For Journalists

You may wish to view our presentations on immigration and demographics in the Philadelphia region.

These nonpartisan sources can provide reliable information for your story or research:

  • U.S. Census Bureau
    Use the census.gov “American Fact Finder” tool to extract raw demographic data from the Census (conducted every 10 years; includes the entire U.S. population) and American Community Survey (conducted yearly on a sample of the U.S. population). You can download data easily as an Excel document. This how-to sheet will walk you through a sample query.

    Note: Census data uses the term “foreign-born” to describe immigrants. While Census data sometimes distinguishes between U.S. citizens and non-citizens, the Census does not collect additional data on immigration status.

  • Migration Policy Institute
    Draws on Census data to provide maps, summaries and a more user-friendly overview of demographic information, including at the national and state level.
  • Pew Hispanic Center
    Provides interactive maps, profiles of U.S. Hispanic groups by country of origin, and publications that focus on state- and county-specific growth and settlement patterns of the U.S. Hispanic population, both native- and foreign-born.
  • Kids Count
    Draws on Census data to analyze child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors, on a community, city, state, and national level. You can also create maps, graphs and charts for your own use.