Demographics
Arrivals

*Refugee Processing Center, Admissions & Arrivals, excludes Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq.

**Immigrants comprise 6% total population in ID.

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Bembe
  • Arabic
  • Kingyabwisha
  • Kinyarwandan
72.4%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$419.5M
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$220.9M
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
$2.7B
Immigrant Household Income
$2.1B
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.

$3.1 B
Total Sales by Immigrant-owned Firms
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
  • 37.4%
    Less than High School
  • 44.4%
    High School & Some College
  • 11.3%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 6.9%
    Graduate Degree
38%
Naturalized Citizens
Local Refugee Heroes
Revitalized Communities
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January 16, 2021

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Volunteers
Ann Richmond
Community Programs Coordinator, Idaho
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