[Market Watch] Maryland, NJ, Virginia see biggest gain in immigrant population

November 27, 2015

[Market Watch]  –  How is the latest wave of U.S. immigration playing out in your state?

The Census Bureau estimates that 13.3% of the U.S. population comprises immigrants. Their share of the population will set a record in 2023, at 14.8%, and continue climbing, reaching 18.8% in 2060.

While immigrants are moving to every state, the impact on the percentage of the population that is foreign-born is more pronounced in some — Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia, for example — than others.

Perhaps surprisingly, the same isn’t true for California. While immigrants are pouring into the most populous U.S. state, so are lots of those born in the U.S. The share of the population made up by immigrants — noncitizens and naturalized Americans — was actually a tad lower in 2014 than in 2005, according to Census Bureau data. [READ MORE]