Immigrants in Maryland

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


Maryland has a large immigrant community, much of which emigrated from El Salvador. Roughly 15 percent of all Maryland residents were born in another country, while 11 percent are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. Immigrants support Maryland’s economy across sectors: a quarter of all Maryland healthcare practitioners, for example, are immigrants, as are nearly 42 percent of the state’s building maintenance workers and groundskeepers. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Maryland’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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