Key Statistics on Immigrants in the United States and Changing Immigration Trends Collected in One Useful Resource
WASHINGTON — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published the latest version of its perennially popular resource, Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States, which features a wealth of data about the U.S. immigrant population as well as current and historic migration to the United States.
The article from MPI’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, is an easy-to-use resource featuring essential, current data from U.S. government agencies and other sources. It offers readers information about the size, shape and changing nature of U.S. immigration, including characteristics of immigrants. Among other topics, the article covers immigrants’ top origin countries, their modes of admission and where they have settled in the United States. It also provides, for immigrants and the U.S. born alike, data on educational attainment, top occupations, incomes, poverty rates and other characteristics. The article also covers topics such as immigration enforcement actions, refugee admissions, naturalization trends and visa backlogs.
In companion with the launch of the updated article, MPI’s Migration Data Hub has refreshed its U.S. immigration-focused interactive data tools and maps. Tools in the Data Hub’s U.S. Immigration Trends section allow users to quickly answer questions such as:
- How have the number of immigrants and their share of the U.S. population evolved since the first counts occurred in 1850?
- How many refugees are resettled in the United States each year?
- How have unemployment rates changed pre-pandemic and now for workers, by nativity, race/ethnicity, gender, education level, and industry of employment?
- Which states are experiencing the fastest growth in their immigrant populations?
- Where are immigrants from particular countries or regions most heavily concentrated, at state and metro-level areas?
- Where do Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participants live and which countries do they come from?
MPI also offers the online guide Immigration Data Matters, which links to hundreds of authoritative sources for immigration data in the United States and around the world. Created in partnership with the Population Reference Bureau, this handy reference guide allows the public to quickly answer questions about many facets of international migration. It is organized by topic.
To access these data tools and a range of others about migration in other countries, 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.