What Immigration Means to Wyoming (Infographic)

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

Wyoming has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. While only 4 percent of the state’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents help support Wyoming’s economy and are vital members of the state’s labor force. For example, nearly 13 percent of the state’s building maintenance workers and groundskeepers are immigrants, while Wyoming’s hotel and food services industry relies on immigrants for 11 percent of its employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Wyoming’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Wyoming [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/wyoming_infographic_2018.png