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slides: #25 to #1: The States With the Highest Amount of Illegal Immigrants Per Capita

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

 

There are an estimated 11 million illegal or unauthorized immigrants in the United States. Unauthorized immigrants make up 3.5% of the U.S. population.

More than 6.5 million illegal immigrants in America are from Mexico, making up 58% of all illegal immigrants. The next four largest amounts of illegal immigrants come from the countries of Guatemala (6%), El Salvador (3%), Honduras (2%) and China (2%). 

In New England, there are an estimated 342,000 unauthorized immigrants. In Massachusetts, there 185,000 unauthorized immigrants. The majority of immigrants in Massachusetts are from Brazil with an estimated 36,000 (20%). 

The amount of illegal immigrants per state range from 21,000 to more than 3 million. 

Here are the 25 States with the Highest Amounts of Illegal Immigrants:

 

Related Slideshow: #25 to #1: States With the Highest Amount of Illegal Immigrants

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#25

State: Oklahoma

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 82,000

% of Population: 2.1%

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#24

State: South Carolina

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 106,000

% of Population: 2.1%

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#23

State: Nebraska

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 39,000

% of Population: 2.3%

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#22

State: Kansas

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 67,000

% of Population: 2.3%

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#21

State: Delaware

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 30,000

% of Population: 2.5%

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#20

State: Massachusetts

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 185,000

% of Population: 2.7%

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#19

State: Rhode Island

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 31,000

% of Population: 2.9%

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#18

State: Utah

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 88,000

% of Population: 2.9%

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#17

State: Virginia

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 246,000

% of Population: 2.9%

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#16

State: Connecticut 

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 110,000

% of Population: 3.0%

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#15

State: Washington

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 214,000

% of Population: 3.0%

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#14

State: Oregon

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 124,000

% of Population: 3.1%

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#13

State: Florida

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 632,000

% of Population: 3.1%

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#12

State: New Mexico

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 69,000

% of Population: 3.3%

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#11

State: Colorado

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 180,000

% of Population: 3.3%

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#10

State: North Carolina

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 354,000

% of Population: 3.5%

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#9

State: Maryland

# of Unauthorized Immigrants:  228,000

% of Population: 3.8%

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#8

State: Georgia

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 398,000

% of Population: 3.9%

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#7

State: Arizona

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 274,000

% of Population: 4%

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#6

State: Illinois

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 560,000

% of Population: 4.3%

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#5

State: New York

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 873,000

% of Population: 4.4%

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#4

State: Nevada 

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 145,000

% of Population: 5.1%

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#3

State: Texas 

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 1,464,000

% of Population: 5.4%

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#2

State: New Jersey

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 528,000

% of Population: 5.9%

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State: California 

# of Unauthorized Immigrants: 3,166,000

% of Population: 8.1%

 
 

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