About the Data
With the exception of the first category, which maps children of immigrants as a share of all children, the maps display the share of children of immigrants who fall into a certain category. (For instance, the “Children’s language skills” tab maps the percentage of children of immigrants who are English proficient.) Trends for some small populations (e.g., local geographies) may be volatile because of small survey sample sizes, and differences between estimates derived from small sample sizes will often not be statistically significant. Because of small sample sizes, Native Americans are counted in the “another race or multiracial” category for these maps.
Further, estimates presented in this feature may differ from those in other publications by the Urban Institute or other organizations because of differences in analysis; for instance, estimates of health insurance coverage may differ from those produced by Urban’s Health Policy Center because of differences in how time periods, age groups, family relationships, and other factors are defined.
For more information on the definitions and the sources of these statistics, see the children of immigrants data tool appendix.
This project was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation through the Urban Institute’s Low-Income Working Families initiative, a multiyear effort that focuses on the private- and public-sector contexts for families’ well-being. We are grateful to them and to all our funders, who make it possible for Urban to advance its mission. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders. Funders do not determine research findings or the insights and recommendations of our experts. More information on our funding principles is available here. Read our terms of service here.
We would like to thank Victoria Lynch and Jennifer Haley in the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center for providing edited health insurance coverage data and guidance on using and presenting these data to allow for more accurate coverage estimates.
Cary Lou, Hamutal Bernstein, Gina Adams, Erica Greenberg, Devlin Hanson, and Karina Fortuny
Development and Design
Alice Feng, Hannah Recht, and Tim Meko
Liza Hagerman, Serena Lei, Michael Marazzi, and Alexandra Tilsley