Immigration in Atlanta & Georgia

Metro region attracts ethnic workers, families

Immigrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America have changed metro Atlanta. Latinos make up key workforces in the construction, landscaping, hospitality, poultry and agricultural industries, and a growing number of Latinos are moving into the middle class. In all, one in 10 people in metro Atlanta was born outside the United States. Gwinnett County has the highest proportion of foreign-born residents - 17 percent - followed by DeKalb (15.2 percent), Cobb (11.6 percent) and Clayton (10.9 percent), according to census.

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