Table 1

Immigrant and U.S.-born shares of total U.S. economic output

Total wage, salary, and
business proprietor income (2011$)
Total population $5,042,277,015,987 100.0%
U.S. born $4,298,840,505,997 85.3%
Immigrant $743,436,509,990 14.7%

Note: All figures are in 2011 dollars. Economic output is derived from wages and salary and proprietors' income.  The immigrant share is simply the total income from these sources attributable to immigrant workers and business owners. For more details, see

Source: EPI analysis of American Community Survey (2009–2011)

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