Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Twin Cities: where Somali meet Hmong

Interesting place ...
Twin Cities: vibrant with diversity | Twin Cities Daily Planet | Minneapolis - St. Paul

.... The cumulative effect has been dramatic. In the seven-county metro area in 2007, more than 125,000 residents were Latino, nearly 45,000 were Hmong, and an estimated 30,000 were Somali, said Barbara Ronningen, a demographer with the Minnesota State Demographic Center.

St. Paul has the largest urban Hmong concentration in the world. Minnesota has the largest Somali population in the United States, most of them in Minneapolis. More than 80 languages are spoken in the Twin Cities area...

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