Almost 100% of people I’ve seen in constructions are of Hispanic origin, there is almost always a Honduran, many Mexicans and it is not surprising that most have no documents. Talking about the issue with my instructor because of being interested on this, he has left me to investigate how many Hispanic there are in the United States to follow the culture shock that has this in the construction area.
Most constructions are done with Hispanics, apart from that, the impact that has on old neighborhoods the presence of these influences in the appreciation trends by immigrant’s invasion. After searching the Internet I found Pew Hispanic a page dedicated to maintain information related to Hispanic Immigration to the United States. It struck me the migration map, although it is built in flash, shows the growth that Hispanics had in the different districts in each State in four stages: 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2007.
The site has many more data than the apparent shown in their top menu, there are statistics, immigrants’ profiles, demographic studies by state and country of origin. I recommend it.
For example, if you want to know the countries with more Hispanics in the United States, including Spain, this is the result:
|3||All other hispanics||2,880,536||6.3|
|18||Other Central American||111,513||0.2|
|21||Others South America||77,898||0.2|
Some data seem low, but are an important point of reference. It also has a map in three dimensions where are the extremes seen such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and Houston.
You can also download the full statistics in an Excel file of 4MB.