This data brief is the fourth in a series that profiles children of immigrants using up-to-date census data and other sources. It focuses on immigrant families’ incomes, well-being and use of specific benefits.
Many immigrant families demonstrate a high work effort. Despite this, income varies for different countries and regions of origins, but overall immigrant parents earn significantly less than native-born parents. This brief presents findings based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
Children of immigrants live in families with median incomes 20% lower than the family incomes of children of natives.