By Dana Wagner
Where in the world do immigrants reside?
A few neat infographics caught our eye showing the cities with the highest populations of immigrants. They may not be strictly scientific, but they’re fun and give a good taste for the cities that count among the world’s most diverse. These are a mix of the usual-suspect cities in North America and Europe, and others like Singapore, Hong Kong and Riyadh.
The GOOD Cities Project maps the huge range of major cities with low and high foreign-born populations, from Tokyo’s 1.7% residents to Dubai’s 83%. Among the most diverse cities are Los Angeles (34%), Hong Kong (42%), Jiddah (37%), Vancouver (39%) and Tel Aviv (36%). (Toronto is missing though it’s foreign-born population is 46%.) And among the least diverse cities are Seoul (1.8%), Rio (1.1%), Barcelona (5%), Helsinki (4.5%), and Oslo (6.2%).
A second from GOOD features the cities at the top of the foreign-born population list. Home to over one million immigrants, these hyper-diverse cities are: San Francsico, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Chicago, Miami, Washington, New York, Toronto, London Paris, Moscow, Medina, Riyadh, Mecca, Medina, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.
Looking larger than cities, the Migration Policy Institute has a data hub focused on international migration. The interactive maps let a user create a visual for immigrant and emigrant populations by country since 1960.