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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 5:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Docere View Post
The other Great Lakes/Rust Belt cities ceased to be major immigration hubs nearly a century ago.

You can see that with another large group - Polish Americans. Chicago attracted a lot of Polish immigrants through the 1980s and 1990s, while the other cities are pretty much all pre-1930 Polish American.
South Asians are another large Chicago group that immigrated in the later part of the 20th century.

For some reason, European, Mexican and Asian immigration all continued to boost Chicago's population onto the late 20th century/21st century, long after Midwestern cities in general were known for peaking in terms of high immigration rates. Any reason besides the fact that Chicago was the biggest city in the region?
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