Number of Foreign-Born Citizens in Every State

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50. West Virginia
> Share of foreign-born citizens: 1.61% (total of 29,578 people)
> Share of foreign-born non-citizens: 0.80% (total of 14,628 people)
> State’s total population: 1,836,843
> Origin of largest immigrant groups: India (9.11%), Mexico (8.79%)
> No. of naturalized citizens in 2017: 560
> No. of green cards granted in 2017: 776 (or 42 per 100,000 people)

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49. Montana
> Share of foreign-born citizens: 2.11% (total of 21,771 people)
> Share of foreign-born non-citizens: 1.01% (total of 10,396 people)
> State’s total population: 1,029,862
> Origin of largest immigrant groups: Canada (17.66%), Mexico (11.39%)
> No. of naturalized citizens in 2017: 347
> No. of green cards granted in 2017: 529 (or 51 per 100,000 people)

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48. Mississippi
> Share of foreign-born citizens: 2.31% (total of 68,894 people)
> Share of foreign-born non-citizens: 1.42% (total of 42,470 people)
> State’s total population: 2,986,220
> Origin of largest immigrant groups: Mexico (34.06%), Vietnam (6.63%)
> No. of naturalized citizens in 2017: 662
> No. of green cards granted in 2017: 1,793 (or 60 per 100,000 people)

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47. South Dakota
> Share of foreign-born citizens: 3.32% (total of 28,358 people)
> Share of foreign-born non-citizens: 2.09% (total of 17,888 people)
> State’s total population: 855,444
> Origin of largest immigrant groups: Mexico (10.85%), Ethiopia (6.92%)
> No. of naturalized citizens in 2017: 632
> No. of green cards granted in 2017: 1,017 (or 119 per 100,000 people)

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46. Alabama
> Share of foreign-born citizens: 3.46% (total of 167,926 people)
> Share of foreign-born non-citizens: 2.19% (total of 106,217 people)
> State’s total population: 4,850,771
> Origin of largest immigrant groups: Mexico (31.15%), Guatemala (6.71%)
> No. of naturalized citizens in 2017: 1,045
> No. of green cards granted in 2017: 3,801 (or 78 per 100,000 people)