What Immigration Means to Montana (Infographic)

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

Montana has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Canada and Mexico. While only 2 percent of Montana’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents help support Montana’s economy across sectors. Immigrants make up a vital, educated share of the state’s labor force, with over a third holding a college or higher degree. Many of Montana’s immigrants lend their expertise as architects and engineers, accounting for 10 percent of residents working in the field, and roughly 14 percent of all Montanans working in the extraction industry are immigrants. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Montana’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Montana [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/montana_infographic_2018.png