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Unformatted text preview: Sept. 17, 2007 San Pedro When you first drive into San Pedro, California you see a lot of dirty streets with a lot of homeless people living on them. It seems like a very bad place to live and when you actually talk to people you hear about a lot of gang violence and assault that goes on in San Pedro. Of course theres violence and crime anywhere you go, but there it seemed like a lot more than usual. When I first got there I wanted to turn right back around and never come back but I didnt have that choice because I had to live there. Before I start talking about what San Pedro is really like I would like to tell you a little information about it. There are about 59,000 people living in this city that covers about 7 square miles. There are many different races living in San Pedro, there are Hispanics, Asians, African Americans, Caucasians, and anything in between. There are about the same amount of men and women living there and about 73% of the people are 18 years old or older. Out of people 16 years of age and older only about 5% are unemployed, with the 20 to 24 year olds having the highest percentage of unemployment with only 8.6%(census.gov). As you can see San Pedro is a very diverse place and centers around the working community....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2008 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Inserra during the Fall '07 term at Hawaii.
- Fall '07