IMPACT OF IMMIGRANTS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

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?

WORKFORCE

Top Five Industries by Share of Immigrant Workers
Agriculture 61.6%
General Services 39.9%
Manufacturing 39.6%
Transportation & Warehousing 36.2%
Construction 33.0%

EDUCATION

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students who were enrolled in San Diego colleges and universities during the fall of 2015 were temporary residents.
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in the 2016-17 academic year.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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
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in business income for the county.

QUIZ

The total property value of immigrant households was $79.1B. Their total annual rent was $2.7B.

True or False

TRUE.

In 2016, 43.9% of immigrants in the county owned their own homes, compared to 54.1% who rented.

What are the top five countries of origin for immigrants living in San Diego county?

A. Mexico, China, Philippines, Russia, Somalia
B. Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Iraq

B. Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Iraq

Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.1%
Philippines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.9%
Vietnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.4%
China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1%
Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.6%

In 2016, immigrants in San Diego County had $16.3B in spending power.

True or False

TRUE.

Amount earned by immigrant households in 2016: $25.9B
$7.5B went to federal taxes.
$2.1B went to state and local taxes.
Leaving them with $16.3B in spending power.