Wednesday 16 June 2021

The Tico Immigrant

hero(QCOSTARICA) – The number of Costa Ricans living the United States has almost doubled in the last decade, from 68.588 in 2000 to 126.448 in 2010, according to the latest U.S. census.

Costa Ricans born in the United States are the major driver behind the increase, since emigration did not show greater variations over the decade in question.

Many of these Ticos do not yet know Costa Rica, but are nationals for having at least one parent a Costa Rica.

- Advertisement -

The U.S. is the main destination of Tico emigration, according to a study by the World Bank using data from the American Community survey 2010.

Some of the reasons for Costa Ricans choosing to live abroad are seeking to improve their living conditions. As explained by the director of the Institute of Social Studies on Population (Estudios Sociales en Población – Idespo), Guillermo Acuña, the main centres of emigration in Costa Rica are in areas historically devoted to coffee growing.

According to Acuña, it is wrong to think that the people who emigrate are the poorest. “To go abroad economic resources and support networks are needed,” says the expert.

The state of California is the principal choice of Costa Ricans, home to 22,469 Ticos; followed by Florida with 20,761; and New Jersey with 11.756. Though less in mumbers, Ticos call home the states of  Texas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, and Georgia.

- Advertisement -

Data of the number of Costa Ricans living abroad demystify the belief that the country only receives migrants and their citizens do not want to leave. What is certain is that compared to other countries in the region, national emigration rates are low.

But the United States is not the only destination for Tico emigrants. While the numbers reveal that 65.75% head to the U.S., 5.85% to Nicaragua, 5.40% to Panama, 2.75% to Canada, 2.65% to Spain, and 2.53%to Mexico, as the principal countries of emigration.

Of the total emigration, 47% are men nad 53% are women.

Source: Ameliarueda.com

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

MOST READ

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred in a maritime zone with the potential for stronger earthquakes, explained Ivonne Arroyo,...

The “rebound” effect boosted growth in Costa Rica’s economic activity

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's economic activity registered in April 2021 a year-on-year growth of 8.8%, a figure affected by a “base” or “rebound” effect,...

Today’s Covid News: Restrictions allowed a decrease in Covid-19 and prevented hospital collapse

QCOSTARICA - A moderate decline in new cases for the third consecutive week allowed the hospital system to avoid the dreaded collapse and rapid...

Your cell phone can now notify you if you had contact with a positive case of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Fifteen months after the national emergency against covid-19 was declared, Costa Ricans will have a digital platform where you can be notified...

Direct flight will connect Guanacaste with Austin starting in November

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines announced that starting November 2, 2021, it will offer a direct flight between Austin, Texas and the Daniel Oduber International...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 11, “EVENS”

Today, Friday, June 11, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Rainy afternoons and nights this week in most of the country

QCOSTARICA - Characteristic of the rainy season, we will see rain in the afternoons and nights in the Central Valley, the entire Pacific coast,...

The U.S. and Democracy in Nicaragua

Q REPORTS (Council on Foreign Affairs) Democracy is being destroyed in Nicaragua. This has been the long-term project of Daniel Ortega, the country’s dictator,...

Lack of space on Racsa’s hard drive paralyzed immigration consultation at the airport this Monday

RICO's DIGEST - We've all had this happen, your computer's hard drive is full and your computer crashes. But we are not the Radiográfica...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.