Feb 07 2013
MPI Issues Handy Compilation of Sought-After Data on Immigrants in the U.S.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) released its annual compilation of statistics on immigrants in the United States, offering some of the most sought-after data on current and historical immigration trends, as well as the current size of the foreign-born population, employment rates, geographic concentrations and more. The U.S. immigrant population of 40.4 million in 2011 is the world’s largest immigrant population.
The data article in the Migration Information Source, MPI’s online journal, provides data to answer the following questions and more:
- How many immigrants are in the United States today?
- What are the historical numbers and shares of immigrants in the United States?
- How many unauthorized immigrants are here? Where are they from?
- What percentage of the immigrant population is college educated?
- How many immigrants work in the labor force?
- What kinds of jobs do they have?
- What is the unemployment rate among immigrants?
- Which states and counties have the largest and fastest-growing foreign-born populations?
- Which states have the highest/lowest percentages of Mexican-born immigrants?
- How many of the foreign born came as refugees and asylees?
The Spotlight draws on data from MPI, the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) and decennial Census, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information Technology.
The complete article can be found online at: http://my.migrationpolicy.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=7TwGVL8a5aoscMZQ%2BMRJG9lxoRE07hzO
MPI’s Data Hub offers significant current and historical demographic, educational, workforce, linguistic, and income and poverty data on immigrants nationally and by state. To access the data by state, visit: www.migrationinformation.org/DataHub/acscensus.cfm.
[Source: Migration Information Source]