I'll bet Minnesota has the world's largest Somali population out side of Somalia
Lewiston Maine and Springfield Ma were two town on that list as well.
and how did that come about?? - just curious.
You could be right. The Somali population in Minneapolis is large, growing, and evidently, contains more than a few dangerous people.
And Seattle may be second, or even 1st or 3rd. Think I will go try to find that out....
Census indicates that Seattle has the nations second-highest Somali population, second only to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. The African nation of Somalia has been in some degree of civil war for approximately 20 years, taking significant steps toward establishing a stable democracy only recently. The United Nations estimates that the war has displaced hundreds of thousands of ethnic Somalis. Those who seek refuge in the United States are often directed toward major cities with cultural support structures smaller communities are unlikely to provide. Today, Seattles Somali population is concentrated around the Rainier Valley area.