Chinese Immigrants in the United States

Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova
Date of Publication: 
May, 2010
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

The 1.6 million Chinese immigrants in the United States made them the country's fourth-largest immigrant group in 2008. MPI's Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova use the latest federal data to explore the population's size, geographic distribution and socioeconomic characteristics in this comprehensive essay complete with data lists, charts, anwers to comon questions and links to additional resources.

This is part of the Migration Information Source Spotlight series on the foreign-born from around the world in the United States. Areas spotlighted include Africa, Asia, Canada, Central America, China, Dominican Republic, Europe, Haiti, Hmong, India, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, South America and Vietnam.

Earlier versions of this Spotlight can also be accessed for purposes of comparison: 2008 and 2004.

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Terrazas, A. and Batalova, J. (2010). Chinese Immigrants in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved: October 7, 2011: