What Immigration Means to Maine (Infographic)
Maine has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Canada. While only 3 percent of Maine residents are immigrants, over 9 percent are native-born Americans with at least one immigrant parent. Foreign-born Mainers make up a vital, educated share of the labor force: over a third of immigrants in the state possess a college or higher degree and 92 percent report speaking English well. Across sectors, immigrants help support Maine’s economy—from working as artists, entertainers, and athletes, to accounting for over 25 percent of the state’s extraction industry employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Maine’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.
American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Maine [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/maine_infographic_2018.png