*Data sources: 2015-2018;

2019-2021 Refugee Processing Center: Arrivals and Admissions, does not include Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders from Iraq and Afghanistan, nor Afghan Humanitarian Parolees from 2021 evacuation.

**Immigrants comprise 10.2% total population in Oregon

Diversity Contributions

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals, may not include SIVs from Afghanistan and Iraq

Top Newcomer Languages
  • Ukrainian
  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Dzongkha
  • Tigrinya
  • Burmese
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




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

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
  • 32.5%
    Less than High School
  • 39.2%
    High School & Some College
  • 14.3%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 13.9%
    Graduate Degree
Naturalized Citizens
"I found somebody to help me come to Italy in a ship. It was not easy. Some of the people died. God helped me with everything."

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.

Susan Scott
Community Programs Coordinator, Oregon
Ingrid McQuivey
Community Liaison, Oregon
Chris Bentley
Community Liaison, Oregon
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