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Oregon -- Emigration and immigration, Immigrants -- Oregon, Social integration -- Oregon, Oregon -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects


From our earliest beginnings and to present day, the social fabric of the United States continues to be shaped by immigration. Americans are generally aware of their families’ personal stories and the inextricable link to immigration, but they are likely less familiar with historical and current trends. Focusing in Oregon and more specifically, the Portland metropolitan area, we provide a statistical portrait of the foreign-born population by examining recent growth patterns, identifying geographic origins, and describing individual-level characteristics.


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Michael Burnham, Charles Rynerson, Lisa Yarbrough, and Sheila Martin also contributed to this report.

Appeared in Metropolitan Knowledge Network, a production of the Institute of Metropolitan Studies and the Population Research Center at Portland State University.

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