What Immigration Means to Indiana (Infographic)
Indiana has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which hails from Mexico. While only 5 percent of the state’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents make up a vital, educated share of Indiana’s labor force. Over 30 percent of immigrants in Indiana possess a college or higher degree, while more than 75 percent report speaking English well. Immigrants support the state’s economy in many ways, accounting for nearly 8 percent of business owners in Indiana and more than 9 percent of all engineering and architecture employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Indiana’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.
American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Indiana [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/indiana_infographic_2018.png