Monterey Park

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Monterey Park,

city (1990 pop. 60,738), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a growing residential suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1916. It is a wholesale, retail, and financial services center. With the immigration of affluent, predominantly Chinese, professionals in the 1980s and 1990s, Monterey Park became the first city in the continental United States to have an Asian majority.


See T. P. Fong, The First Suburban Chinatown (1993).

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Unlike with spatial assimilation, which demands that ethnics adjust to the majority culture, non-Asians in suburbs like Monterey Park had to adjust to Asians.
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He received his bachelor's degree at The Citadel and his master's degree at Monterey Park College with an additional master's degree at the U.S.
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