The Foreign-Born in Des Moines

Report Author: 
New American Economy
Date of Publication: 
August, 2016

New American Economy has developed a series of research briefs that examine the demographic and economic contributions of immigrant communities in counties and cities across the United States. The latest report in the series focuses on Des Moines. The Foreign-Born in Des Moines shows that 48,760 immigrant residents in Des Moines–who account for roughly 8 percent of the area’s population–positively impact the local economy through their high rates of workforce participation, large tax contributions, and spending power.

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New American Economy