Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by the Numbers


4% of Louisiana residents were born abroad (between 2012-2016.)

13.2% of U.S. residents were born abroad (between 2012-2016.)

10.4% growth in immigrant population in Louisiana.

Between 2015 and 2016, the foreign-born population in U.S. increased by about 449,000.

In 2014, immigrants in Louisiana earned $5 billion, $363.3 million went to state and local taxes, $966.7 million went to federal taxes.

186,369 Louisiana residents were born abroad.

About 70% of Latino firms are owned by people born in the United States. In other words, two out of three businesses are owned by U.S.- born Latinos while one out of three are owned by immigrant Latinos.

17,337 people immigrated to Louisiana between 2010 and 2014.

In 2016, almost 45% of immigrants (19.6 million people) reported having Hispanic or Latino origins.

Immigrants accounted for 17% (27.6 million) of the 161.8 million persons in the civilian labor force in 2016.

Between 2010 and 2014, thousands of immigrants moved to Louisiana to help New Orleans and the surrounding communities rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

SOURCES: Americanimmigrationcouncil.org  |  Migrationpolicy.org  |  Census.gov