Immigrant populations

Immigrants make up about 12 percent of America's population but often a much higher percentage of the population of major cities, especially growing cities with expanding economies. Here's a sample of some major cities in the United States and Canada and their immigrant share:

City Percent immigrants Cleveland 4% Indianapolis 8% Columbus 11% Philadelphia 12% Minneapolis 15% Chicago 21% Boston 25% San Francisco 34% New York City 36% Toronto 50% SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau 2009 American Community Survey, Statistics Canada Â