Percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2016, by state

Percentage of foreign-born population in the U.S. 2016, by state This statistic represents the percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2016, by state. As of 2016, about 27.2 percent of California's population were born in a foreign country.
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StatePercentage of population
California27.2%
New York23%
New Jersey22.5%
Florida20.6%
Nevada20%
Hawaii18.4%
Texas17%
Massachusetts16.5%
Maryland15.3%
Connecticut14.4%
Rhode Island14.1%
Washington14%
Illinois13.9%
United States13.5%
Arizona13.5%
District of Columbia13.3%
Virginia12.3%
Georgia10.1%
Colorado9.8%
Oregon9.6%
New Mexico9.5%
Delaware9.4%
Utah8.3%
Minnesota8.2%
North Carolina7.8%
Alaska7.7%
Kansas7.1%
Nebraska7%
Pennsylvania6.8%
Michigan6.7%
Idaho5.8%
Oklahoma5.8%
New Hampshire5.7%
Indiana5.3%
Iowa5.1%
Wisconsin5%
South Carolina4.8%
Tennessee4.8%
Arkansas4.6%
Vermont4.5%
Ohio4.4%
Louisiana4.1%
Missouri4.1%
Maine3.8%
South Dakota3.6%
Kentucky3.5%
Alabama3.4%
North Dakota3.2%
Wyoming3.2%
Montana2.1%
Mississippi2%
West Virginia1.7%
StatePercentage of population
California27.2%
New York23%
New Jersey22.5%
Florida20.6%
Nevada20%
Hawaii18.4%
Texas17%
Massachusetts16.5%
Maryland15.3%
Connecticut14.4%
Rhode Island14.1%
Washington14%
Illinois13.9%
United States13.5%
Arizona13.5%
District of Columbia13.3%
Virginia12.3%
Georgia10.1%
Colorado9.8%
Oregon9.6%
New Mexico9.5%
Delaware9.4%
Utah8.3%
Minnesota8.2%
North Carolina7.8%
Alaska7.7%
Kansas7.1%
Nebraska7%
Pennsylvania6.8%
Michigan6.7%
Idaho5.8%
Oklahoma5.8%
New Hampshire5.7%
Indiana5.3%
Iowa5.1%
Wisconsin5%
South Carolina4.8%
Tennessee4.8%
Arkansas4.6%
Vermont4.5%
Ohio4.4%
Louisiana4.1%
Missouri4.1%
Maine3.8%
South Dakota3.6%
Kentucky3.5%
Alabama3.4%
North Dakota3.2%
Wyoming3.2%
Montana2.1%
Mississippi2%
West Virginia1.7%
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This statistic represents the percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2016, by state. As of 2016, about 27.2 percent of California's population were born in a foreign country.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Foreign born persons are persons not born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad of American parent or parents.

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