Children of Immigrants

Since 2006, Urban has used data from the American Community Survey to understand the trends in the population of children born to at least one foreign-born parent—that is, children of immigrants. Through reports, briefs, data visualizations, and our interactive data tool, we have tracked and allowed others to track the growth of this population, both in number and in share, as well as the trends in their location, education, income, and background. Our data spans the national, state, and metro levels and provides demographic information on both immigrant and native children.

Read our latest brief, Demographic Trends of Children of Immigrants.

See also Children of Immigrants: 2013 State Trends Update​, Children of Immigrants: 2011 State Trends Update and Children of Immigrants: 2008 State Trends Update.

To see how patterns and trends have evolved over time, check out our interactive maps.

To dig into the data yourself, visit our data tool.

This project is funded through Urban’s Low-Income Working Families initiative. 


Past briefs: