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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3075 on: May 04, 2018, 12:00:39 PM »
Like I said, there are plenty of small counties in this country, where it doesn't take many Jews to make that map. Every other county that shows up on that map can be explained with a major city. So yes, it's surprising to me.
Yes it will be surprising but then when you look into the numbers and see that it can all be due to one or two extended families it becomes an "okay"
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3076 on: May 04, 2018, 12:17:27 PM »
Let me phrase it differently. If I told you that Marin County has the highest percentage of Jews of any US county not on the east coast, you'd say 'yeah that makes sense'?
I don't know.
Presenting it in that way, as a standalone fact, is very different than what we're dealing with here. My initial reaction might be surprise but thinking about it a bit it makes perfect sense.

Here by looking at map and seeing the whole picture it all makes sense right away.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3077 on: May 04, 2018, 12:29:01 PM »
I'll just point out that the base data is far from authoritative. There are plenty of other estimates out there, and they don't all agree on some of these quirkier results.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3078 on: May 04, 2018, 12:38:50 PM »
If anyone wants to see what was apparently the underlying data (for totals, not as a percentage), here's a link to the Excel file:
http://www.jewishdatabank.org/Studies/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=3511

There's another data set I found from Brandeis, but you have to register first. I'll try to figure out a way to embed that one.
I took a quick look at this, and it seems a lot of this data is not up to date.

ETA: For example, Monmouth County, NJ is over 20 years old, there's no way it's even remotely accurate today, the numbers I've heard are triple what they have them at.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3079 on: May 04, 2018, 01:03:09 PM »
I took a quick look at this, and it seems a lot of this data is not up to date.

ETA: For example, Monmouth County, NJ is over 20 years old, there's no way it's even remotely accurate today, the numbers I've heard are triple what they have them at.
It's a interesting little snapshot, but like I said, don't expect it to be too accurate. Also, it seems like the Reddit poster did their own mapping, but in the report from the data bank, right under the map yesitsme posted, they did their own version, one that looks less striking because of the percentage ranges they chose.

(pg 45)
http://www.jewishdatabank.org/Studies/downloadFile.cfm?FileID=3557

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