Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i don't know about your numbers but there are parts of l.a. where one could live his life comfortably speaking only russian, korean, spanish, armenian, arabic, farsi, etc. not a word of english needed. do you have that in seattle?
No, but that isn't what we are talking about either. Maybe more minorities in this area speak english. Who knows.
My numbers come from city census data available online.
Originally Posted by zbromer
The numbers he gave are misleading. White doesn't necessarily mean non-ethnic. LA had a 46.5% Hispanic population, according to the 2000 Census. Many of those people are considered white.
The numbers are only as misleading as any other racial demographic data to be found in census information. Which, by the way is pretty much the only data available. In other words, Hispanic doesn't neccesarily mean you are or aren't white. Which is why I listed the number for "whites" and not Hispanics. Its a more appropriate benchmark. A larger portion of L.A., according to census data consider themselves "white".