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Table 1:

Median Income of Households Headed

by Natives and Foreign-born, 2003-2004

(2004 dollars)

 

 

Foreign born

 

Native Born

All Foreign-born

Naturalized Citizen

Non-citizen

2003

45,539

38,507

47,287

33,688

2004

45,319

39,421

46,233

34,497

 

% Change. 2003-2004:

 

-0.5%

2.4%

-2.2%

2.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United

States, 2004," August 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2:

Poverty Statistics for Native and

Foreign-born Population, 2003-2004

 

Poverty Rate (%)

 

Native Born

Foreign Born

2003

11.8%

17.2%

2004

12.1%

17.1%

% pt. change:

0.3

-0.1

 

Poverty Population (thousands)

 

Native Born

Foreign Born

2003

29,985

5,897

2004

30,991

6,006

Increase

1,006

109

% Increase

3.4%

1.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United

States, 2004," August 30, 2005. Table 3.

 

Table 3:

Foreign-born U.S. Labor Force, 1980-2050

(Annual averages; Levels in 1,000s)

 

Total

US Born

Foreign Born

% Foreign Born

1980

106,940

98,492

8,448

7.9%

1990

125,840

113,508

12,332

9.8%

2000

140,863

123,158

17,705

12.6%

2001

141,815

123,400

18,415

13.0%

2002

144,863

124,584

20,279

14.0%

2003

146,510

125,393

21,117

14.4%

2004

147,390

125,282

22,109

15.0%

Projections(a):

2010

159,386

128,536

30,850

19.4%

2025

208,002

137,045

70,956

34.1%

2050

436,871

152,499

284,373

65.1%

Sources: 1980, 1990: Census.

2000-2003: Current Population Survey (CPS), unpublished data sent to author.

2004: CPS, as reported in Andrew Sum, Northeastern University.

a. Projections extrapolate average annual growth rate, 2000-04, for native and foreign born.

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Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.