What Immigration Means to South Dakota (Infographic)

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

South Dakota has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico and Nepal. While roughly 3 percent of South Dakota’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents support the state’s economy across sectors. Immigrants make up a critical share of the state’s labor force; 12 percent of all residents working in the manufacturing industry, for example, are immigrants, as are over 10 percent of the state’s building maintenance workers and groundskeepers. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of South Dakota’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to South Dakota [infograhic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/south_dakota_infographic_2018.png