The U.S. cities where immigrants are moving and thriving- St. Louis in top 10 for immigration wellbeing

Immigrants already in the U.S. who decide to move are disproportionately heading for Sun Belt metros, according to a new study by the Bush Institute.

Why it matters: In recent decades, immigrants in the U.S. have increasingly chosen to live in smaller cities and more suburban areas — spreading demographic and social change across the country.

  • Immigration into the U.S. is critical for population and economic growth — and will be more so as the U.S. population continues to age.
  • Metro areas "experiencing large inflows of foreign born people are benefiting tremendously by attracting these people," said Cullum Clark, director of the economic growth initiative at the George W. Bush Institute-SMU. Read more.