ERIC Number: ED479961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-18
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Logan, John R.
This paper uses data from the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and the Census 2000 Supplemental Survey to examine how U.S. cities are being reshaped by immigration. Overall, immigrants have a similar socioeconomic profile to that of persons of the same race/ethnicity born in the United States. Among African Americans, immigrants are doing better than natives. Among all groups, immigrants have a lower unemployment rate. Immigration is unevenly distributed nationwide. Just 13 metropolitan regions, including New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and San Francisco, California house more than half of the foreign-born population. Immigrant growth in the suburbs far surpasses growth in central cities. Immigrants typically live in neighborhoods where about 30 percent of the residents are immigrants and an even higher share of neighbors speak a language other than English at home. There are only small differences in other characteristics of neighborhoods where immigrants live, compared to natives of the same racial or ethnic group. Appended is a list of metropolitan regions that have more than ten percent foreign-born residents. (SM)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Ethnic Distribution, Immigrants, Immigration, Language Usage, Neighborhoods, Population Trends, Racial Differences, Social Class, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Suburbs, Urban Areas
Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, University at Albany, Business Administration B-10, Albany, NY 12222. Tel: 518-442-4656; Fax: 518-442-3380; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.albany.edu/mumford.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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