Photo by: Amina, Participant of The AjA Project’s “Journey” Program
On June 30, 2020 the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego published a report on immigrant integration in the City of San Diego. You can read the full report here.
In 2016 there were 799,357 immigrants living in San Diego County.
What do you know about 24.1% of our population?
Top Five Industries by Share of Immigrant Workers
General Services 39.9%
Transportation & Warehousing 36.2%
students who were enrolled in San Diego colleges and universities during the fall of 2015 were temporary residents.
in the 2016-17 academic year.
Despite making up 24.1% of the overall population, immigrants represented 32.7% of the entrepreneurs in San Diego in 2016. This makes the foreign-born 22.7% more likely than the U.S.-born to be entrepreneurs.
62,299 immigrant entrepreneurs generated
in business income for the county.