Salt Lake City — An Immigration Snapshot

Interim Constituencies Program Director

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March 12, 2015

With 128,715 immigrants living in its metropolitan area, Salt Lake City is one the fastest growing immigrant cities in the nation. In fact, the immigrant share of the population has grown from 3.9% in 1990 to 11.6% in 2013.

These folks comprise 15% of the labor force, and represent a significant portion of high school students graduating from our schools.

So, while Congress debates the future of immigration reform, we’re looking to communities like Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, then sign up to help us build an immigration agenda that will help Salt Lake City immigrants attain the opportunities, skills, and status they need to help our city reach its fullest potential.

Salt Lake City: An Immigration Snapshot

[1] ACS 2009-2013 Estimates, Selected Characteristics, Salt Lake City Metro Area
[2] US Census Bureau: 2008 Estimates
[3] US Census Bureau: 2000
[4] US Census Bureau: 1990 (Salt Lake City-Ogden)
[5] ACS 2009-2013 Estimates, Selected Characteristics, Salt Lake City Metro Area
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[7] Migration Policy Institute: LEP Linguistic Data; ACS 2009-2013 Estimates, Selected Characteristics, Salt Lake City Metro Area
[8] ACS 2009-2013 Estimates, Selected Characteristics, Salt Lake City Metro Area
[9] US Census Bureau: ACS 2009-2013 Estimate, Selected Characteristics of the Foreign-born population by period of entry into the United States for Salt Lake County, UT
[10] Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S., 2012 | Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project