Special Report

States Where the Most People Have Green Cards

Knoxville, Tennessee
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35. Tennessee
> Green cards issued in 2015: 133.9 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 5.0% (19th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 89,699 (1.36% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 12,613 (0.19% of total)

Cincinnati, Ohio
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34. Ohio
> Green cards issued in 2015: 138.3 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.3% (12th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: India
> Indian pop.: 62,232 (0.54% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 17,400 (0.15% of total)

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
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33. South Dakota
> Green cards issued in 2015: 147.4 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 3.2% (4th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 3,359 (0.39% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 401 (0.05% of total)

Downtown Boise Idaho just after sundown with Capital building
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32. Idaho
> Green cards issued in 2015: 153.1 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 5.7% (20th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 50,229 (3.04% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 1,363 (0.08% of total)

Des Moines, Iowa
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31. Iowa
> Green cards issued in 2015: 161.7 per 100,000
> Immigrant pop.: 4.8% (15th lowest)
> Most common country of origin: Mexico
> Mexican pop.: 43,526 (1.39% of total)
> Pop. from countries under ban: 1,290 (0.04% of total)

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