2009 American Community Survey and Census Data on the Foreign Born by State

Migration Policy Institute
National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy
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The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

This interactive map produced by the Migration Policy Institute takes the ACS data generated by the U.S. Census Bureau and breaks it up state-by-state so that users can compare data on immigrant populations from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses and the 2009 American Community Surveys (ACS). Click on the desired state to generate fact sheets about the demographic & social, language & education, workforce, and income & poverty characteristics.


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