Seeking Opportunity~Immigration, 1876

Immigration (U.S.):

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Germany, Great Britain and Ireland continue to provide large numbers of immigrants. However this year significant waves of immigration arrive from China and Canada. The majority of immigrants are males between the ages of 15 and 40, mostly lacking an occupation or being qualified for general labor.

> 169,986 immigrants enter the United States:

> 18.8% come from Germany;

> 17.2% come from Great Britain;

> 13.4% come from China;

> 13.2% come from Canada;

> 11.5% come from Ireland;

> 7.2% come from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland combine;

> 6.4% come from France, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands combined;

> 4.2% come Poland, Austria, Hungary and the Balkans combined

> 2.8% come from the Russian Empire;

> 1.8% come from Italy;

> 1.3% come Central and South America, including Mexico;

> 1.1% come from Portugal, Spain, and Greece combined;

1.1% come from other regions and other countries.

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> Sex & age:

> 34.2% are female;

> 65.8% are male;

> 71.6% are between the ages of 15 and 40;

> 16.3% are under age 15;

12.1% are over age 40;

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> Occupations by major categories:

> 41.8% have no occupation–this includes children;

> 22.8% have general labor occupations;

> 14.2% have skilled craft occupations;

> 8.5% have agricultural occupations;

> 3.8% have domestic work occupations;

> 2.9% have commercial occupations;

> 1.4% have professional occupations;

> 4.6% have miscellaneous occupations.

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