Study says 272,000 illegal immigrants live in San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties
|That's it? I'd have figured it'd be a lot more than that.|
Those percentage in population increase sound right, but only 272,000 in those 3 counties? Imperial and Riverside counties are HUGE (over 16,000 square miles of SoCal) and some of the fastest growing areas as far as building expansion. And with San Diego and Imperial counties actually bordering Mexico, 272,000 illegal immigrants must be an extremely conservative estimate.
The numbers are based on this study breaking down illegals per Congressional District. The methodology is at the bottom and says that they relied heavily on US Census Bureau stats.
So basically it's a huge underestimation.