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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Immigrants in New-Destination States - a report from MPI

This is a nice article that includes data, charts, and tons of links to information on settlement patterns of new immigrants.

Immigrants in New-Destination States

from Migration Information Source Newsletter--February 15, 2011-- Over the past two decades, the settlement patterns of immigrants in the United States have changed as an increasing number of the foreign born are choosing to make states in the southern and middle regions of the country their home. MPI's Aaron Terrazas profiles the immigrants in these "new-destination" states and compares them to the rest of the foreign-born population.

Between 2000 and 2009, the number of immigrants grew by 24 percent from 31.1 million to 38.5 million. And while most of the country was experiencing more or less stagnant growth and even decline, the population of the foreign born grew by 49 percent or more in 14 states: South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Delaware, Arkansas, South Dakota, Nevada, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Wyoming, Idaho, Indiana, and Mississippi (listed in descending order of growth). 

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