Visualizing Trends for Children of Immigrants

This feature was originally published in February 2016 and updated on January 28, 2021 with new data from the 2019 American Community Survey.

A growing number of children in the United States are born to immigrant parents. Understanding the characteristics of these children and their families is critical when considering policies that affect all children and families.

This tool presents data and trends over time on children of immigrants and their parents, families, and households for states and the top 100 metropolitan areas. This information is available starting with 2006, the first year that American Community Survey data were available for detailed geographies. We will update this tool as new survey results are published.


Major metro areas