Over at Abodo.com—a Madison-based apartment listings site that enjoys reminding everyone how much their rent is going up—a new study identifies the top U.S. cities that are “most attractive to immigrants.” New York, Los Angeles, and Miami take the top three slots, unsurprisingly, with Washington, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston rounding out the top eight. Milwaukee, meanwhile, barely makes the grade, coming in at #47.
Abodo used the following methodology for its study:
“Using data from the U.S. Census’s American Community Survey, we found the eight U.S. cities who accepted the greatest number of new international faces between 2013 and 2015. Using the survey’s definition of ‘foreign-born population’ as anyone who was not a U.S. citizen or national at birth, whether they’re in the country legally or illegally, we took a closer look.”
According to Abodo, Milwaukee welcomed 18,094 new immigrants to its metro area between 2013 and 2015. New York, by comparison, welcomed nearly 500,000. Of the 52 cities studied, only New Orleans, Memphis, Grand Rapids, Louisville, and Birmingham ranked lower than Milwaukee. You can read the complete study here.