Percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2017, by state

Percentage of foreign-born population in the U.S. 2017, by state This statistic represents the percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2017, by state. As of 2017, about 26.9 percent of California's population were born in a foreign country.
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StatePercentage of population
California26.9%
New York22.9%
New Jersey22.8%
Florida20.9%
Nevada19.9%
Hawaii18.6%
Texas17.1%
Massachusetts16.9%
Maryland15.3%
Connecticut14.8%
District of Columbia14.7%
Illinois14.3%
Washington14.3%
Rhode Island13.9%
United States13.7%
Arizona13.2%
Virginia12.5%
Delaware10.2%
Georgia10.2%
Oregon9.9%
Colorado9.8%
New Mexico9.4%
Minnesota8.7%
Utah8.7%
North Carolina8.1%
Alaska7.9%
Nebraska7.5%
Michigan7.1%
Pennsylvania7%
Kansas6.9%
New Hampshire6.2%
Idaho5.9%
Oklahoma5.7%
Indiana5.3%
Iowa5.3%
Tennessee5.2%
Wisconsin5%
South Carolina4.9%
Arkansas4.7%
Ohio4.5%
Vermont4.5%
Missouri4.2%
Louisiana4.1%
North Dakota4.1%
Kentucky3.8%
Alabama3.5%
Wyoming3.5%
Maine3.4%
South Dakota3.4%
Mississippi2.2%
Montana2.2%
West Virginia1.6%
StatePercentage of population
California26.9%
New York22.9%
New Jersey22.8%
Florida20.9%
Nevada19.9%
Hawaii18.6%
Texas17.1%
Massachusetts16.9%
Maryland15.3%
Connecticut14.8%
District of Columbia14.7%
Illinois14.3%
Washington14.3%
Rhode Island13.9%
United States13.7%
Arizona13.2%
Virginia12.5%
Delaware10.2%
Georgia10.2%
Oregon9.9%
Colorado9.8%
New Mexico9.4%
Minnesota8.7%
Utah8.7%
North Carolina8.1%
Alaska7.9%
Nebraska7.5%
Michigan7.1%
Pennsylvania7%
Kansas6.9%
New Hampshire6.2%
Idaho5.9%
Oklahoma5.7%
Indiana5.3%
Iowa5.3%
Tennessee5.2%
Wisconsin5%
South Carolina4.9%
Arkansas4.7%
Ohio4.5%
Vermont4.5%
Missouri4.2%
Louisiana4.1%
North Dakota4.1%
Kentucky3.8%
Alabama3.5%
Wyoming3.5%
Maine3.4%
South Dakota3.4%
Mississippi2.2%
Montana2.2%
West Virginia1.6%
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This statistic represents the percentage of foreign-born population in the United States in 2017, by state. As of 2017, about 26.9 percent of California's population were born in a foreign country.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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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