Thursday, July 01, 2010

Factoid of the day - New Permanent Residents

I think this is recently released.  Not quite the same as international immigration, but new permanent residents in the 'burgh via data from the USCIS.

One interesting thing before looking at the detailed data, but of this count of 'new permanent residents', for Pittsburgh less than 29% represent new arrivals.   I looked at New York City's data as well and their count was just over 50% new arrivals.  My quick benchmarking of a few other places all have a much higher percentages of 'new arrivals' than we do.  Not sure the reason, but suspect it is because we have a lot of students converting from temporary student visas to permanent resident visas. Could be folks converting from other forms of temporary visas whcih include H1B's.  Just something to think about.

Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status During Fiscal Year 2009
Pittsburgh MSA  Ranked by Country of Birth

Country      Number % of Total

India           257  10.9%
China           222   9.4%
Burma            91   3.9%
United Kingdom   78   3.3%
Pakistan         74   3.1%
Canada           68   2.9%
Korea, South     66   2.8%
Russia           64   2.7%
Uzbekistan       60   2.5%
Philippines      56   2.4%
Thailand         52   2.2%
Kenya            46   2.0%
Turkey           45   1.9%
Brazil           43   1.8%
Germany          43   1.8%
Ukraine          38   1.6%
Iraq             37   1.6%
Vietnam          36   1.5%
Nigeria          35   1.5%
Japan            32   1.4%
All other       911  38.7%


Total         2,354

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