Demographics

Central American Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jan

Central American Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

The 2.9 million Central American immigrants living in the United States were more likely than both the native-born and the foreign-born population overall to be of working age and to be participating in the U.S. labor force. MPI's Aaron Terrazas examines the population's size, geographic distribution and demographic characteristics. 

The Foreign-born from Canada in the United States

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper and Elizabeth Grieco
Original Date of Publication: 
2004 Aug

The Foreign-born from Canada in the United States (click to view)

Asian Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 May

Asian Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Immigrants from Asia accounted for about 28 percent of the total US foreign-born population in 2009. The MPI examines the social and economic profiles of the foreign born from this region. 

African Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Kristen McCabe
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Jul

African Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

The 1.5 million African immigrants residing in the United States in 2009 accounted for 3.9 percent of all U.S. immigrants. The MPI examines the origins, socioeconomic characteristics and legal status of the African-born immigrant population in this comprehensive essay complete with data lists, charts, anwers to comon questions and additional resources.

Maps of the Foreign-Born in the United States

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

Maps of the Foreign-Born in the United States (click to view)

Six maps showing the distribution of immigrants by county, including the total foreign-born population and the five largest foreign-born groups according to the results of Census 2000. The maps include:

Maps of the Foreign-Born in the United States

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

Maps of the Foreign-Born in the United States (click to view)

Six maps showing the distribution of immigrants by county, including the total foreign-born population and the five largest foreign-born groups according to the results of Census 2000. The maps include:

 

Who's Where in the United States

Report Author: 
Migration Policy Institute
Original Date of Publication: 
2011 Oct

Who's Where in the United States (click to view)

This Migration Information Source data tool has information on the foreign born by region or continent of origin, and state or region of destination. Just select the countyr of origin and the state, then click submit to get the specific Census data you need.

Foreign-Born Veterans of the US Armed Forces: A fact sheet

Report Author: 
Iris Ho and Aaron Terrazas
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

An MPI analysis finds there were about 645,000 foreign-born veterans of the U.S. armed forces in 2007, representing nearly three percent of all surviving US veterans.

This fact sheet, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 American Community Survey, provides a demographic portrait of the foreign-born veterans' countries of origin, states of residence and periods of service.  

New Data Guide on Finding and Using the Most Accurate, Recent Immigration Data Resources

Report Author: 
Jeanne Batalova, Michelle Mittelstadt, Mark Mather and Marlene Lee
Original Date of Publication: 
2008 Oct

The Immigration: Data Matters guide shows where to locate some of the most credible, up-to-date U.S. and global immigration-related data compiled by government and non-governmental sources. The online guide, also available in hard copy, includes clickable links to resources that offer immigrant population estimates; the size of the unauthorized immigrant population; English proficiency rates; the share of immigrants in the workforce; education, health and income and poverty statistics relating to immigrants; and other data.  

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