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« on: February 07, 2013, 11:39:30 am »

this is a map of the racial breakdown of the LA county census tracts from 1940 through 2000. I'm also in the process of making one for the 2010 census too, FWIW.

Do you have any data on non-Mexican Hispanics?  Are there Salvadoran or Peruvian, etc. areas?
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 01:55:53 pm »
« Edited: February 07, 2013, 04:52:19 pm by jimrtex »

this is a map of the racial breakdown of the LA county census tracts from 1940 through 2000. I'm also in the process of making one for the 2010 census too, FWIW.

Do you have any data on non-Mexican Hispanics?  Are there Salvadoran or Peruvian, etc. areas?


nope, its just based off of DRA.
This is the Salvadoran population (2006-2010 ACS)  Thresholds are 0-500, 500-1000, 1000+, I cut off the southern part just a bit to get more of the San Fernando Valley.

So concentrations south of downtown, but little towards the east.   There is a tiny bit toward the SE (Southgate, Cudahy, Huntington Park).  There is also a concentration in Palmdale, with lesser numbers in Santa Clarita and Lancaster.

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And here is for the Guatemalan population.  A bit more concentrated, with the dark green area south of downtown bounded by Alvarado and Union, Beverly Blvd and W 6th St.   This doesn't quite overlay the Salvadoran map.  There is relatively speaking, a concentration in Palmdale, but nowhere near the magnitude of the Salvadoran population.  In the San Fernando Valley, it appears to be a bit more of a north-south axis, than an east-west axis.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 01:06:02 pm »

So the Central Americans are all moving to places where the blacks don't want to live anymore?
Areas where people don't want to live have low rents which are attractive to people who don't have high income.   They also go where they might find work in construction - I assume that is the reason for the concentration in Palmdale.

Since Salvadoran and Guatemalan immigration was somewhat later than Mexican immigration, they may have tended to go where there was already Spanish speakers.  One reason that Central Americans may have not gone east is that many of those areas have large numbers of Asian immigrants.  There are some census tracts that are generally Hispanic, with Mexicans, and Central Americans from many countries, but with Salvadorans dominant, some that are Central American dominant, usually Salvadoran dominant but, sometimes Guatemalan.

It wouldn't surprise me if some of the Guatemalan-dominant areas had significant numbers of non-Spanish speakers (or perhaps as a second language).   Census Tract 1916.10 has the largest Central American to Hispanic ratio among census tracts with a Hispanic majority, and a bare Central American majority 50.3%.

1322 Guatemalan, 1207 non-Hispanic, 712 Mexican, 678 Salvadoran, 130 Nicaraguan, 114 Peruvian, and 91 Honduran.

Population estimates (for 2006-2010 ACS).

Total 9,758,256 100%
Not Hispanic 5,158,998 52.9%
Hispanic 4,599,258 47.1%
Mexican 3,541,205 36.3%
Puerto Rican 43,116 0.4%
Cuban 39,902 0.4%
Dominican 3,197 0.03%

Central American 705,402 7.23%
Costa Rican 9,579 0.1%
Guatemalan 224,236 2.3%
Honduran 43,313 0.4%
Nicaraguan 38,233 0.4%
Panamanian 4,810 0.05%
Salvadoran 3.78%
Other Central American 16,605 0.2%

South American 121,901 1.2%
Argentinean 19,095 0.2%
Bolivian 5,390 0.1%
Chilean 8,407 0.1%
Colombian 25,582 0.3%
Ecuadorian 19,615 0.2%
Paraguayan 276 0.003%
Peruvian 33,440 0.3%
Uruguayan 1,234 0.01%
Venezuelan 3,529 0.05%
Other South American 5,333 0.05%

Other Hispanic 144,535 1.5%
Spaniard 22,351 0.2%
Spanish 23,108 0.2%
Spanish American 0.01%
All other 1.0%
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 12:10:25 am »

"Anglo" here is a term of art here, just like WASP. I am a WASP, while atheist (I do happen to be Anglo, but some WASPS are not even that - they're German or whatever). Language is complicated. Who knew?

It beats being a non-person of color.
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