United States - Foreign-Born Population Percentage by State

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Place of birth, foreign born, percent, 2006-2010 - (Percent)
State Value
Alabama 3.4
Alaska 7.2
Arizona 14.2
Arkansas 4.3
California 27.2
Colorado 9.8
Connecticut 13.2
Delaware 8.2
District of Columbia 13.0
Florida 19.2
Georgia 9.6
Hawaii 17.7
Idaho 5.9
Illinois 13.6
Indiana 4.4
Iowa 4.1
Kansas 6.3
Kentucky 3.1
Louisiana 3.6
Maine 3.3
Maryland 13.2
Massachusetts 14.5
Michigan 5.9
Minnesota 7.0
Mississippi 2.2
Missouri 3.7
Montana 2.0
Nebraska 5.9
Nevada 19.3
New Hampshire 5.3
New Jersey 20.3
New Mexico 9.7
New York 21.7
North Carolina 7.4
North Dakota 2.4
Ohio 3.8
Oklahoma 5.2
Oregon 9.7
Pennsylvania 5.6
Rhode Island 12.6
South Carolina 4.7
South Dakota 2.3
Tennessee 4.4
Texas 16.1
Utah 8.2
Vermont 4.0
Virginia 10.8
Washington 12.7
West Virginia 1.3
Wisconsin 4.6
Wyoming 3.1

Value for the US (Percent): 12.7%

Data item: Place of birth, foreign born, percent, 2006-2010

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov


Foreign-born persons include anyone who was not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes respondents who indicated they were a U.S. citizen by naturalization or not a U.S. citizen. Persons born abroad of American parents or born in Puerto Rico or other U.S. Island Areas are not considered foreign born.

Other survey questions determined the country of birth, year of entry, and citizenship status for the foreign born.

The percentage shown is obtained by dividing the count of foreign-born persons by the total population.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

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