*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

January 31, 2023

Just as citizens in Europe and the U.K. have heroically supported displaced Ukrainians by opening up their homes or securing other housing, assisting with school enrollments, employment needs, and language learning, Americans now have the opportunity via the Sponsor Circles program to directly help newly arrived Ukrainians. The United States has committed to welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians temporarily for a period of two-years and the ability to apply for employment authorization in the U.S. as long as they have a U.S.-based sponsor to petition for them.

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