From Capital New York:
China is poised to overtake the Dominican Republic as the largest source of immigrants to New York City.
Today, New York City is home to 8.34 million people. More than three million of them, or 37 percent, come from other countries. That compares to just 18 percent in 1970.
In the last decade, the growth of the foreign-born population, at 7 percent, outpaced the growth of the city's overall population, at 3 percent.
Those numbers are actually less impressive than the decade prior, when the foreign-born population increased by 38 percent and overall population increased more than nine percent.
Immigration from Europe has fallen dramatically as a proportion of overall immigration to New York, while Latin America has surged to the top spot, followed closely by Asia.
By country, the biggest source of the city's foreign-born continues to be the Dominican Republic, with 380,000 Dominicans in New York City in 2011, to China’s 350,000.
But not for much longer, if the current trends bear out. In the past decade, the population of foreign-born New Yorkers from China grew by a whopping 34 percent, compared to the Dominican Republic’s three percent.