San Diego — An Immigration Snapshot

Director of Integration Programs

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February 25, 2015

With 733,577 immigrants living in it’s metropolitan area, San Diego is one the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

These folks comprise 27.4% of the labor force, account for 23% of all San Diego economic output, 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 San Diego 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 of immigrants in San Diego, then sign up to help us build an immigration agenda that will help San Diego immigrants attain the opportunities, skills, and status they need to help our city reach its fullest potential.

San Diego: An Immigration Snapshot

[1] US Census Bureau, ACS, 2008-2013 Statistics
[2] US Census Bureau, ACS, 2008-2013 Statistics
[3] MPI: Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the US; 2012
[4] Union-Tribune San Diego: In country, 1 in 5 lacks basic literacy skills; 2009.
[5] US Census Bureau, ACS, 2008-2013 Statistics
[6] ACS 2009-2013 Estimates, Selected Characteristics, San Jose Metro Area
[7]US Census Bureau: ACS 2010-2012
[8] Kids Count Data Center: Children in Immigrant Families and LEP
[9] Migration Policy Institute: LEP Linguistic Data
[10] US Census Bureau ACS, 2008-2012 5 year estimates
[11] Immigration Policy Center: New Americans in California
[12] UC Census Bureau, ACS 2008-2012 5-Year estimates
[13] USC: What’s at Stake for the State; 2013
[14] Public Policy Institute of California: Unauthorized Immigrants in California; 2011
[15] USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, 2013