read between the lines of your clever post r18.
I believe the Census Bureau has said that generally those who claim "American" ancestry are usually of English or Scottish ancestry unless they truly are Native Americans. Most of those who claim this ancestry are in the South so go figure.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/26/2013|
The map does not show what the majority of people are, just what the LARGEST group is. For instance if 12 % are of italian descent, but every other group is less than 12 %, then your area gets shaded Italian.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/26/2013|
Which is why it would all be pink now R26. None of those counties saying German was as much as 25% German, and probably all of them have a higher proportion of Mexicans today.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/26/2013|