Here’s where immigrants are moving to in the US

Business Insider – by Andy Kiersz

Immigration has always been a central part of the American experience, and certain areas draw more immigrants than others.

The US Census Bureau recently released its annual population estimates for each of the country’s 3,142 counties and county equivalents. In addition to showing the estimated total population change in those areas between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, the Census Bureau also included a breakdown of the components of that change, including net international migration, or the number of immigrants from other countries moving into a county minus the number of people leaving that county for another country.  

The overwhelming majority of counties — 2,446 out of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents — had net positive international migration, with more immigrants to the county than emigrants from the area. Three hundred eighty-eight counties had net negative international migration, while the Census Bureau estimates that 308 counties had zero net population change from international migration.

Many of the counties with the highest net immigration relative to their 2016 population come as no surprise — counties in and around the big cities in the Northeast, in South Florida, and along the Texas border all saw a large amount of population growth from immigration.

Here’s net international migration per 1,000 2016 residents between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017:

county international migration mapBusiness Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from US Census Bureau

And here are the 10 counties with populations above 10,000 with the highest per-capita population growth from immigration:

highest international migration tableBusiness Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from US Census Bureau

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2 thoughts on “Here’s where immigrants are moving to in the US

  1. That map is a very narrow window of time.
    Hell even Vegas shows few. That town is ran on illegals. But most have been there a decade.

    I’d like to see a map of all illegals per capita. The whole shit would be dark blue.

  2. Now that’s weird. If you look at the Big Bend region of far west Texas, you notice the county in dark blue within the Big Bend dip (that is, Presidio County) is right next to a county in pink (Brewster County) with a “negative” migration rate (even though the Alpine paper is constantly telling stories within Brewster County about missing children and kidnapped teen girls). Then the two counties mapped above both–Jeff Davis above Presidio and Pecos County above Brewster–show much smaller rates, while the two above Jeff Davis (Reeves and Culberson) show much higher rates. Weird? Because while it is very easy to move to the town of Presidio (98 percent Spanish speaking on the Rio Grande across from Ojinaga, Mexico), the other larger town, Marfa, is arsty-fartsy central and is LESS Hispanic than it used to be! (Wealthy Anglos are taking over Marfa!) And a bit higher rate than before in Jeff Davis? (My neck of the woods) It isn’t illegals, folks, it is WHITE mostly retired folks looking for a SHTF redoubt in case of whatever in the big cities! And I guess illegals crossing the Rio Grande are making sure they don’t cross into Brewster County? Too many mountain lions I guess… 😉

    In other words, methinks this map is not quite telling the truth here.

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