More Children in Immigrant Families

Posted January 30, 2015, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Blog More Childrenin Immigrant Families 2015

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:

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