Did immigrants come to Philadelphia? From the time of its founding in 1682, Philadelphia has been both an immigrant port and a city of immigrants. In fact, in 1683 when Dutch and German religious groups founded Germantown now part of Philadelphia they established the first settlement of non-British Europeans in any English colony.
Why did immigrants go to Philadelphia? Philadelphia became a home for immigrants fleeing political turmoil, persecution, and drastic poverty who came to places where they could find relatives, countrymen, churches, synagogues, and agencies able to understand and in some cases welcome them.
Are there a lot of immigrants in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia metro area has 1,329 tracts with an average population of 3,838. In 2000, nearly all had at least one foreign-born resident, and in 188 tracts more than 11 percent of residents were foreign born. Census 2000 provides the most recently available data at this level of geography.
Who are the major immigrants in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania was home to 444,824 women, 407,315 men, and 70,446 children who were immigrants. The top countries of origin for immigrants were India (10 percent of immigrants), Dominican Republic (9 percent), China (7 percent), Mexico (6 percent), and Vietnam (3 percent).