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Housing and immigrant communities, United States, 1965 to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Gary Painter

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm275

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Painter, G. 2013. Housing and immigrant communities, United States, 1965 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Immigrants to the United States and their descendants are predicted to reach 82 percent of US population growth in the next four decades (Passel & Cohn 2008). The exponential growth will not be limited to established gateway cities where immigration has typically concentrated; an increasing share will occur in mid-size metropolitan areas (Frey & DeVol 2000; Massey 2008). Since 2000, for example, the number of new immigrants has jumped by 27 percent in mid-size US communities, a remarkable contrast to the steady decline in established gateway cities such as New York and Los Angeles. Further evidence is given in Painter and Yu 2010.

Keywords:

  • development;
  • assimilation and exclusion;
  • immigration;
  • poverty;
  • political economy