What Immigration Means to Kentucky (Infographic)

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

Kentucky has a small but growing immigrant community. While nearly 4 percent of the state’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents make up a vital, educated share of the labor force. Over a third of immigrants in Kentucky possess a college or higher degree, and 73 percent report speaking English well. The state benefits from the various ways immigrants participate in the economy—from working in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media professions to accounting for nearly 30 percent of Kentucky’s fishing, farming, and forestry employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Kentucky’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Kentucky [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/kentucky_infographic_2018.png