The Migration Policy Institute’s information resources

The Migration Policy Institute has released updates to its useful information resources on immigration in the United States.

Frequently requested statistics on immigrants and immigration in the U.S. updated to March 14 2023

(You can also go to Pew Research’s key statistics, dated 2020.)

State immigration profiles.

In its announcement of these updated data sources, the MPI included four specific items of information:

Immigrants were 13.6% of the total U.S. population in 2021, the most recent available year. In 2000 the share was 11.1%. The share has been flat for several years due to Trump policies and the pandemic. However, the immigrant population is expected by the Census Bureau to grow at a faster rate than the U.S. born population.

Mexican immigrants in the United States declined by more than 1 million between 2010 and 2021.  In 2013 number of new Asian-born persons who immigrated to the U.S exceeded the number of Latin American-born persons who immigrated.

Immigrants’ median household incomes in 2021 ($69,622) were almost identical to those of the native born ($69,734). This figure is somewhat misleading because immigrants form an hour class profile in economic status: relative to the U.S. born population a high share with little formal education and a high share of those with advanced formal education.

About 26% of the 69.7 million children under age 18 in the United States lived with a least one immigrant parent as of 2021, up from 19% in 2000 and 13% in 1990. I have posted that immigrants have become a birthing factory because they are likely to arrive in the U.S. during prime child bearing years in their lives.

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