Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2008 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

 While the immigrant population of the United States increased by 6.9 million between 2000 and 2008, the impact of this growth varied considerably from state to state in terms of population size and characteristics. To facilitate analysis of these differences, the interactive map below provides national and state-by-state data on immigrant populations from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses and the 2007 American Community Surveys (ACS). Click the desired state to generate fact sheets about the demographic & social, &education, workforce, and income & poverty characteristics.
A sampling of the types of data included in each of the four fact sheets for each state:
  • Demographic and Social - (updated with 2008 data): top countries of birth, geographic mobility, children in immigrant families;
  • Language and Education: - (updated with 2008 data) rates of limited English proficiency and levels of educational attainment in 1990, 2000, and 2006, rates of linguistic isolation in 2007;
  • Workforce: the foreign-born share of the workforce, top occupations and industries;
  • Income and Poverty: average incomes, income distributions, poverty rates.
State Rankings - (updated with 2008 data)
To view the 2000 version of the data tool, click here.
This data tool is a project of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. It was made possible with generous support from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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