Demographics
Arrivals

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Arrivals and Admissions, figures exclude Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq.

**Immigrants comprise 27% total population in California.

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Farsi
  • Arabic
  • Ukrainian
  • French
  • Spanish
66.7%
% Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$80.8B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$38.9B
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid

*Data source: New American Economy

**For Refugee-specific data please see New American Economy: Refugees in California

$410.6B
Immigrant Household Income
$920.9B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

77.1%

Building, Grounds, Cleaning, & Maintenance

61.7%

Production

53.3%

*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in California. Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in California.

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications

*Data not available.

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 31.9%
    Less than High School
  • 38.5%
    High School & Some College
  • 17.9%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 11.7%
    Graduate Degree
49.7%
Naturalized Citizens
Local Refugee Heroes
"When I look at myself, I was a girl who came from another country, another culture, with no English and no experience, no resume. But now I have two or three jobs...I thought I had no future. But after three years, I see my future."

June 7, 2019

I can't help but be reminded of this truth, that is screaming through my exhausted body and soul today: THEIR STORY IS MY STORY.

Volunteers
IMG 2553 David Carroll
Community Liaison
IMG 2556 1 Jean Carroll
Community Liaison
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