30% of immigrants in the United States are illegal.
44% of illegal immigrants in 2008 were estimated to have entered the U.S. in 2000 or later.
61% of illegal immigrants are between the ages of 25 and 44 (working age).
73% of children of illegal immigrants are U.S. citizens by birth.
47% of illegal immigrants between the ages of 25-64 have less than a high school education; by contrast, only 8% of U.S.-born residents in that age group have not graduated from high school.
6.8% of students enrolled in grades K-12 in U.S. schools are children of illegal immigrants. In California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas, at least 10% of K-12 students are the children of illegal immigrants.
35% of illegal immigrants are homeowners.
11% of people living below the poverty line in the U.S. are illegal immigrants.
$11,900 is the median income for illegal immigrants. By contrast, the median income for U.S.-born residents is $23,300.
States with the largest illegal immigrant population:
In 2008, there were 6.3 million men, 4.1 million women and 1.5 million children who were illegal immigrants.
In California, nine of every 10 illegal immigrants are from Latin America; 65% are from Mexico.
SOURCES: Congressional Research Service; Pew Hispanic Center; Public Policy Institute of California
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