[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 20 Countries of New York City's Immigrants Graphed Over Time

Origins of New York City's Immigrants
Origins of New York City's Immigrants

New York City has always been a city of immigrants. Using data from the NYC Planning and Comptroller Departments, the team over at Liberty Cruise recently plotted out the top-twenty countries of origin of the City's immigrant population over the past fifty years. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Within 50 years, Italy has dropped from the #1 country of origin for foreign-born New York City immigrants to #20.
  • There are 8.8 times more people coming to NYC from the Dominican Republic than in the 1970s.
  • We also have 8.9 times more Chinese people and 4.6 times more Jamaican people.
  • Island nation immigrants have increased as a whole in New York City.
  • The demographics of NYC are shifting and changing, with a generally far more diverse immigrant base that the mostly European visitors of decades past.

Check out the accompanying article for more info.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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