Photo by: Amina, Participant of The AjA Project’s “Journey” Program
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.