Impact of Immigrants in San Diego County
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. Read the full report about Immigrant Integration in the City of San Diego.
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
Transportation & Warehousing
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.
New Americans in San Diego
A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the County