Municipalities with High Numbers of Foreign-Born Residents: Philadelphia, Upper Darby, and East Windsor
Data Snapshots Series 3: Immigration, Number 2

Municipalities with High Numbers of Foreign-Born Residents: Philadelphia, Upper Darby, and East Windsor

Product No.: DS12080
Date Published: 07/2013

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Greater Philadelphia’s population is becoming more diverse. Immigration has helped many communities in the region replenish population losses. Greater Philadelphia’s foreign-born population has grown and changed rapidly since 1990. This Data Snapshot examines the foreign-born population in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; and East Windsor, New Jersey using 2010 American Communities Survey 5-year Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. We selected Philadelphia as the core city case study because it has the largest number of immigrants in our region. The developed community is Upper Darby in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which is the municipality with the third greatest number of foreign-born in Greater Philadelphia. The growing suburb is East Windsor in Mercer County, New Jersey, which was the only growing suburb represented on either list. East Windsor ranks 8th in number of foreign-born, and 6th in percentage of foreign-born.

Geographic Area Covered: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Upper Darby, Pennsylvania; East Windsor, New Jersey

Key Words: Immigrants, immigration, foreign-born, native, citizenship, naturalized, Upper Darby, East Windsor, Philadelphia

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