A new report released today by Boundless found that Black immigrants are a small but growing portion of the U.S. population, with their own unique set of experiences and challenges.
Key findings of the report include:
- Black immigrants are more likely to speak English than U.S. immigrants as a whole
- They have a higher labor force participation rate (meaning they are either employed or looking for work) than U.S.-born whites
- Black immigrants are among the most highly educated immigrant groups
- The top five countries of birth for Black immigrants are Jamaica, Haiti, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Trinidad and Tobago
- The top state of residence for Black immigrants is New York, followed by Florida and Texas
- Black immigrants are significant contributors to the U.S. economy, and paid $36 billion in taxes in 2018
- Forty-one percent of Black immigrants own a home or are buying a home, versus 53% of all other U.S. immigrants
For more information, access the full report.