Demographics
Arrivals
Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Arabic
  • Somali
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Burmese
77.2%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$1.3B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
$605.3M
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
$7.6B
Immigrant Household Income
$5.7B
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Building, Grounds, Cleaning & Maintenance

27.4%

Farming, Fishing, & Forestry

25.9%

Construction & Extraction

22.2%

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

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State

*Data source: Office of Refugee Resettlement

Interested parties can apply to provide Refugee Foster Care through Catholic Community Services.

# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications
  • 28
    Visa-93* reunifications

*Visa-93s are awarded based on a petition a refugee or asylee seeker submits to have their family from overseas join them in the USA.
**Data source: State of Utah, Dept of Health

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 24.1%
    Less than High School
  • 48.7%
    High School & Some College
  • 17.4%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 9.8%
    Graduate Degree
39.1%
Naturalized Citizens
Revitalized Communities
  • Rose Park
Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard was kidnapped as a child and forced into the military. He eventually escaped. From child spy to refugee to refugee hero, his journey is captured in this mini-documentary directed by Luke McLean and produced by TSOS: "Leonard Bagalwa: This Is My Story." TSOS is proud to partner with Utah County Refugee Connection, Mr. Bagalwa's non-profit organization that seeks to empower refugees in their journeys to self-reliance.

June 21, 2018

We look forward to meeting you at the TSOS booth to share heroic refugee stories and opportunities of hope for refugees. Saturday, June 23rd, at the Fairmont Park, 2100 South 1071 East in Salt Lake City. Bring the entire family to bask in the warmth of humanitarian fellowship and support which will be evident at this notable event. Come with questions or a willingness to help.

Volunteers
Mikaela
Consent Manager, Community Liaison, Utah
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