About 19% of farmworkers are “migrant”, meaning they travel a significant distance from a home base to find work at one or more agricultural employers.
How many migrant farmworkers are there?
More than 3 million migrant and seasonal farmworkers are estimated to be in the United States. 1 In order to plan, monitor, and evaluate the health status and needs of the agricultural population, demographic information is necessary.
How many farmworkers are there?
There are about 3 million farmworkers in the United States: about two million are family farmworkers and another one million are hired farmworkers.
What race are most farm workers?
The most common ethnicity among farm workers is White, which makes up 73.0% of all farm workers. Comparatively, there are 18.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.
What percent of farmworkers are Mexican?
Demographic Characteristics of Hired Farmworkers
|Item||Farm laborers, graders and sorters||All U.S. private wage and salary workers|
|Percent Hispanic: Mexican origin||57||12|
|Percent Hispanic: Other||7||8|
|Percent born in U.S. (includes Puerto Rico)||44||80|
|Percent U.S. citizens||53||90|
How much do illegal farm workers get paid in California?
In California, H-2A workers earn $14.77 an hour this year, or about $118.16 for an eight-hour day, one of the highest in the country for these workers.