The following information is from the New American Economy. Besides the data about each Congressional District there are many data driven reports explaining the effects immigrants have on different industries and geographical areas.
Immigrants and the economy in:
New York District 23
- Immigrant Residents: 27,046
- Immigrant Share of Population: 3.8%
- Immigrant Taxes Paid (2014): $229.4M
- Immigrant Spending Power (2014) :$560.1M
- Immigrant Entrepreneurs: 653
- Immigrant Share Ranking 362 of 435
Similar to the United States as a whole, immigrants in most districts are more likely to be of working age—defined as being between the ages of 25 and 64—than the native-born population. This allows them to contribute to U.S. entitlement programs and also assume roles helping seniors as they age.
Age Group Foreign-Born Population Share Native-Born Population Share 0-24 30.3% 33.8% 25-64 54.4% 50.3% 65+ 15.3% 15.9%
Here are some suggestions of facts that Rep. Reed might want to know about. Feel free to share them any way you want:
- Hey @RepTomReed, you have 653 immigrant entrepreneurs creating jobs in your district. #ReasonForReform
- Hey @RepTomReed, did you know that 54.4% of immigrants in your district are of working age? #ReasonForReform
- Hey @RepTomReed, did you know there are 10,791 eligible immigrant voters in your district? #ReasonForReform