Refugees

Refugees Arrivals into the U.S. by City Between 2002 and 2018

For most of modern recorded history, the United States, with the largest developed economy, has received more refugees than all other developed economies combined. This map shows refugee resettlement between 2002 and 2018. Many cities you would not naturally expect have specialized in absorbing immigrants and have become quite good at it. These newcomers often provide great vitality to their local economies. You will also notice the dramatic drop-off in the number of immigrants over the past two years.

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Maps provided by Esri, the global leader in location intelligence. The technology combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data. We wrote about the company and the extraordinary impact it has had on its hometown, Redlands, California, in the book.