Dominican Immigrants in the United States

Elizabeth Grieco
Date of Publication: 
October, 2004
Source Organization: 
Migration Policy Institute

This spotlight examines the size, growth and distribution of the foreign-born from the Dominican Republic in the United States. Between 1990 and 2000, the number of Dominican immigrants nearly doubled in size, increasing from 348,000 to 687,000, according to the US Census Bureau. The rapid growth during the last decade was due to high levels of immigration, especially in the early 1990s.  

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.

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Grieco, E. (2004). The Foreign Born from the Dominican Republic in the United States. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute. Retrieved from