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.