Talk:Concord, California

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Four Corners and Ethnic Diversity[edit]

I am a Concord resident, and I laughed loudly when it said Four Corners was ethnically diverse. It's not ethnically diverse, it's just Mexican dominated. It's not politically correct, but the area is dominated by Mexicans. There are Mexican stores, Mexican bars, Mexican restaurants, and lots of illegal immigrants lining Monument in the morning looking for day labor. Wikipedia should not suffer from political correctness, let's make this article as accurate as possible.

I'll agree with you in that Four Corners probably isn't any more ethnically diverse than most any other area of town because, at least by appearances, it is primarily dominated by one ethnicity (although I haven't been able to find any census data specific to the area to be able to verify this). However, I would like to clarify two things: One, there are 19 countries south of the United States other than Mexico; and two, not all day laborers are illegal immigrants. I edited the geography section to clarify accordingly.Spicoli 05:35, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
I live nearby Concord. It seems to me that more than 3% of the people must be African American. Based on the people I see every day I would guess Concord to be about 45% white, 20% black, 20% Spanish, 20% Asian. Steve Dufour 21:55, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
According to the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey Data for 2006, Concord is 64.1% White, 1.6% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 11.3% Asian, 0.3% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 20.0% "Some other race", and 2.5% "Two or more races". Of all races, 29.3% are Hispanic or Latino (the Census Bureau doesn't consider Hispanic or Latino to be a race per se, and therefore tracks it separately, i.e. people who report that they are Latino have also checked off that they are white, black, other, two or more races, etc.). Keep in mind also that the Census demographic data for race and ethnicity is for residents of the city, not people who work there, which may explain why the numbers appear to you to be a bit off (Concord is a large employment center, so there are a lot of inbound commuters in addition to the more typical outbound commuters).Spicoli 19:25, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
So what is with this "In 2008 ancestry was" nonsense that doesn't list Hispanic/Latino or African? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davedowd (talkcontribs) 22:38, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

The Triangle?[edit]

As a resident of Concord for the entirety of my life I'd like to know where the heck "The Triangle" came from. I've never heard of this in all my life. -Contrefait

The triangle refers to the residential area contained within Detroit Ave. Monument Blvd. And HWY 242. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:03, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

I am a Resident of concord now and at other times in my life, but Martinez was my first home as a baby ( vine hill ) I remember when the four corners resembled "Mayberry RFD" and my grandmother was a cook at the bowling ally there, she was a house wife that just happened to be the best darn cook around, so she did it for a little pocket money to spend on her large group of grandkids! The woman was and is a saint in my eye’s her name was Naomi Pearl “ Thorn” Myers! We lost her here on earth last year and the world is a little darker place for it, but I’m sure she is cooking for the angels and cleaning the dishes before their done eating right now.

   The four corners are seeing a Latino population increase now but their are still plenty of people living there that resemble the population diversity of concord. That being said they are shrinking in size and need our help to make concord great again! You can't blame the Latino population for this they like us all just want a better life. We can help them to. Imagine for a minute that you were in their shoes, You are in a foreign country because of opportunity and hope for a better life and it is there for you, however you are not here legally and that is always weighing on you, you could go thru the proper channels and become a citizen but that takes to much time and effort and they just turn their heads and pretend that you are here legally.  You know back home a family that sent their hardest working son to the north and he was back in two years with a brand new truck and dump trailer, a good tractor and a four man Gator.  He also had more money then the ranch makes in ten years.  He left to go back up there a week before you decided to with just a backpack and $400 American, and plans to be back in two years or less with much more!  So you no if you can just keep your nose clean and head down and work you are going to make $ for your family and will be home soon and your not hurting anyone doing it .  That being said it is not their fault to want the easy way but they are hurting someone and it is themselves!  They know they are illegal but we don’t call them on it, and that’s our fault I have answers to this and many other problems in our Great Country and will tell you my thoughts if you want to listen my face book page will be completed by Monday 4-16-2012 and will be open to all who care to see it it to will pull no punches and only hurts if you are not ready to “be your Best”.  

Jeff Damboise: Master Carpenter---- — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Crime & Drugs[edit]

I've heard that Concord, CA, is supposed to have the highest methamphetine consumed per capita of any US city. I can't find a source for that, though, but having grown up in Walnut Creek and visited Todos Santos Plaza makes me think it could very well be true. Zelmerszoetrop

Actually, as of 6/06, Hawaii has the highest consumed methamphetamine per capita: I am not surprised you heard that about Concord since people who live in neighboring cities often slander it. Here's a quote from the DEA site: "Per capita, Hawaii has the highest population of ice users in the nation. Experts unanimously blame the high crime rate (predominantly property crimes) in Hawaii on drugs."Fbmbassist 22:08, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

That Hawaii has the highest per capita usage **per state** has no bearing on the aforementioned comment. Cataclyst

While Concord does have a problem with methamphetines, Twenty-nine Palms has much more production and use of the stuff. I can't back it up by written facts, just that I grew up in Concord, and was stationed in Twenty-nine Palms. User:Deeter063 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:40, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Crime - Norteños vs. Sureños[edit]

A user with an anonymous IP address added a new "Crime" category that consisted of the following:

"In Monument Blvd corridor there is known to be many crimes the Surenos that live around there are agains Solano Way Nortenos. Nortenos have been stabbed and shot more than the Surenos."

While I'll admit that it seems odd to me that gang rivalries have extended into Wikipedia, that's certainly what appears to have happened here. I reverted this edit because it lacks any cited sources (WP:CITE) and it doesn't appear to be written from a neutral point of view (WP:NPOV), but it still might be worthwhile for somebody to write something up about this general subject if they can find some verifiable sources (of course it could also be said that Concord really doesn't have much of a gang problem when compared to other northern California cities). Perhaps somebody reading this discussion item will be interested in writing something up? Spicoli 23:54, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Wtf?? thats hella random? and like whoever posted that up how do you know for sure? Surenos and Nortenos have been around for a long time now. --JaySeizure 22:07, 12 January 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcrocks2 (talkcontribs)

Why is the City of Clayton included in an Article about Concord?[edit]

I say that the information about Clayton be removed. If a user cannot create a seraprate page about Clayton it should not be included in an article about Concord.**** —Preceding unsigned comment added by Janemohr (talkcontribs) 09:23, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

I removed the information about Clayton since it is not relevant to Concord and have included the text and sources here: Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 km² (3.9 mi²), all land. Mt. Diablo serves as a beautiful backdrop for Clayton. [edit]History In 1857, the town of Clayton was laid out and founded by Joel Henry Clayton (1812-1872) and his two younger brothers. Clayton was born in Bugsworth, now Buxworth, in the United Kingdom, and immigrated to the United States in 1837. After years in other states he settled down with his wife Margaret (1820-1908) at his town at the foot of Mt. Diablo, where he and his family prospered. Clayton was named after Joel Henry Clayton, although only by the flip of a coin. Joel Clayton and Charles Rhine cofounded the town, and each wanted to name it after them. If Charles had won it would have become Rhinesville, but Joel Clayton won. [edit]Schools The public schools of which the minors of Clayton attend include: Mt.Diablo Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School, Diablo View Middle School, Pine Hollow Middle School, and Clayton Valley High School. [edit]Demographics

Parts of Clayton as seen from Mt. Diablo in summer 2004 As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,762 people, 3,883 households, and 3,207 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,054.6/km² (2,729.3/mi²). There were 3,924 housing units at an average density of 384.5/km² (995.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.95% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 5.38% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. 6.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,883 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $101,652, and the median income for a family was $107,448. Males had a median income of $77,535 versus $50,279 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,048. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over. If anyone would like to make a page about Clayton I think you should. You have a great start...

New pictures[edit]

are hella dope :p —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcrocks2 (talkcontribs) 22:01, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Get a Grip, folks[edit]

I'm not sure what this is all about. I've not seen a blog-like forum under Wikipedia before. As such, it seems to invite all kinds of comments. Mine would be that The Monument is a complex area that is very diverse, both in the people living in the area and in the housing offered. Yes, the Latinos of The Monument are mostly from Mexico, many from rural areas, but we are talking about generations of kids having grown up in the area. Many have completed college and/or started businesses and all that. And, there are tons of kids still in schools, which I think are excellent. But if one is white and has trouble with people of "color" or of some ethnicity, then I guess one can come up with all kinds of horrors. To me, The Monument Corridor is the most interesting area of Concord. It is certainly an area that will continue to gain importance for the City of Concord, as more and more bilingual/bicultural kids emerge in leadership roles in our fair city. George Fulmore, Concord, CA — Preceding unsigned comment added by George Fulmore (talkcontribs) 00:23, 25 December 2014 (UTC)