The West Coast and Sunbelt may be increasingly attractive beacons for immigrants, but the New York region remains the primary gateway for foreign-born people living in the U.S., according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2014-18 American Community Survey data. Although Los Angeles, Miami, and Houston had more foreign-born arrivals after 2010 than any individual New York county, the tri-state counties took in roughly 1 of every 8 immigrants who arrived from other countries during the last decade.
One-third of the 7.9 million foreign-born people who arrived in the U.S. after 2010 settled in 10 metros: Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Phoenix, and Boston.
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