immigrant owned businesses statistics

Immigrant-Owned Business Statistics

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Immigrant vs Non-Immigrant Business Comparison Immigrant Non-Immigrant
Entrepreneurship rate 0.7 % 0.28 %
Average company sales $433,592 $608,703
Percent currently hiring employees 27.9 % 26.3 %
Average number of employees 8 11.9
Average payroll $252,758 $428,546
Percent that export goods to other countries 7.1 % 4.4 %
Immigrant Business Statistics Data
Number of small-business immigrant owners 900,000
Percent of businesses owned by immigrants 18 %
Percent of immigrant-owned businesses that began with $50,000 or more in startup capital 22 %
Percent of immigrants that start a business each month 0.62 %
Percent of immigrant technology founders with graduate or postgraduate degrees 74 %
Percent of Silicon Valley companies founded since 2006 with foreign born founders 43.9 %
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Percent of Main Street Businesses Owned by Immigrants Percent
Gasoline stations 61 %
Dry cleaning and laundry services 58 %
Grocery stores 53 %
Nail salons and other personal care 45 %
Beer wine and liquor stores 43 %
Restaurants and other food services 38 %
Specialty food stores 35 %
Car Washes 22 %
Beauty Salons 21 %
Drinking places, alcoholic beverages 9 %
Birthplace of Engineering and Technology Immigrant Founders Percent
India 31 %
China 7.5 %
United Kingdom 6 %
Canada 4 %
Germany 3.5 %
Israel 2.5 %
Russia 2 %
Korea 1.9 %
Australia 1.5 %
Netherlands 1.3 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Wall Street Journal, Small Business Administration,
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: February 18, 2016

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