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. PDF icon 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?


Workforce

Top Five Industries by Share of Immigrant Workers

61.6%

Agriculture

39.9%

General Services

39.6%

Manufacturing

36.2%

Transportation & Warehousing

33.0%

Construction


Education

6,965

Students who were enrolled in San Diego colleges and universities
during the fall of 2015 were temporary residents.

They supported

8,816

local jobs

And spent

$637.6M

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

$1.4B

in business income for the county.


New Americans in San Diego

A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants in the County

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