Immigration~1852

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Immigration to the United States in 1852:

The majority of immigrants come from Ireland or Germany, are men between the ages of 15 and 40, with no occupation or are unskilled laborers or farm workers.

This year 371,603 immigrants enter the United States:

> 42.9% come from Ireland;

> 39.3% come from the German states;

> 11.0% come from Great Britain;

> 3.0% come from France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Switzerland combined;

> 1.7% come from Canada;

> 1.1% come from Sweden, Norway and Denmark combined;

> 0.4% come from Central and South America, including Mexico;

> 0.2% come from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece combined;

> 0.4% come from other regions and other countries.

> Sex and age:

> 41.2% are female;

> 58.8% are male;

> 61.9% are between the ages of 15 and 40;

> 22.7% are under age 15;

> 15.4% are over age 40.

Occupation by major categories:

> 56.3% have no occupation–this includes children;

> 18.9% have general labor occupations;

> 14.6% have agricultural occupations;

> 6.9% have skilled craft occupations

> 2.9% have commercial occupations;

> 0.2% have domestic work occupations;

> 0.1% have professional occupations;

0.2% have miscellaneous occupations.

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The number of new immigrants received equals approximately 1.5% of the total population.

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