Immigration encourages Champaign-Urbana and Midwest population

July 19, 2014
Midwest and Champaign-Urbana supported by immigrant population

Chicago Council on Global Affairs has revealed a new report, according to which immigrant population has supported Champaign-Urbana and Midwest population.

Native born people in Midwest has increased by 3.3 % between 2000 and 2010, at the same time the immigrant population rose by 27%. 

Besides, Champaign-Urbana native population increased by 6.7 % during 2000 and 2010, while the immigrant population in the city increased by approximately 70 % holding the third position next to Chicago and Rockford.

With the native population aging, the immigrant population brought young workers to support them depicted by an arrival of 250,000 immigrants in Midwest between 2000 and 2010 to prevent more decline of 35 to 44 years age group of people.

While amongst the same age group in Champaign County, the native born residents have declined by 5,250 from 2000 to 2010.At the same time, the immigrant population rose by 1,779.
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