Immigrants in North Dakota

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


North Dakota has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which hails from the Philippines. Nearly 4 percent of the state population was born in another country, while just over 4 percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent. Foreign-born residents are increasingly vital to North Dakota’s labor force, with immigrants accounting for over 10 percent of the state’s production employees and over 9 percent of residents working in the manufacturing industry. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of North Dakota’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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