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Report: More than a quarter of Boston residents foreign born

December 21, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A new report says more than a quarter of the people living in Boston in 2014 were born outside the United States.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority report says the number of foreign-born residents of Boston increased by nearly 20 percent from 2000 to 2014.

Of the city’s 656,051 residents in 2014, 177,461 were foreign born.

Of Boston’s foreign-born residents, about half are naturalized U.S. citizens.

The Dominican Republic has surpassed China as the top country of origin for Boston’s immigrants, with Haiti the third-largest source.

The city’s East Boston neighborhood had the highest percentage of foreign-born residents at slightly more than 50 percent, followed by Mattapan at almost 36 percent.


Online: http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/getattachment/1fd5864a-e7d2-4ebc-8d4a-a4b8411bf759

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