What Immigration Means to West Virginia (Infographic)

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

West Virginia has a small but vital immigrant population, much of which hails from Germany. While immigrants account for less than 2 percent of the state’s total population, they help support West Virginia’s economy. Nearly 48 percent of immigrants in West Virginia possess a college degree or higher. Many of the state’s immigrants have chosen to transfer those skills into the education field, with immigrants comprising nearly 8 percent of all residents working in education, training, and library services. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an important part of West Virginia’s diverse and thriving communities and make notable contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to West Virginia [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/west_virginia_infographic_2018.png