Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces ‘Newest New Yorkers’ immigration report

Data shows that the percentage of immigrants in New York City is at its highest in decades.

Data shows that the percentage of immigrants in New York City is at its highest in decades. (12/19/13)

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new immigration report during a naturalization ceremony this week.

According to the “Newest New Yorkers” report, the percentage of immigrants in New York City is at its highest in decades.

Data shows that the largest immigrant group is Dominicans with more than 380,000 residents throughout the five boroughs. Chinese immigrants follow with more than 350,000 people, and immigrants from Mexico round out the top three, seeing a 52-percent increase over the past decade.

The report also says that the most immigrants live in Queens, followed by Washington Heights in Manhattan and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn.

The Bronx saw the largest numeric growth of immigrants in any borough with a 22-percent increase.
 

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