Power of the Purse: The Contributions of Black Immigrants in the United States

Date of Publication: 
March, 2020
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

This report examines integration metrics for black immigrants to the U.S., particularly with regard to their economic impact. The authors have compiled statistics on the population of black immigrants, their geographic distribution (by state), national origins and rate of growth, and distribution by state of black immigrant voters. Economic data include earnings, taxes paid to federal, state and local governments, spending power, top industries of employment and top occupations. There are also statistics on educational attainment (with immigrants from Africa having among the highest levels of educational attainment in the U.S.), English language proficiency, and rate of naturalization. A noteworthy observation is that the three top occupations held by black immigrants are healthcare-related — nursing assistants, registered nurses, and personal care aides. In short, the publication provides a wide-ranging snapshot of a growing population of immigrants in the U.S. (Maurice Belanger, Maurice Belanger Consulting)

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New American Economy. (2020, March). Power of the Purse: The Contributions of Black Immigrants in the United States. https://research.newamericaneconomy.org/report/black-immigrants-2020/