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Which States Have the Most International Immigrants?



The map above shows what percent of each states population consists of people born outside of the US. California is the only state where more than a quarter of its population is foreign-born, but several other states have populations that are more than 15% foreign born.


On the other end, West Virginia and Montana have the lowest percentage of immigrants, with only 1.64% and 2.20% of their population being foreign born, respectively.


What is the definition of foreign born?

The US Census Bureau defines foreign-born as any person who is not a US citizen at birth. e.g. someone who was not born in the US.


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Data is from the Census Bureau's 2020 American Community Survey


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