Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Pew Research Center Report: One-in-Ten Black People Living in the U.S. Are Immigrants


Today, the Pew Research Center released a new report: One-in-Ten Black People Living in the U.S. Are Immigrants.

Here are some interesting tidbits from the introduction:

  • One in ten Black people in the U.S. were born in a different country as of 2019
  • In 1980, that number was only 3% or 3 in 100
  • Immigrants will continue to fuel the increase in the U.S. Black population
  • Roughly 9% of Black people are second-generation Americans

The other segments of the report are:

  1. The Caribbean is the largest origin source of Black immigrants, but fastest growth is among African immigrants
  2. Over half of Black immigrants arrived in U.S. after 2000
  3. A growing share of Black immigrants have a college degree or higher
  4. Most Black immigrants live in Northeast, South; New York City has largest Black immigrant population by metro area
  5. Household income, poverty status and home ownership among Black immigrants
  6. African- and Caribbean-born adults differ on measures of religiosity


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