Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brookings: Immigrants Continue to Disperse, with Fastest Growth in the Suburbs

A Brookings report finds that more and more places around the country are encountering a growing foreign-born population. The number of immigrants living in the United States increased by 523,000 between 2012 and 2013, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. This represents an up-tick from the last two annual changes in which 422,000 and 447,000 immigrants were added to the population each year. There are now 41.3 million foreign-born residents in the United States and their share of the total U.S. population inched up from 13.0 percent to 13.1 percent. These small changes at the national level mask bigger changes in metro areas across the country.

Immigrants continue to be attracted to the nation’s largest metropolitan areas but are dispersing to more and smaller places across the country.



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