United African Organization

UAO aims to serve as the African Community Resource Clearinghouse wherein constituents gather, access information, share experiences, exchange views, and coordinate organizational capacity development. UAO's hub of resources on this website is intended to assist community members in navigating services, programs and resources that are available to help them cope better in the United States.

Africans in Illinois

This study reports the current demographic characteristics of African immigrants in Illinois and in the process illuminates their needs and challenges.

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Timeline of African Migration to the US

As part of the Africans in Chicago Oral History Project, UAO has compiled an interactive timeline that tells the story of African migration to the United States.

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MPI Statistics on African migration to the US

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Migration Information Source MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. MPI publishes the online journal The Migration Information Source, a resource providing current and accurate migration and refugee data and analysis.

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Rob Paral & Associates Maps and Data Sets

Rob Paral & Associates is a consulting firm that analyzes (predominantly Census) data. Most of their work relates to the Chicago area. This website contains maps showing, among other things, immigration patterns over the years.


US Census: American Community Survey

Click on American Fact Finder to see figures by region, country of origin and other demographics. If you’re looking for more stats, the US Census website is also worth visiting.