According to two reports of the University of New York City, presented last Wednesday, Hispanic immigrants from Colombia and Ecuador are the two groups that have experienced lower levels of poverty in the United States during the past 20 years.
This study was conducted to register that the two groups of migrants are in better economic situation than Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and Mexicans. Among the five nationalities registered, the Colombians registered the lowest poverty levels continuously since 1990 until 2011, as indicated by reports from the Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Center at the Graduate Center of the university.
In 2011, reports showed that 12.6% of Colombians and 17.5% of Ecuadorians lived in poverty. While these numbers rose to 28.6% for Dominicans, 27.2% for Mexicans and 27,3% for Puerto Ricans.
The report included these five nationalities because they are the majority among Hispanic immigrants in the country. It also showed that the average salary of Colombians in 2011 was $ 61,200, the Ecuadorian household is $ 59,874, while the Puerto Ricans is $ 47,328, $ 45.084 for the Mexicans and $ 42.534 for Dominicans.