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The 8 facts about imigration to the US that you did not know

The 8 facts about imigration to the US

1. The number of immigrants increased
In July 2017, the number of migrants who arrived legally and illegally in the United States reached a record 43.7 million people. This is an increase of 500 thousand from 2015, by 3.8 million since 2010 and by 12.6 million since 2000.

2. Every eighth US resident is a foreigner
The share of migrants in the US population for 2016 is 13.5%, that is, one in eight of the country’s inhabitants. This is the highest percentage for 106 years. As early as 1980, only one of the 16 residents of the States was a foreigner.

3. For five years – 8 million new migrants
From 2010 to 2016 in the US settled 8.1 million people.

4. More minor immigrants
In 2016, 16.6 million migrant-children in the United States arrived with their parents
In 2016, 16.6 million migrant-children in the United States arrived with their parents, while in the country there were 60.4 million newcomers with children, that is, one-fifth of the population.

5. Mexicans – the largest group of migrants in the USA
Mexican immigrants (legal and illegal) became the largest foreign population of the States in 2016. Only from 2010 to 2016 from Mexico came 1.1 million people: the eighth of all newcomers.

However, taking into account the reverse migration and natural mortality, the total number of Mexicans in the United States has not changed in six years.

6. India – new immigration leader

Since 2010, most often immigrate to the US from:

  • India (654,202 people)
  • China (550 022 people)
  • Dominican Republic (206,134 people)
  • El Salvador (172,973 people)
  • Cuba (166,939 people)
  • Philippines (164,077 people)
  • Honduras (128,478 people)
  • Viet Nam (112,218 people)
  • Venezuela (106,185 people)
  • Guatemala (104 883 people)
  • Nigeria (87,565 people)
  • Pakistan (83,271 people)
  • Haiti (81,074 people)
  • Bangladesh (80 949 people)
  • Jamaica (76 532 people)
  • Ethiopia (71,332 people)
  • Brazil (69,982 people)
  • Colombia (68,032 people)
  • Iraq (61 787 people)
  • Burma (60 294 people)
  • Nepal (59,592 people)
  • Saudi Arabia (54,843 people)

7. Texas – the most desirable state for migrants
The most attractive states for immigrants from 2010 to 2017 were Texas
The most attractive states for immigrants from 2010 to 2017 were:

  • Texas – 587,890 people.
  • Florida – 578 468 people.
  • California – 527,236 people.
  • New York – 238 503 people.
  • New Jersey – 171 504 people.
  • Massachusetts – 134 318 people.
  • Washington – 134 132 people.
  • Pennsylvania – 131,845 people.
  • Virginia – 120,050 people.
  • Maryland – 118,175 people.
  • Georgia – 95,353 people.
  • Nevada – 78 341 people.
  • Arizona – 78,220 people.
  • Michigan – 74,533 people.
  • Minnesota – 73 953 people.
  • North Carolina – 70 503 people.

8. The largest increase in the number of migrants is in North Dakota
The largest increase in the number of migrants is in North Dakota
The share of migrants from 2010 to 2017 most grew in the states:

  • North Dakota (+ 49%)
  • West Virginia (+ 40%)
  • South Dakota (+ 39%)
  • Delaware (+ 24%)
  • Nebraska (+ 20%)
  • Minnesota (+ 20%)
  • Wyoming (+ 19%)
  • Pennsylvania (+ 18%)
  • Alaska (+ 16%)
  • Indiana (+ 16%)
  • Florida (+ 16%)
  • Nevada (+ 15%)
  • Iowa (+ 15%)
  • Maryland (+ 15%)
  • Massachusetts (+ 14%)
  • Texas (+ 14%)
  • Utah (+ 13%)
  • Wisconsin (+ 13%)
  • Virginia (+ 13%)

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