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Key Statistics on Immigrants in the United States and Changing Immigration Trends Collected in One Useful Resource

Press Release
Thursday, February 11, 2021

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:

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.