Still They Come~Immigration 1892

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Immigration (U.S.):

Major shifts have occurred since 1876. The majority of immigrants come from central and eastern Europe. The majority are still males between 15 and 40 years of age equipped mostly for unskilled labor.

> 579,663 immigrants enter the United States:

> 20.5% come from Germany;

> 14.6% come from the Russian Empire;

> 13.5% come from Eastern and Central Europe (excluding Poland which is counted as part of the Russian Empire);

> 11.4% come from Norway, Sweden and Denmark combined.

> 10.5% come from Italy;

> 8.9% come from Ireland;

> 7.2% come from Great Britain;

> 7.0% come from Poland;

> 3.7% come from France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands combined

2.7% come from other regions and other countries

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> Sex and age:

> 37.6% are female;

> 62.4% are male;

> 78.9% are between the ages of 15 and 40;

> 14.3% are under age 15;

6.8% are over age 40.

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> Occupations by major categories:

> 44.1% have no occupation–this includes children;

> 29.6% have general labor occupations;

> 11.7% have skilled craft occupations;

> 8.9% have agricultural occupations;

> 3.0% have domestic work occupations;

> 0.5% have professional occupations;

> 0.5% have commercial occupations;

> 0.9% have miscellaneous occupations

 

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