Immigrants in Michigan

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

Michigan has a small but growing immigrant community. While less than 7 percent of the state’s residents were born in another country, they make up a vital, educated share of Michigan’s labor force. Nearly 40 percent of immigrants in the state possess a college or higher degree, and more than four in five report speaking English well. Michigan benefits from the various ways immigrants participate in the economy—from lending their skills as engineers and architects to making up nearly 11 percent of the state’s healthcare practitioners, technologists, and technicians. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Michigan’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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