Mexican Immigrants in New York City

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  • 1. Mexican Foreign-Born in NYC: The Story Behind the Numbers Julianna Fricchione Chi Nguyen Fred Shabat Zeehan Wazed Debbie Wong
  • 2. Total Foreign-Born (FB): 3,040,816 Total Mexican FB: 175,875 Percentage: 17% New York City: 2008 Census* Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey *Numbers are estimated
  • 3. Mexican FB Population in NYC, 1990-2008 Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • 4. Mexican FB Population in Comparison with Other FB Populations, NYC, 2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008 American Community Survey
  • 5. Means of Entry into NYC for Mexican FB
  • 6. Mexican FB Employment Sponsored Admission Comparing with Other FB Populations, NYC, 1990-1999 Source: U.S. Census Bureau , 2000
  • 7. Mexican FB Family Sponsored Admission Comparing with Other FB Populations, NYC, 1990-1999 Source: U.S. Census Bureau , 2000
  • 8. Mexican FB Admission by Immediate U.S Citizen Relative, NYC, 1990-1999 Source: U.S. Census Bureau , 2000
  • 9. Means of Entry
  • 10. Change in NYC’s Mexican and Latino FB Population & Mexican and Latino Native-Born (NB) Population, 2000 - 2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey 2000 2008 % Change Foreign-Born Mexican Pop. In NYC 120,819 175,516 45.3% Native-Born Mexican Pop. In NYC 66,053 107,449 62.7% All Foreign-Born Latinos in NYC 890,979 948,532 6.5% All Native-Born Latinos in NYC 1,269,575 1,339,373 6%
  • 11. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey FB Mexican Population and Percentage By Borough, NYC, 2008 *Percentage of Borough’s Mexican Population indicates the Mexican-origin population, which includes the FB, but also later generations of self-identified Mexicans. Borough Foreign Born Mexicans % of Borough’s Mexican Population* Bronx 41,011 61.4% Manhattan 22,737 59.2% Staten Island 8,242 63.2% Brooklyn 52,232 59.5% Queens 51,294 66.7% NYC Total 175,516 62%
  • 12. Mexican FB Population by Borough, 2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey
    • 81.8% of NYC’s Mexican FB population reside in top Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx.
  • 13. Neighborhoods with Large Mexican FB Population, NYC, 2006-2008 Brooklyn: Queens: Manhattan:
    • Brooklyn:
    • Sunset Park
    • Bushwick
    • Queens:
    • Elmhurst
    • North Corona
    • Jackson Heights
    • Manhattan:
    • East Harlem
  • 14. Integration
  • 15. Distribution of Age & Sex in the Mexican FB Population, NYC, 2000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000
  • 16. Educational Attainment of Mexican FB, NYC, 2000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Bachelor’s degree Graduate or professional degree
  • 17. Industries/Jobs Distribution for Mexican FB, NYC, 2000 Median family income for Mexican FB in 2000 is $18,925 Source: Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc., 2007 Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Service Occupations Management, Professionals, and Related Occupations
  • 18. Languages Spoken by Mexican FB, NYC, 2000 Source: US Census Bureau, 2000  Speak only English or English very well
  • 19. Language Ability Comparing NB and Mexican FB, NYC, 2006-2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey *There is a 6.7% overlay of people who cannot speak English “ very well” between the NB and Mexican FB population. Speak only English or English very well Mexican FB Population
  • 20. Economic Status of Mexican FB, United States, 1999-2009 Poverty Rate of Mexican Immigrants in the US increased. 1999: 25.8% 2007: 19.7% 2008: 24.8% 2009: 27.1%
  • 21. Educational Attainment: Comparing NB New Yorkers and Mexican FB, 2006-2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey Mexican FB New York NB
  • 22. Occupation and Industry: Comparing NB New Yorkers and Mexican FB, NYC, 2006-2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey
    • More Mexicans work in labor heavy sectors of the work force than native New Yorkers
    • Construction, retail trade, and the arts, entertainment, and recreation and accommodation and food services account for 58.6% of Mexican employees
    • Most native New Yorkers, however, work in educational services, health care, and social assistance sector as well as the finance and insurance, real estate and rental/leasing labor force
    New York NB Mexican FB
  • 23. Poverty Status: Comparing NB New Yorkers and Mexican FB, NYC, 2006-2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey New York NB Mexican FB
  • 24. Populations and Sex Distribution Comparing NB and Mexican FB, NYC, 2006-2008 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey
  • 25. Can You Put Them Under Data Sets? Data sets fail to tell success stories that belong to immigrants in a foreign born group. The numbers are biased, and not complete in reflecting the life styles and personal stories of these immigrants.
  • 26. Mexican Immigration