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The 2010 Census has afforded scholars and public policy experts with a wealth of data on demographics in the United States, and many people have chosen to use this data to look at urban and suburban settlement patterns. As part of their work at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program Jill H. Wilson and Audrey Singer have composed this 13-page paper which looks at the transformation of the immigrant community over the past decade. Released in October 2011, the report notes that the foreign-born population in the United States reached 40 million in 2010 and that immigrant settlement became less concentrated during the 2000s. The report also notes that 51 percent of immigrants lived in the suburbs of large metropolitan areas, up from 48 percent in 2000. The report also includes several graphs and charts that help provide some visual documentation of these various transformations.
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