What Immigration Means to Iowa (Infographic)

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

Iowa has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. Nearly 5 percent of Iowa’s population was born in another country, and over 4 percent of residents are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. While relatively few in number, immigrants help support Iowa’s economy and remain a critical component of the state’s labor force: 20 percent of all residents working in the computer and math sciences are immigrants, as are 13 percent of production employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Iowa’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Iowa [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/iowa_infographic_2018.png