Table 1. 21st-Century Gateways: Foreign Born Growth 1980 to 2006
Foreign-born population Percent foreign born Foreign-born percent growth
Emerging gateways 1980 2006 1980 2006 1980-2006
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 125,157 1,078,552 4.1 18.0 761.8
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 255,439 1,063,033 7.5 20.1 316.2
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 86,593 682,787 5.4 16.9 688.5
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 47,815 665,297 2.1 13.0 1291.4
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 35,064 386,856 7.6 21.8 1003.3
Orlando, FL 37,267 320,161 4.6 16.1 759.1
Total 587,335 4,196,686 5.1 17.3 614.5
Re-emerging gateways
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 179,833 641,092 13.6 35.9 256.5
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 150,152 516,941 7.2 15.8 244.3
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 79,689 360,172 7.2 17.4 352.0
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 108,059 334,981 6.7 12.4 210.0
Denver-Aurora, CO 65,363 311,174 4.5 12.9 376.1
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 71,697 282,017 3.3 8.9 293.3
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 66,627 264,381 5.0 12.4 296.8
Total 721,420 2,710,758 6.5 15.5 275.8
Pre-emerging gateways
Austin-Round Rock, TX 24,220 218,992 4.1 14.5 804.2
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 13,830 146,269 1.6 9.2 957.6
Salt Lake City, UT 28,639 122,343 4.4 11.5 327.2
Raleigh-Cary, NC 8,323 106,465 2.1 10.7 1179.2
Durham, NC 5,394 54,065 1.8 11.6 902.3
Greensboro-High Point, NC 5,341 51,390 1.1 7.5 862.2
Winston-Salem, NC 3,783 31,681 1.1 6.9 737.5
Total 89,530 731,205 2.5 10.8 716.7
TOTAL 21ST CENTURY GATEWAYS 1,398,285 7,638,649 5.3 15.7 446.3
Note: 2003 metropolitan area definitions used for all years.
Source: 1980 census and 2006 American Community Survey, US Census Bureau.


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