*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals., figures may not include Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders from Aghanistan and Iraq, and do not include asylum seeker data.

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

***Immigrants comprise 17.2% total population in TX.

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Vietnamese
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*

Building, Grounds Cleaning, & Maintenance


Construction & Extraction


Farming, Fishing, & Forestry


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

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
Naturalized Citizens
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Maintaining hope in humanity can be difficult in a world filled with contention and distrust, but when four seemingly unrelated people connect by chance to result in the gifting of a car to a newcomer, goodness and brotherhood are reaffirmed.

Community Programs Coordinator, Texas
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