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8 Facts You Must Know About African Immigrants Excelling In The U.S.

African Immigrants Most Educated

Despite the economic plights many are faced with when coming to America, the Census Bureau found that a significant amount of the foreign-born population from Africa have a higher level of education than most immigrants from other countries. While 41 percent of America’s African-born population had a bachelor’s degree or higher, based on the 2014 report, less than 30 percent of all other immigrants boasted the same accomplishment.

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African-Born Immigrants Tend to be the Healthiest Black Immigrants

A study conducted by UC Irvine Sociology professor Jen’nan Ghazal Read and Rice University Professor Michael O. Emerson, found that immigrants from Africa were generally far healthier than their peers immigrating from European countries. The study also suggests that the group tends to be healthier than African-Americans.

The African-born Population Has Grown Dramatically

According to the Census Bureau, the “foreign-born population from Africa” has grown dramatically over the past four decades. A 2014 report found that the population increased from 80,000 in 1970 to a staggering 1.6 million around 2012.

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The Foreign-Born African Population Grew the Most During the 2000s

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the foreign-born population from Africa had the most significant growth at the beginning of the new millennium from around 2000 to 2008-2012.

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Africans Account for Roughly 4 Percent of America’s Foreign Born Population

According a report from the American Community Survey, the African-born population makes up 4 percent of the total U.S. foreign-born population  Although no one country has the majority of foreign-born people in the U.S., Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt and Ghana combined account for more than 40 percent of the African-born population in the U.S.

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The States With the Largest African-Born Population Are Not Confined to One Region

Patterns of immigration typically leave the highest population of immigrants from a certain country all focused in one area. That isn’t the case with African-born people in the U.S. The four states with the largest African-born population are in completely different regions. New York, California, Texas and Maryland all have well over 100,000 African-born immigrants residing there.

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Atlanta Is One of the 7 Metro Areas With the Largest African-Born Population

According to the Census Bureau’s 2014 report, there are 7 metro areas with African-born populations of 60,000 or more. These cities include New York, with an African-born population of 212,000; Washington, with an African-born population of 161,000; Atlanta and Los Angeles with an African-born population of 68,000; Minneapolis-St. Paul with an African-born population of 64,000; Dallas-Forth Worth with an African-born population of 61,000 and Boston, with an African-born population of 60,000.

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Most African-Born Immigrants in the U.S. Are Between the Ages of 35 and 44

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, adults account for most of the African-born population in the U.S. with nearly 28 percent being between the ages of 35 and 44. Young adults from age 25 to 34 account for 24.5 percent and those who are 45 to 54 account for 15 percent of the African-born population in the U.S.

source Atlantablackstar

 

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