Seattle — An Immigration Snapshot

Interim Constituencies Program Director

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March 12, 2015

With 630,521 immigrants living in its metropolitan area, Seattle is one the fastest growing immigrant cities in the nation. In fact, since 1990, it’s immigrant population has grown by 285%.

These folks comprise 17.9% 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 Seattle 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 Seattle, then sign up to help us build an immigration agenda that will help Phoenix immigrants attain the opportunities, skills, and status they need to help our city reach its fullest potential.

Seattle: An Immigration Snapshot

[1] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[2]U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[3] http://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0029/tab16.html
[4] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[5] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[6] Migration Policy Institute: LEP Linguistic Data
[7] Migration Policy Institute: LEP Linguistic Data
[8] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[9] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia
[10] U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder: Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, Place of Birth of for the Foreign-Born Population of the United States
[11] http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/unauthorized-immigrants-2012/