What Immigration Means to the District of Columbia (Infographic)

Date of Publication: 
October, 2017
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

The District of Columbia (D.C.) has a sizable community of immigrants, much of which emigrated from El Salvador. Over 14 percent of D.C.’s population was born in another country, and foreign-born residents make up a vital, educated share of the District’s labor force. More than half of immigrants in D.C. possess a college or higher degree, while 86 percent report speaking English well. Immigrants support the District’s economy in various ways—from starting new businesses in the region to making up over 44 percent of all Washingtonians working in the life, physical, and social sciences. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of D.C.’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to the District of Columbia [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/district_of_columbia_infographic_2018.png