US Immigration Station/Angel Island State Park Visitors

Goals

To determine a demographic profile of visitors to the US Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park in California.

Early Findings

Park Facts

  • 'From 1910 to 1940, Angel Island was the site of an U.S. Immigration Station that functioned as the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island, although the Angel Island facility also enforced policies designed to exclude, rather than welcome, many Pacific Coast immigrants coming from eighty-two countries.'
  • In 2000, "California voters approved a state bond measure of $15 million for the Immigration Station for the site rehabilitation.'
  • In 2013, the ''5-year construction project for the rehabilitation of the Hospital began.'
  • Released in 2014, and as a part of the overall site rehabilitation project, the US IMMIGRATION STATION HOSPITAL INTERPRETATION PROJECT PLAN explored the demographics of the typical visitor to the site.

Visitor Demographics

Below are highlights from the 2014 report on visitor demographics. This appears to be the most recent published study specific to visitors to the US Immigration Hospital site at Angel Island. Before this report, the park 'gathered anecdotal information about visitors and the visitor experience,', but knew that more data was needed to construct a comprehensive visitor profile. Results from the park initiated survey include data from ' weekend, weekday, and holiday visitor experiences. Individuals, groups, campers, and boaters were included.'

Proprietary Research

A scan performed of over 1,000,000 proprietary market research reports did not reveal anything specific to the visitor demographics of the park.

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