More Children in Immigrant Families
In 2013, 17.8 million children lived in immigrant families, a 26% increase from the last decade. Of these children, 89% are U.S. citizens.
Among children living in immigrant families, 24% have parents without a high school degree, and 22% live in linguistically isolated households — both predictors of poor outcomes. California (48%), Nevada (37%) and New Jersey (36%) have the largest share of children in immigrant families. West Virginia (3%), Montana (4%) and Mississippi (4%) have the lowest.
Explore new Demographic and Education data available for the nation, states and 50 largest U.S. cities in the KIDS COUNT Data Center:
- Child population by nativity
- Children in immigrant families
- Children in immigrant families who are U.S. citizens
- Children in immigrant families by parent’s region of origin
- Children in immigrant families in which resident parents are not U.S. citizens
- Children in immigrant families whose resident parents have been in the country five years or less
- Children living in linguistically isolated households by family nativity
- Children who have difficulty speaking English by family nativity
- Children whose parents all have less than a high school degree by family nativity
- Children in immigrant families in which resident parents have less than a ninth-grade education
- Children in immigrant families in which resident parents have difficulty speaking English