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.
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.
- Nearly half of the foreign-born population in Dayton has become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
- Children make up 28.9% of the foreign-born population.
- 77.4% have entered the United States since 2000.
- The purchasing power of Ohio’s Latino and Asian communities combined is $15 billion. (Immigration Policy Center)
- More more than 22,000 foreign university students in Ohio. They contribute nearly $600 million to the state economy yearly. (Immigration Policy Center)
- Over 38 percent of Ohio’s foreign-born adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to over 24 percent of native-born residents). (Immigration Policy Center)
- More than 87 percent of Ohio children with immigrant parents are English-proficient. (Immigration Policy Center)
Follow this link if you’re interested in learning more about the Immigrant Communities & Languages of Dayton.