Get Top Statistics on Immigrants in the U.S and Changing Immigration Trends; MPI Updates its Interactive Data Tools, Maps & One-Stop Resource for Key Stats
WASHINGTON — 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, offering readers a wealth of information that can help inform understanding about an issue that is the subject of much conversation.
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, including where they come from and their modes of admission, where they settle in the United States, the jobs they hold, their education levels and more. The article has a range of other statistics, including on immigration enforcement, refugee admissions, visa backlogs and naturalization trends.
The article accompanies the update of many U.S. immigration-focused interactive data tools and maps in MPI’s Migration Data Hub. Tools in the Data Hub’s U.S. Immigration Trends section allow users to quickly access statistics to answer questions such as:
- How have the number of immigrants and their share of the U.S. population changed from 1850, when census statistics were first gathered, to now?
- How do current annual grants of green cards compare to the levels going back to 1820?
- How do current refugee admissions and the yearly refugee cap compare with earlier years?
- How many immigrants are becoming U.S. citizens? And how does this stack up against earlier years?
- What are the top metro and state concentrations for immigrants by region or individual country?
- How is Mexican immigration changing?
- Where do Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants live and what are their origins?
“We hope our collection of some of the most important data on immigration trends and immigrants in the United States will be useful to the public,” said MPI Senior Policy Analyst Jeanne Batalova, who manages the Data Hub. “It’s long been a part of MPI’s mission to provide essential, reliable data to our audience, whether policymakers, service providers, journalists or the general public.”
MPI also offers 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.