(John Del Signore) A surging number of immigrants from China will soon surpass immigrants from the Dominican Republic in New York City, according to a report from the City Planning Department. It's 235 pages, and you can curl up with it by popping open this pdf, but the short version is that NYC's immigrant population is at a record high, and the leading demographic is Chinese. Some fun facts to scare your xenophobic uncle with:

  • The largest numeric growth in immigration took place in the Bronx, while Staten Island saw the largest percentage increase.
  • The largest immigrant group is from the Dominican Republic, with 380,200 residents. China follows with 350,200 residents.
  • But immigrants from China are surging, having grown by 34 percent since 1990.

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