Atlas of Race, Ancestry, and Religion in 21st-Century by Morton D. Winsberg

By Morton D. Winsberg

As probably the most racially, ancestrally, and religiously various areas within the kingdom, Florida opponents California and manhattan in its multiplicity of cultures. greater than 14 million humans have joined the ranks of Florida electorate on account that international struggle II—most via migration instead of traditional raise. This hugely unique examine of Florida’s inhabitants makes a speciality of the place chosen racial, ancestral, and non secular teams reside in Florida, the place they lived formerly, and why they selected to settle the place they are.
          depending totally on the U.S. Census of 2000—the such a lot exact of any earlier census—as good because the Glenmary domestic Missioners’ nationwide census of faith, books, articles, and fieldwork, Winsberg offers narrative research of the distribution of those teams, 108 maps depicting their distribution during the nation, 38 maps displaying their distribution inside of its 4 biggest metropolitan parts, and eleven tables that complement either the narrative and maps. the writer starts off with a quick heritage of Florida’s inhabitants from its pre-Columbian population to the newest immigrants, by way of chapters on the place and why convinced counties became pointed out with particular teams, and a last bankruptcy explaining the distribution of those teams in the state’s 4 greatest city areas. 
          In mild of Florida citizens’ impression at the final presidential elections, the country at huge is gazing the country with nice curiosity to determine how those teams will workout their rising political strength. Illuminating the extraordinary range the nation has skilled over the past half-century, this atlas of historic and modern Florida is a revealing reference software for political scientists, newshounds, geographers, cultural anthropologists, social scientists, gerontologists, public directors, govt planners, and demographers, in addition to students and scholars of Florida background and politics.

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Although most chose to live in California, many settled in ports along the Gulf of Mexico where they frequently work in fishing. Although coastal Florida counties have large concentrations of this group, the largest concentration is found in Orange County (Orlando), situated in Florida’s interior. While the reason is unclear, it is worthy to note the paucity of Florida coastal counties where people from India are overrepresented. The Pakistanis, however, are overrepresented in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Since 1980 the Gold Coast’s share of the state’s non-Hispanic white retirees has been in decline. 4b). In large part, this decline has been caused by the extraordinary growth of the region’s younger population, particularly through migrations from the Caribbean. This influx of younger people has led to the same problems experienced within other large, densely populated urban areas—traffic congestion, high property values, and crime among them. The destruction wrought by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 to southern Miami-Dade County, a part of the county where many non-Hispanic white retirees lived, also hastened their departure.

Retirees who purchase homes in these communities not only benefit by the amenities that the developers provide, but by the less expensive housing made possible through economies earned from the large scale of development. Two counties, Alachua (Gainesville) and Leon (Tallahassee), both with major residential universities, have begun to attract retirees by emphasizing the cultural amenities their universities provide. The distribution of Florida counties where the non-Hispanic white elderly are unusually well represented in their total population clearly reflects the group’s attraction to the state’s coasts.

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