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California Counts, Report · November 2003

California’s Newest Immigrants

Joseph Hayes and Laura Hill

Explores the demographic characteristics of recent immigrants-those who arrived in the United States between 1991 and 2000-including their region of origin, age at arrival, geographic concentration throughout California, share of the state’s population, family composition, educational attainment, hourly wages, poverty rates, employment, rates of home ownership, and English language ability. Compares socioeconomic outcomes of these immigrants with the outcomes of immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1980 and 1990.