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Cities White People Like: Seattle

I’ve been thinking it was clever of the producers of AMC’s The Killing to choose Seattle as the setting for an adaptation of a story that was originally Danish, and new census numbers confirm that few American cities are whiter:

Along with Portland, Seattle is among large U.S. cities in which the highest proportions of residents describe themselves as non-Hispanic white, based on 2010 census data. In Seattle, 66 percent of all residents fit that category — the fifth-highest rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities — higher even than Wichita, Kan., and Minneapolis. Seattle rose two notches in the ranking from a decade ago, in part because other cities experienced higher growth in their Latino populations. […] While Seattle has one of the highest concentrations of Asians in the U.S., the proportion of blacks and Latinos is among the lowest.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VSpHIu_1Jt8

The combination of many whites and many Asians in a country where “urban” often passes as a euphemism for “black” makes it a solid choice to stand in for the almost excruciatingly white Copenhagen.

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