Immigrants of Dayton

Who Are the Immigrants in 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.

Download a Welcome Dayton Immigrant Impact Facts handout


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)
From the WE Global Network

From the WE Global Network