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DEMOGRAPHICS
Arrivals

1,109,546 newcomers make up 14.7 percent of the population.

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals, may exclude Special Immigrant Visa holders from Afghanistan and Iraq; New American Economy: Immigrants in Washington

DIVERSITY CONTRIBUTION
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Kurdish
  • Russian
  • Somail
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • Burmese
40%
Population is Foreign Born
79%
Speak Host Country's Language
ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION
$9.7B
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes Paid
$3.9B
Total Immigrant State Taxes Paid
$47.9B
Immigrant Household Income
$34.3B
Immigrant Spending Power

*Data source: New American Economy

Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Agriculture

63%

Cleaners and Maintenance

46%

E-Shopping Warehouse Worker

42%

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

73,002
Immigrant Entrepreneurs

•228,209 Employees at Immigrant-Owned Firms

*Data source: New American Economy

SOCIO-FAMILIAL CONTRIBUTION
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors
# OF IMMIGRANT (REFUGEE & ASYLEE) FAMILY REUNIFICATIONS

*Data not available

COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION
Revitilization Communities
  • Tukwila
  • Tacoma
  • Spokane
  • Renton
259
Diplomas Awarded to Refugees @ Highline College
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