Decline in Foreign-Born Children

Posted October 30, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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In 2013, 3% of chil­dren in the Unit­ed States were for­eign born. Fifty-six per­cent of these 2.5 mil­lion kids live in Cal­i­for­nia, Texas, New York, Flori­da, New Jer­sey and Illi­nois. Since 2005, right before the reces­sion, the num­ber of for­eign-born chil­dren declined by 600,000. Dur­ing this time, 23 states expe­ri­enced declines, 22 saw no change and five (Alas­ka, Ken­tucky, Maine, Ver­mont and West Vir­ginia) plus the Dis­trict of Colum­bia saw increas­es in their rate.

New demo­graph­ic and edu­ca­tion data avail­able for the nation, states and the 50 largest cities:

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