Report shows impact of state’s immigrant population

November 8, 2017

The American Immigration Council on Wednesday released data on Indiana’s immigrant population and their contributions to the state.

According to the group’s “Immigrants in Indiana” report, the state has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which hails from Mexico. Among the findings:

• Almost 5 percent of the state’s population was born in another country.

• More than 30 percent of immigrants in Indiana possess a college or higher degree.

• More than 75 percent report speaking English well.

Immigrants support the state’s economy in many ways, accounting for nearly 8 percent of business owners and more than 9 percent of all engineering and architecture employees, according to the report.

The full report can be read here.



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