Immigrant Stories from the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD Metro Areas
The Immigrant Stories Project
The Immigrant Stories Project aims to provide essential information regarding the immigrant population by combining data and personal stories. Our aim is to provide rich data about various immigrant groups through fact sheets on immigrants’ contributions in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas; interviews conducted with immigrants; and a statistical analysis for each immigrant group. This mixed methods approach provides a more comprehensive picture, and our audience will obtain a broader view of immigrants’ vital economic and societal contributions to the metro area and to the United States as a whole.
Additional groups will be included in the future.
Immigrants in the DC-Baltimore Metro Area
- 1,659,351 immigrants live in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan area. They constitute 19% of the total population.
- The majority of the foreign born arrived in the region between 2000 and 2015.
- 52% are females and 48% are males.
- El Salvador, India, Korea, China, and the Philippines are the top 5 countries of birth.
- 43% of the foreign-born population have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- 95% are employed.
- The top 3 occupations are management occupations (10%), construction occupations (9%), and office and administrative occupations (8%).