Demographics
Arrivals

*Refugee Processing Center, Admissions & Arrivals, 2016-2020 figures exclude Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq.

2021 figures include SIVs. May include Afghan Parolees from 2021 evacuation. Data Source: IdahoRefugees.org

**Immigrants comprise 5.2% total population in ID.

Diversity Contributions

*Data source: Idaho Office for Refugees Figures shown are FY 2021

Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Bembe
  • Kinyarwandan
  • Arabic
  • Kingyabwisha

*Data source: Idaho Office for Refugees Figures shown are FY 2021

72.4%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$306.7M
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$154M
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
$2.7B
Immigrant Household Income
$1.5B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Farming, Fishing & Forestry

40.5%

Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance

12.5%

Construction & Extraction

11.9%

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

4,956
Immigrant Business Owners (5% of total)
$123.8
Immigrant generated business income
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
  • 37%
    Less than High School
  • 26%
    High School
  • 19%
    Some College
  • 18%
    College Degree or More
43%
Naturalized Citizens
Local Refugee Heroes
Revitalized Communities
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February 9, 2022

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