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ERIC Number: ED478282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 9
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The Foreign-Born Population in the United States: March 2002. Population Characteristics. Current Population Reports.
Schmidley, Dianne
This report describes the foreign-born population of the United States in 2002, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Overall, more than one-third of the foreign-born population is from Mexico or another Central American country. The foreign-born are more likely to live in the west, while natives are more likely to live in the south. The foreign-born are more likely than the native population to live in central cities of metropolitan areas. They are more likely than natives to be age 18-64 years. More than one in three foreign-born are naturalized citizens. The foreign-born live in family households that are larger than those of natives. Two out of three of the foreign-born have graduated from high school. Educational attainment varies by region of birth among the foreign-born. The foreign-born are more likely than natives to be unemployed. They earn less and are more likely to live in poverty than natives. (SM)
U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Tel: 301-763-4636; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Mexico