Get the Latest Top Statistics on Immigrants in the U.S and Changing Migration Trends with Newly Updated MPI Resources
WASHINGTON — In need of some of the most often sought statistics on immigrants in the United States and immigration trends? The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published the annual update to its data-rich article, Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States.
The article from MPI’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, consolidates in one easy-to-use resource a range of data from U.S. government agencies and other sources allowing readers to get useful facts on current and historical U.S. immigration trends; learn more about immigrants and the role they play in the workforce, classroom and beyond; refugee admissions; enforcement statistics; visa backlogs; naturalization trends; and much more.
MPI also has updated the many U.S. immigration-focused interactive data tools and maps found in its Migration Data Hub, including the very popular and easy-to-use State Immigration Data Profiles. These state profiles display, in user-friendly fashion, the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data available at U.S. and state levels, offering a wealth of sociodemographic information on immigrant population size, age, place of birth, occupation, income and poverty rates, health insurance coverage, home ownership and more. Users can compare statistics between states, more broadly across the country and in some cases over past decades to see how trends are evolving.
The other updated data tools in the Data Hub’s U.S. Immigration Trends section allow users to quickly be able to access statistics on topics such as:
- The number of immigrants and their share of the U.S. population from 1850 to the present
- Legal immigration to the United States from 1820 to now
- Refugee admissions by year since the resettlement program formally began
- The number of people becoming U.S. citizens now and historically
- Changing immigration trends at the state level and rankings for top states
- Top destinations for immigrants by country/region of origin at metro and state levels
- Immigrant labor force rates nationally and by state
- State and national-origin participation rates in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
“Immigration has become a vital topic of discussion, making it more important than ever for people to have access to accurate, useful and easy-to-access statistics,” said MPI President Andrew Selee. “At MPI, we have long seen it as a central part of our mission to provide essential, reliable data for everyone from policymakers, service providers and journalists to the general public.
MPI also offer in one handy resource access to hundreds of data sources in the United States and around the world in an online guide, Immigration Data Matters, which permits users to directly click to the relevant datasets and maps, organized by topic.
To access the data tools listed above, and a range of international migration interactive tools, maps and datasets, visit MPI’s Migration Data Hub at www.migrationpolicy.org/datahub.
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The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national and international levels.