Immigrants of Dayton

Who Are the Immigrants OF Dayton?

Immigrants from more than one hundred different countries call Dayton home. The top countries of origin as of the 2020 Census are: Mexico, China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Vietnam, Guatemala, and Rwanda. The top regions of origin are: Latin & Central America, South Central Asia, Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Eastern Asia and Eastern Africa. (Source: American Community Survey 2015-2019). 

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A report from the Partnership for a New American Economy in cooperation with Welcome Dayton highlights how immigrants help grow Dayton’s economy and reverse the city’s population decline. Click here to read the report briefing.

  • Between 2009 and 2013, the native-born population of Dayton decreased by 8.6 percent. Meanwhile, the foreign-born population increased by 58.8 percent.
  • It is estimated that Dayton’s foreign-born population contributed over $15 million in state and local taxes in 2012.
  • In the two years following the launch of the Welcome Dayton plan, the share of naturalized citizens among eligible foreign-born residents had increased from 53 percent in 2011 to 57 percent in 2013.

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Facts About Immigrants in America:

  • Immigrants are 30 percent more likely to start their own business.
  • Small businesses owned by immigrants employed an estimated 4.7million people in 2007, and generated more than $776 billion annually.
  • Asian-owned businesses in Ohio have sales and receipts of $6.8billion. Latino owned business in Ohio have sales and receipts of $2.3 billion.
  • The purchasing power of Ohio’s Latino population and Asian population, respectively is $7.7billion and $7.3 billion.
  • Ohio has 22,370 foreign students who contribute $583.9 million to the state economy.
  • 38.6% of foreign-born adults in Ohio have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • More than 87 percent of Ohio children with immigrant parents are English-proficient. (Immigration Policy Center)
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