Census Data Shows Economic Contributions Of Immigrants In Houston

Census data shows members of Houston’s immigrant population are 53 percent more likely to own their own business than the native-born population.

By Elizabeth TrovallJune 1, 2018 12:48 pm| , , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

New census data shows Houston’s immigrant community continues to grow, reaching a total 1.58 million people. That’s 23.3 percent of the Houston metro population, according to the most recent numbers, from 2016.

The city’s foreign-born population has grown 34.4 percent over the last decade.

And as more immigrants arrive, many are also starting up their own businesses.

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