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Old 08-28-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Its that time of year again! Time to bust out the immigration numbers and have some fun.

This year was strange at the department of immigration. The released a premature spreadsheet a couple of months ago, but it was recently updated to show the full numbers. Not sure why that was.

Anyway, here you go!

Total international immigrants by MSA/CSA (over 8,000 listed):

New York: 167,393
Los Angeles/Riverside: 93,919
Miami: 66,636
San Francisco/San Jose: 47,892
Washington/Baltimore: 47,769
Chicago: 32,819
Houston: 31,953
Dallas: 26,760
Boston: 23,867
Atlanta: 20,054
Philadelphia: 18,121
Seattle: 17,865
San Diego: 16,567
Detroit: 11,131
Phoenix: 11,025
Minneapolis: 10,478
Orlando: 10,200
Las Vegas: 8,381
Tampa: 8,360

International Immigrants from Africa by MSA/CSA (over 2k listed):

New York: 13,983
Washington/Baltimore: 12,851
Dallas: 3,968
Atlanta: 3,893
Boston: 3,807
Los Angeles/Riverside: 3,710
Minneapolis: 3,685
Houston: 3,345
Philadelphia: 3,180
Seattle: 2,685
Chicago: 2,302

International Immigrants from Asia by MSA/CSA (all over 5k listed):

New York: 62,646
Los Angeles/Riverside: 48,771
San Francisco/San Jose: 32,370
Washington/Baltimore: 19,621
Chicago: 14,140
Houston: 11,944
Dallas: 11,150
Seattle: 10,021
Atlanta: 8,757
Philadelphia: 8,397
San Diego: 7,753
Detroit: 7,584

International Immigrants from Europe by MSA/CSA (all over 1k listed):

New York: 16,472
Chicago: 6,721
Los Angeles/Riverside: 5,093
San Francisco/San Jose: 4,520
Miami: 3,661
Washington/Baltimore: 3,334
Boston: 2,992
Seattle: 2,451
Philadelphia: 2,219
Houston: 1,921
Detroit: 1,598
Atlanta: 1,478
San Diego: 1,171
Dallas: 1,161
Sacramento: 1,018

International Immigrants from North America (incudes Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean) all over 3k listed:

New York: 51,039
Miami: 41,680
Los Angeles/Riverside: 32,026
Houston: 11,892
Dallas: 9,022
Chicago: 8,081
Washington/Baltimore: 7,898
San Francisco/San Jose: 6,979
Boston: 6,766
San Diego: 6,380
Phoenix: 5,144
El Paso: 4,836
Atlanta: 3,981
Orlando: 3,927
Tampa: 3,525
Philadelphia: 3,311
Las Vegas: 3,126

International Immigrants from South America (all over 1k listed):

New York: 22,102
Miami: 16,337
Washington/Baltimore: 3,822
Los Angeles/Riverside: 3,398
Houston: 2,652
Orlando: 2,538
Boston: 2,205
Atlanta: 1,827
Chicago: 1,343
Dallas: 1,239
Tampa: 1,203
San Francisco/San Jose: 1,147
Bridgeport: 1,112

Now for some bonuses. The largest sources of immigrants in the US are Mexico, the Philippines, and India. Here they are by MSA/CSA:

International Immigrants from Mexico (all over 2k listed):

Los Angeles/Riverside: 22,316
Houston: 7,679
Dallas: 7,119
Chicago: 6,444
San Diego: 5,804
El Paso: 4,747
Phoenix: 4,421
San Francisco/San Jose: 4,017
McAllen: 2,865
San Antonio: 2,488
New York: 2,046

International Immigrants from the Philippines (all over 1k listed):

Los Angeles/Riverside: 9,068
San Francisco/San Jose: 5,231
New York: 4,098
Honolulu: 2,624
Chicago: 2,185
San Diego: 2,073
Washington/Baltimore: 1,776
Las Vegas: 1,448
Seattle: 1,301
Houston: 1,059

International Immigrants from India (all over 1k listed):

New York: 10,818
San Francisco/San Jose: 6,831
Chicago: 4,120
Washington/Baltimore: 2,972
Dallas: 2,905
Los Angeles/Riverside: 2,902
Philadelphia: 2,415
Houston: 2,348
Seattle: 2,066
Atlanta: 2,036
Boston: 1,524
Detroit: 1,463

Yearbook of Immigration Statistics: 2013 Lawful Permanent Residents | Homeland Security
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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Thanks, interesting. This should clear up a lot of things/misconceptions.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Aside from New York and Los Angeles, Toronto and it's general environs (the Greater Golden Horseshoe) obliterates all of the rest in total numbers annually.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Aside from New York and Los Angeles, Toronto and it's general environs (the Greater Golden Horseshoe) obliterates all of the rest in total numbers annually.
Let's keep this to U.S. We all know Toronto is the port city for Canada.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Miami total: 66,636
Miami Western Hemisphere: 58,017
Miami the rest of the world: 8,619

Definition of the Western Hemisphere being both North and South America and the Caribbean Islands.

I think it would be fair to say Miami is the converging point of North and South America (the Western Hemisphere) and is increasingly solidifying it's argument for that. A resounding 87.1% of all Miami immigrants last year came from the Western Hemisphere. Staggering numbers exclusively from this side of the planet.

Last edited by Trafalgar Law; 08-28-2014 at 07:14 PM..
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The metro areas seem to get the same amount of people each year. I could be wrong.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The metro areas seem to get the same amount of people each year. I could be wrong.
Its the trends within the individual countiries and regions that you have to watch for.

For example, you will notice that immigration from countries that send a lot of refugees will flux wildly.

Whereas you know in any give year that LA, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, and San Diego will always be the largest reciepients of Mexicans. Its never not been like that in recent history.

I think the best thing to do is analyze where we live and the trends that we have.

Dallas:

-It lags greatly in immigration from China, the Phillipines, and South America for a city its size, location, and stature.

-It is a huge heavy hitter in immigration from Mexico, India, Vietnam, and the diversity it pulls from Africa is both great in number and spread throughout the continent.

-Dallas has become the #1 gateway in the Southern half of the US for immigration from South Asia/Indian Subcontinent.

-It is above average in Asia immigration for its size and is balanced between South Asia and East Asia more than most.

Houston:

-It lags greatly in diversity of immigration from Africa.

-Its average for immigration from China and the Phillipines.

-Houston is a huge heavy hitter with immigration from Mexico, Central America, South America, Vietnam, and Nigeria.

-Houston is the #1 gateway in the Southern US for immigration from East Asia.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Going through the data again, I notice there are a few paralells between Dallas and Chicago:

-Both receive roughly the same amount of immigrants for their size.
-Both have heavy inbound immigration from Mexico and India
-Both receive roughly similar amounts of immigrants from South America
-Both receive the bulk of their Latin immigration from Mexico and one other country (for Dallas its El Salvador for Chicago its Ecuador).

Both are huge immigration hubs for the interior US so its not that far fetched.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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These aren't apples to apples comparisons, though.

For NYC I notice you are just doing MSA. For LA, SF, Washington, it's CSA. Not sure about the rest.

IMO do all CSA or all MSA, or it isn't apples to apples.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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These aren't apples to apples comparisons, though.

For NYC I notice you are just doing MSA. For LA, SF, Washington, it's CSA. Not sure about the rest.

IMO do all CSA or all MSA, or it isn't apples to apples.
Great, go do it.

Or just take the numbers I have and add the other small MSA's. The ones that I included for CSA are the ones that also had large immigrant growth (Baltimore and San Jose). The ones I didn't include didn't (like Bridgeport).
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