Join Us in Utah for the Displacement Today TSOS Lecture Series, 21-23 October 2021
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
"Maybe it's not about what you want to become, it's about where you're needed."--Zeze Rwasama

January 16, 2021

"One is a life. One is a story. One is a tragedy. One is a new start.

One is renewed hope, and one is where we begin again to put our world

back together..."

Volunteers
Ann Richmond
Community Programs Coordinator, Idaho
SIGNUP FOR ALERTS FOR NEW CONTENT
© 2021 Their Story is Our Story Privacy Policy
Their Story is Our Story is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 812983626.