Immigrants of Dayton
Immigrants from more than one hundred different countries call Dayton home. The top five countries of origin for new citizens in Dayton are: Russia, India, Turkey, Philippines, and Mexico.
A recent report from the Partnership for a New American Economy in cooperation with Welcome Dayton highlights how immigrants help grow Dayton’s economy and reverse the city’s population decline. Click here to read the report briefing.
- Between 2009 and 2013, the native-born population of Dayton decreased by 8.6 percent. Meanwhile, the foreign-born population increased by 58.8 percent.
- It is estimated that Dayton’s foreign-born population contributed over $15 million in state and local taxes in 2012.
- In the two years following the launch of the Welcome Dayton plan, the share of naturalized citizens among eligible foreign-born residents had increased from 53 percent in 2011 to 57 percent in 2013.
Facts About Immigration in America:
- Immigrants are 30 percent more likely to start their own business.
- Small businesses owned by immigrants employed an estimated 4.7million people in 2007, and generated more than $776 billion annually.
- Asian-owned businesses in Ohio have sales and receipts of $6.8billion. Latino owned business in Ohio have sales and receipts of $2.3 billion.
- The purchasing power of Ohio’s Latino population and Asian population, respectively is $7.7billion and $7.3 billion.
- Ohio has 22,370 foreign students who contribute $583.9 million to the state economy.
- 38.6% of foreign-born adults in Ohio have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- More than 87 percent of Ohio children with immigrant parents are English-proficient. (Immigration Policy Center)