The City Of Chicago, Illinois

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The city of Chicago, Illinois has a total population of 2,695,598. The largest population out of my three cities, the population is composed of 31.7 percent non- Hispanic whites and the second largest contributor to the city’s total population is Non-Hispanic Blacks with 32.4 percent. Hispanic or Latinos consist of 28.9 percent of the population. I have chosen this city as an immigrant city due to the sheer numbers of Hispanic population. Another reason it was chosen as such, was because out of the 2,695,598 people there are 572,416 foreign born people and out of that total Hispanic origin people consist of 28.4 percent. This is not looking into the naturalized citizens and the non-citizen’s percentages of those who are foreign born, I…show more content…
These new comers arrive to Chicago in the hopes they could get a better lifestyle, but fail to have the appropriate requirements to legally work causing the unemployment rates to rise. The city’s hike in population also has caused a major construction of housing units, but there seems to be a substantial disconnect between the increase in homes and the decline of occupied homes. This could be contributed to the fact that perhaps that although more homes are being built the population cannot afford to occupy them. The city of Chicago may also have such a successful population (in terms of quantity) due to the grid system of the streets. It has been proven that a city with a stable and easily comprehensible grid system is more likely to succeed no example of a city we can see that had a decline is Detroit of part of its failure was due to the structuring of the city. The city of New Orleans, Louisiana has a total population of 343,829. The smallest population total out of all my three cities, the population declined by 140,845 people from 2000-2010. This is taking into account the divesting damages hurricane Katrina (2008) left behind. The Hurricane misplaced many people, homes and jobs. The city of New Orleans consist of 30.5 Non-Hispanic whites and an immense 59.6 percent Non-Hispanic Black population. This percentage of Non-Hispanic Blacks being centered in one area caused some controversy because it is/was believed that this was the
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