Map Shows Where Foreign-Born New Yorkers Live

February 5, 2016

New York’s immigration history is a long and complex one, and still today 37 percent of city residents are foreign-born. Using data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey, the NYU Furman Center created this easy-to-read map that shows the top ten countries of origin, how many such New Yorkers there are (each dot represents 500 residents born in the respective country), and where they live (h/t Untapped).

NYC foreign-born map

After coming to the U.S. in the mid-20th century due to political upheaval, most Dominicans settled in Washington Heights, Inwood, and the South Bronx. Coming in just behind are the Chinese, who, not surprisingly, are represented in neighborhoods like Chinatown, Flushing, and Sunset Park. Though Mexico is the third-largest immigrant group, they only make up 6 percent of the total foreign-born population, half that of the Chinese. It’s also interesting to see how colorful Queens is, with “concentrations of New Yorkers from Jamaica, Guyana, Ecuador, India, Bangladesh, and many other nations,” according to the Furman Center.

[Via Untapped]


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