What Immigration Means to Utah (Infographic)

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

Utah has a sizable immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. Over 8 percent of Utah’s population was born in another country, and a similar proportion of residents are native-born Americans with at least one immigrant parent. Across sectors, foreign-born residents are a significant share of the labor force and support the state’s economy. For example, immigrants represent 16 percent of residents working in the hotel and food services industry, while Utah’s construction industry relies on immigrants for 20 percent of its employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Utah’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Utah [infograhic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/utah_infographic_2018.png