Immigrants in Minnesota

American Immigration Council
Date of Publication: 
October, 2017
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

Minnesota has a sizable immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico and India. Foreign-born residents account for over 8 percent of the state’s population, while 7 percent of residents are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. Across sectors, immigrants support the state’s economy: more than 15 percent of all Minnesota healthcare support employees, for example, are immigrants, as are over 20 percent of residents working in the computer and math sciences. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Minnesota’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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