Where do the new U.S. immigrants live?

J Labor Econ. 1989 Oct;7(4):371-91. doi: 10.1086/298213.


"Analyzing the location choices of the post-1964 U.S. immigrants results in three main findings: (1) these immigrants are more geographically concentrated than natives of the same age and ethnicity and reside in cities with large ethnic populations; (2) education plays a key role in location choice, reducing geographic concentration and the likelihood of being in cities with a high concentration of fellow countrymen and increasing the probability of changing locations after arrival in the United States; (3) internal migration within the United States occurs more frequently among immigrants than natives and facilitates the process of assimilation for the more educated individuals."

MeSH terms

  • Americas
  • Culture
  • Demography*
  • Developed Countries
  • Education*
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Ethnicity*
  • Geography*
  • North America
  • Population
  • Population Characteristics
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Transients and Migrants*
  • United States