Indianapolis — An Immigration Snapshot

Interim Constituencies Program Director

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March 12, 2015

Between 1990 and 2013, the foreign-born population in Indianapolis has grown from 1.6% of the total population to 5.6%

94.4% of Indianapolis’ immigrants are employed and over 70% hold at least a high school diploma.

So, while Congress debates the future of immigration reform, we’re looking to communities like Indianapolis that have the opportunity to address immigration and forge a major impact on the local political environment, schools system, public services, and economic prosperity.

Check out our snapshot on immigrants in Indianapolis, then sign up to help us build an immigration agenda that will help Indianapolis immigrants attain the opportunities, skills, and status they need to help our city reach its fullest potential.

Indianapolis: An Immigration Snapshot

[1] Statistics are from the Indianapolis-Anderson-Columbus Combined Statistical Area (CSA) unless otherwise noted.
[2] Statistic from Indianapolis Urban Area, ACS 2009-2013 Estimates: Selected Social Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
[3] Statistic from Indianapolis Metropolitan Statistical Area, Census 2000: Nativity, Citizenship, and Year of Entry, and Region of Birth: 2000 (QT-P14)
[4] US Census Bureau: Nativity of the Population for Metropolitan Areas: 1990
[5] ACS 2009-2013 Estimates: Selected Social Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
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[10] ACS 2008-2012 5-Year Estimates: Place of Birth for the Foreign-Born Population (B05006)
[11]ACS 2009-2013 Estimates: Selected Social Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
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[13] Pew Hispanic Unauthorized Immigrant Estimates 2012: Indianapolis