Most Children in Immigrant Families are Citizens

Posted January 16, 2013, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

In 2011, 17.5 million children lived in immigrant families, a 26% increase from the last decade. Of these children, 88% are U.S. citizens. Among all children living in immigrant families, 26% have parents without a high school degree and 23% live in linguistically isolated households, both predictors of poor outcomes. California 48%, Nevada 38% and New Jersey 35% have the largest share of children in immigrant families, while West Virginia 3%, Montana 4% and Mississippi 4% have the lowest.

Percentage of Children in Immigrant Families (2011)

See the Demographic and Education sections of the KIDS COUNT Data Center for data on children in immigrant families for the nation, states and 50 largest cities:

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