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February 3, 2013

Where Do Latino Immigrants Do Best?

February 4, 2013

U.S. cities have become symbols abroad of opportunity and prosperity. That's not surprising considering that 37 of the largest 100 economies in the world are U.S. metros. Immigrants to the United States often settle in these metro areas, but the opportunities available to them are not equal across cities.  Immigrants' economic achievement across metro areas could be affected by local economic conditions, the history of the immigrant group in that area and how the openness or restrictiveness of local policies toward immigrants influences their economic achievement.

The income tool below comes from our latest MetroTrends commentary on the differences in Latino immigrant achievement in the major U.S. metro areas. Read the full commentary to see how Latino immigrants fare in your city.


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