Picturing D.C.’s Immigrant Population

The District’s immigrant population has been increasing over the past two decades, and these individuals constitute a diverse group. Just how diverse? Take a look at this newly-released graphic created by the Immigration Policy Center (the research arm of the American Immigration Council). The image is based on data from sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pew Hispanic Center.

Some notable figures about D.C.’s immigrants: about 91 percent of children with immigrant parents are proficient in English; about 6 percent of D.C.’s workers are undocumented immigrants; and more than half of D.C.’s naturalized immigrants have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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