More Children in Immigrant Families

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

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: