Demographics
Arrivals

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals., figures do not include Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders from Afghanistan and Iraq, nor Afghan Humanitarian Parolees from 2021 evacuation. Does not include asylum seeker data.

**2016-2018 Refugee only data can be found here.

***Immigrants comprise 17.1% total population in TX.


SOUTHERN BORDER FACTS: Some 20 million people call the southern border region home, and this population is growing. From San Diego, in California to Brownsville in Texas, the communities that make up the border region are diverse and thriving. Estimates from the Census Bureau show that overall, border residents are more likely to be people of color when compared to the national average (Half of all border residents are Hispanic or Latinx).

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Vietnamese
66%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$27.5B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$13.1B
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
$161B
Immigrant Household Income
$120.3B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Building, Grounds Cleaning, & Maintenance

45%

Construction & Extraction

42%

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

39%

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

389,455
Total # Immigrant Entrepreneurs
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
  • 37.7%
    Less than High School
  • 36.1%
    High School & Some College
  • 14.9%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 11.3%
    Graduate Degree
35.8%
Naturalized Citizens
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