Wheaton — An Immigration Snapshot

Interim Constituencies Program Director

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March 12, 2015

Wheaton, and the greater Chicago area, is transforming. In 2013, 11% of Wheaton residents were immigrants, while that number was 17% in Chicago

70% of these immigrants are in the Chicagoland labor force, and more than 70% of them have at least a high school diploma.

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

Wheaton: An Immigration Snapshot

[1] US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013 5-year Estimates: Selected Social Characteristics (DP02)
[2] Census 2000 Summary File 4: Profile of Selected Social Characteristics (DP-2)
[3]Data did not exist for Wheaton, but for the Milton Township which includes Wheaton: US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013: Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
[4] US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013 5-year Estimates: Selected Social Characteristics (DP02)
[5] Data did not exist for Wheaton, but for the Milton Township which includes Wheaton: US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013: Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
[6] Data did not exist for Wheaton, but for the Milton Township which includes Wheaton: US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013: Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations (S0501)
[7] US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013 5-year Estimates: Place of Birth for Foreign-Born Populations (B05006)
[8] US Census Bureau ACS 2009-2013: ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates DP05)
[9] Id
[10] MPI Unauthorized Immigrant Population State Profiles