Census Finds Immigrants Lower City’s Income Data

Old Blog Import

Looks like the census didn’t count the impact of graduate students on pulling down the median income of Jackson Heights.

The surprising drop in median income in New York City that has puzzled demographers studying the results of the 2000 census appears to be traceable in large part to immigration, according to new census data that show income declines concentrated heavily in neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens that have become magnets for new arrivals.”

NY Times