November 2, 2014

Decline in Foreign-Born Children

In 2013, 3% of children in the United States were foreign born. Fifty-six percent of these 2.5 million kids live in California, Texas, New York, Florida, New Jersey and Illinois. Since 2005, right before the recession, the number of foreign-born children declined by 600,000. During this time, 23 states experienced declines, 22 saw no change and five (Alaska, Kentucky, Maine, Vermont and West Virginia) plus the District of Columbia saw increases in their rate.

New demographic and education data available for the nation, states and the 50 largest cities:

Child population by nativity
Children who speak a language other than English at home
Children who have difficulty speaking English