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

*Data Source 2021:, figures include SIVs. May include Afghan Parolees from 2021 evacuation. Immigrants comprise 5.2% total population in ID.

*Data Source 2022:

Diversity Contributions

*2000-2022 Data Source:

Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Farsi/Dari/Persian
  • Arabic
  • Ukrainian
  • Pashto

*2018-2022 Data Source:

Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
Immigrant Household Income
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Farming, Fishing & Forestry


Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance


Construction & Extraction


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

Immigrant Business Owners (5% of total)
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
Naturalized Citizens
Local Refugee Heroes
Revitalized Communities
"Maybe it's not about what you want to become, it's about where you're needed."--Zeze Rwasama

April 17, 2023

Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) was pleased to present at the 2023 Idaho Conference on Refugees held at Boise State University on February 22-23. In alignment with the conference theme Creating Connections, our TSOS team addressed three significant invisible barriers that we consistently encounter in our work and invited audience members to think about how local community members might leverage their inter- and intra- connections to help Forcibly Displaced Persons overcome invisible barriers so they might achieve an equal footing in society.

Lori Bramwell
Community Programs Coordinator - Idaho
Ann Richmond
Community Liaison - Idaho
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