A look at the foreign-born

This is an interesting map the Census Bureau provided today showing the foreign-born population as a percentage of each state’s population in 1970.


This is the same report in the 2010 Census:


Minnesota went from about 2.6% to over 7%.

Demographers Elizabeth Grieco and Rob Margetta were on C-SPAN today, with Grieco bringing up an interesting point: The percentage of the population that is foreign-born is lower than during the period of “the great migration.”

  • Jim Shapiro

    Send ’em all back where they came from! ( Any way you can start with my wife and daughter? 🙂

  • The Big Dog

    Not to be a jerk, I was just wondering if there would be parallels between the % increases in foreign-born and the list of best states recently released.