Characteristics of all U.S. workers and of animal slaughtering and processing workers in the U.S.
|All U.S. workers||Animal slaughtering and processing workers|
|Asian American/Pacific Islander||5.9%||6.8%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.5%||0.7%|
|Top countries of origin among foreign-born workers|
|Top languages among foreign-born workers|
|Filipino, Tagalog||3.6%||Karen languages||2.3%|
|Citizenship status among foreign-born workers|
|Median wage and salary income||$35,989||$30,485|
|Below poverty line||7.2%||8.8%|
Notes: *The broad regional breakdown of countries of origin in the “Other” category for all U.S. foreign-born workers is: Latin American/Caribbean countries (22.1%); Asian countries (14.8%); African countries (5.0%); European countries (9.8%); all other countries (2.3%). **For foreign-born animal slaughtering and processing workers, the “Other” category includes workers from Latin American/Caribbean countries (8.8%); Asian countries (12.2%); African countries (8.9%); all other countries (3.0%). Regional classifications adopted from the United Nations. Figures were calculated using the population weights provided by IPUMS. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding. “Noncitizen” includes permanent residents, residents with legal temporary status, and undocumented residents.
Source: Integrated Public-Use Microsample (IPUMS) of 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; (All U.S. Workers N=7,269,186) (U.S. Animal Slaughtering and Processing Workers N=20,068).